Visitors watch artist Shahzia Sikander's animation The Last Post in the Walter and McBean Galleries,
which present exhibitions of global contemporary art. 

visiting artists and scholars

The Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series (VAS) provides direct exposure to major figures in international contemporary art and culture.

Through VAS, students and the general public engage with creative practitioners through public lectures and group discussions and discover innovative models for their own creative work.

See the full schedule for the Fall 2014 Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series.


Allan Sekula
Andrea Zittel
Carolee Schneemann
Lisa Yuskavage
Lucy Orta
Mierle Laderman Ukeles
Nina Katchadourian
Thomas Demand
Shirin Neshat
Isaac Julien
Richard Misrach
Annie Leibovitz

Trenton Doyle Hancock
Takeshi Murata
Anna Chave
Johanna Drucker
Paul Sietsema
Carol Mavor
Rashaad Newsome
Kori Newkirk
Jaimie Warren + Whoop Dee Doo
Paul Laffoley
Michelle Grabner



Join SFAI for a reception in the SFAI Café from 6:30–7:30 pm before the lectures.

The Walter and McBean Galleries are open until 7:30 pm on lecture nights.