Visiting Scholars

Lectures in the past

March 28, 2013. 

Dr. Melanie L. Buffington

Associate Professor of Art Education, Virginia Commonwealth University
Dr. Buffington earned her Ph.D. and M.A. at The Ohio State University. Her current research interests include: museum education, emerging technologies, culturally responsive pedagogy, contemporary art, service-learning, and pre-service teacher preparation.

Lecture at UICA: The Many Faces of Public Art
This presentation investigates a range of public art forms including traditional monuments, contemporary memorials, political works, graffiti, community-based public works, among others.  Working to understand the functions of these varied forms of public art requires thinking about how they act in the world.  This presentation will address various functions of public art and how public art can connect to art education.
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February 17, 2011. 

Dr. Sydney Walker 

Professor of Art Education, The Ohio State University
Walker holds a doctorate in art education and a MFA in painting. Currently she teaches graduate and undergraduate courses related to artistic practice and contemporary theory at Ohio State. Her research into artistic practice has led to authoring Teaching Meaning in Artmaking (Davis Publications, 2001) as well as numerous journal articles exploring artistic practice in a contemporary context.  Walker's research interests also include curriculum theory and practice, serving as a curriculum consultant on a national level and participating as a director and faculty member for numerous art teacher curriculum institutes.
Lecture at UICA: Ideas In The Making

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Lecture at UICA: Ideas In The Making



October 20, 2009. 

Dr. Paul Duncum
 
Professor of Art Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Lecture at UICA: New Foundations for Teaching Visual Culture
His presentation at UICA will attend to consider elements of figurative or realistic imagery that apply to realistic paintings, photographs and movies; the idea of seduction through aesthetics as the sensory perception of a wide range of visual material from paintings to video games, many kinds of gazes as a subjective way of considering imagery: and many kinds of representation including stereotypes of class, gender and ethnicity.






November 14, 2007.

Dr. Kevin Tavin 

Associate Professor of Art Education, The Ohio State University
Tavin holds a BFA, M.Ed., and a Ph.D. in art education, and has taught K-12 and post secondary courses since 1990.His research focuses on visual culture, critical pedagogy, cultural studies, and art education.

Lecture at UICA: Seeing Something and Saying Something- Visual Culture Pedagogy in the War of Terror 
His presentation at the UICA will attend to discuss issues of power and knowledge by examining visual dimensions and pedagogical repercussions of the War of Terror. Iconographies of threat and prophylaxis are explored, and artistic responses to forgetting and remembering the War of Terror are considered. His lecture will conclude with an examination of implications and possible future directions for art practice and art education in a post-9/11 world.