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John M. Anderson Endowed Lecture Series Fall 2016 Lineup

Anderson Fall 2016 Lineup

The John M. Anderson Endowed Lecture Series sponsors an outstanding program of visiting artists and scholars who lecture, give master classes and workshops, and critique student work throughout the academic year. Beginning in September, the fall 2016 schedule will feature public lectures by four exceptional scholars, artists, and curators including: Lois Hetland, Jan Tichy, Renee Stout, and Richard Rinehart.

Kicking off our fall season is Lois Hetland, Ed.D., an educator and scholar committed to the development of art education through extensive research, inquiry, and book publications. Hetland will give a lecture titled “What's Art Got to Do with It? Educating Thinking Dispositions Across the Disciplines” on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 3:00 p.m.

Using video, sculpture, architecture, and photography, Jan Tichy is an artist and educator making socially and politically engaged work. His projects range from working with the permanent collection of the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago to marking the demolition of Cabrini-Green’s last high-rise. Tichy will give a lecture titled “Politics of Light” on Thursday, October 13, 2016, at 3:00 p.m.

Artist Renee Stout creates constructions and sculptures that encompass elements of her African American heritage, African spiritual beliefs and practices, and the narratives of fictional characters she has created as intermediaries between her and the contemporary world. Stout will give a lecture titled “Renee Stout, Conjure Woman” on Tuesday, October 18, 2016, at 4:30 p.m.

Ending the fall season is Richard Rinehart. As accomplished curator, educator, and author, Rinehart pioneers new media preservation through nationally funded research projects and book publications. Rinehart will give a lecture titled “Tomorrow Never Happens: Art and Queer Futurity” on Tuesday, November 8, 2016, at 3:00 p.m. During his visit, Rinehart will serve as juror for SoVA's annual Undergraduate Juried Exhibition.

Unless otherwise noted, lectures will take place in the Palmer Lipcon Auditorium, Palmer Museum of Art.  Lectures are free of charge and open to the public. For complete information regarding these amazing artists and scholars, visit:

The Penn State School of Visual Arts John M. Anderson Endowed Lecture Series was established in 2001 through the generous support of John M. Anderson, Penn State professor emeritus. The result of Dr. Anderson’s love of the philosophy of art and painting, his endowment contributes to the creative and intellectual life of the campus. Dr. Anderson, an Evan Pugh Research Professor of Philosophy, was a longtime faculty member and three-time department head in the Department of Philosophy and the first director of Penn State’s Institute for the Arts and Humanities.