Visiting speakers

Throughout the year the School of Art and Design welcomes numerous nationally and internationally known visiting artists and designers to campus.

The Graduate Program in Museum Studies organizes and sponsors private and public lectures with professionals from a wide variety of institutions and diverse backgrounds. They are a critical component of your growth as a professional, and offer a unique opportunity to deepen your understanding of the broad possibilities of careers the field.

Last year’s guests included:

  • Linda Achimore, former Director of Loss Control, Onondaga County
  • Prof. Douglas V. Armstrong, Dept. of Anthropology, Archaeology and Public Policy
  • Duane Blue Spruce, Public Spaces Planning Coordinator, The National Museum of the American Indian in New York
  • Sean Corcoran, Curator of Prints and Photographs, Museum of the City of New York
  • Emily Dittman, Syracuse University Art Galleries Collections and Exhibitions Coordinator
  • Ann Drumheller, Registrar, National Museum of American Indian, Smithsonian Institution
  • Magdalena Garcia, Founding Director, El Museo Latino
  • Kelly Gardner, Educator, Museum of Science and Technology
  • Diana Goodsight, Director, Erie Canal Museum
  • Victoria Gray, Acquisitions Cataloger, Strong Museum, National Museum of Play
  • Lynda Greig, Former Director, The Loretta Howard Gallery
  • Sam Gruber, Curator of the Plastics Collection, The Special Collections and Research Center
  • John Haworth, Director, The National Museum of the American Indian in New York
  • Cara Howe, Assistant Archivist and Curator, PanAm 103 Collection
  • Dr. Harvey Kaiser, H.H.K: A Consulting Firm Specializing in Architecture, Urban Planning and Facilities Management
  • Ruth Kaplan, Vice President of External Affairs, SU Lubin House
  • Peter Kenny, Ruth Bigelow Wriston Curator of American Decorative Arts and Administrator, The American Wing, the Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Steven Kern, Director, Everson Museum of Art
  • William LaMoy, Special Collections Librarian
  • Prof. Immaculada Lara-Bonilla, Languages, Literatures and Linguistics
  • Linda Littlejohn, Assoc. Vice President of Academic Affairs
  • Trish Lowney, PhD, Assistant Vice President of Strategic Research Development
  • Mark Nerenhausen, Founding Director, Janklow Arts Leadership Program
  • Diana Pardue, Chief, Museum Services Division, Statue of Liberty National Monument & Ellis Island
  • Prof. Kendall Phillips, Communication and Rhetorical Studies
  • David Prince, Syracuse University Art Galleries Associate Director
  • Prof. Anthony Rotolo, School of Information Studies
  • Keith Routley, Curator and Division Chief, Division of Cultural Resources, Fort Stanwix National Monument
  • Jack Rutberg, dealer, curator, collector and consultant, Jack Rutberg Fine Arts, Los Angeles
  • Deb Ryan, Senior Curator, Everson Museum of Art
  • Joe Scala, Executive Director, Stone Quarry Hill Art Park
  • Deborah Schwartz, President, The Brooklyn Historical Society
  • Tom Shannon, Director of Facilities, The Morgan Library & Museum
  • Ann Skiold, Fine Arts Librarian
  • Lauren Sodano, Collections Manager, Strong Museum, National Museum of Play
  • David J Stokoe, Rare Book and Paper Conservator, Bird Library
  • Kim Szewczyk , Chief of Interpretation, Fort Stanwix National Monument
  • Dan Umstead, Park Ranger, Fort Stanwix National Monument