The SMFA Visiting Artists Series includes Wednesday night artist talks and more events co-developed with each visitor to host conversations about their artistic processes as well as deepen exchange with students.

The 2015–2016 SMFA Visiting Artists Series is made possible through the generosity of Sandy Moose and Eric Birch.


steve roden: Listening Party | Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Sep 6, 2015

steve roden plays special finds from his eclectic and expansive record collection and will discuss his unique connection to sound and collecting. Co-hosted with Library Sounds. ...

steve roden | Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Sep 7, 2015

steve roden is a visual and sound artist from Pasadena, CA. His working process uses various forms of specific notation (words, musical scores, maps, etc.) and translates them through self-invented systems into scores, which then influence the process of painting, drawing, sculpture, and composition. ...

Dread Scott | Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Sep 8, 2015

Dread Scott makes revolutionary art to propel history forward. Working in a range of media including performance, photography, screen-printing, video, installation and painting, he has exhibited at the Whitney Museum of American Art, MoMA PS1, and at the Pori Art Museum, Finland, among others. ...

Sonya Clark in Conversation with Emily Zilber | Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Sep 9, 2015

Sonya Clark's work celebrates the hand and head as subject matter within a cross-cultural context. Emily Zilber is the Ronald C. and Anita L. Wornick Curator of Contemporary Decorative Arts at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Clark and Zilber will discuss the full cycle of Clark’s site-specific performance commissioned for "Crafted: Objects in Flux." ...

Eva Respini (Beckwith Lecture) | Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Sep 10, 2015

Eva Respini, the Barbara Lee Chief Curator at ICA/Boston, previously served as Curator at the Museum of Modern Art, where she organized the critically acclaimed retrospectives Cindy Sherman and Robert Heinecken as well as exhibitions with artists Klara Liden, Anne Collier, Leslie Hewitt, and Akram Zaatari. She is currently organizing the first US museum survey of Walid Raad and the first museum survey of Liz Deschenes. ...

Tetuzi Akiyama, Jason Kahn, Bryan Eubanks, and Toshimaru Nakamura | Sunday, November 15, 2015

Sep 11, 2015

Featuring Japanese and American musicians coming together to fuse free improvisation, noise, experimental electronics, and the uncategorizable in a fresh and vibrant approach to group playing and spontaneous music creation. Part of SMFA's Library Sounds, an experimental music series. Co-hosted with Non-event. ...