School of Art + Art History

Visiting Artists & Scholars

The School of Art + Art History of the University of Florida sponsors annual lecture series and symposia featuring prominent thinkers and practitioners in the field of art and art history. These events are public forums fostering greater understanding of contemporary art and the issues that inspire those who create and reflect upon visual culture today. 

Visiting Artist Lecture Series

These lectures offer the community at large an important opportunity for dialogue about contemporary culture in relation to national and international trends. In addition to giving public lectures, our visitors engage with students through round table discussion, group critiques and studio visits, forming a critical component of the educational experience at The University of Florida's College of the Arts.

The Harn Eminent Scholar Chair in Art History (HESCAH)​

The HESCAH program brings to the University of Florida distinguished scholars whose work represents a range of fields in the history of art. Established by a gift from Dr. David A. and Mary Ann Cofrin, this endowment funds visiting scholars, lecture series and symposia featuring leading art historians, critics, curators and museum professionals. Free and open to the university community and beyond, HESCAH events are presented in collaboration with the Harn Museum of Art, and often with other departments and centers on campus. Since 1993, the HESCAH program has offered opportunities to engage with scholars and thinkers on the cutting edge of current scholarship in art history.

Visit the HESCAH website for more information.

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