School of Art Spring 2017 Lecture Series


DAAP School of Art Lecture Series brings distinguished artists, art historians and art educators to lecture on a variety of visual arts topics. All School of Art lectures are free and open to the public. For more information, please contact:


The School of Art Lectures slated for spring of 2017 are:


Jesse Ring

February 22, 2017
5:00 pm
DAAP Room 5401

Jesse Ring earned his BFA in 2006 from the Kansas City Art Institute and his MFA in 2015 from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. In 2016 he was a visiting artist at CAFA City Design School in Beijing, and recipient of the Windgate Fellowship for Craft Media Artists at the Vermont Studio Center.  

Jesse Ring



Nyeema Morgan

March 6, 2017
5:30 pm
DAAP Room 4400

Nyeema Morgan is a New York-based visual artist who's work has been included in exhibitions at The Drawing Center, NY; The Studio Museum in Harlem, NY; Art in General, NY; Abrons Art Center, NY; The Bindery Projects, MN; South Hill Park Arts Center, Bracknell, UK; Galerie Jeanroch Dard, Paris, France; and the CSS Bard Galleries/ Bard College, NY. Morgan earned a BFA from Cooper Union School of Art and an MFA from California College of the Arts.  

Nyeema Morgan



Betty Woodman


Among the foremost contemporary American ceramists, Betty Woodman has been inventing and re-inventing new and traditional forms, producing exuberant, brightly colored, and witty works since the early 1950s. During the Pattern and Decoration movement in the ’70s, her career gained the momentum it has had ever since. This was the year she invented one of her most acclaimed works, the "Pillow Pitcher", in which she crafted a vessel out of a bulbous shape pinched at both ends like a pillow. She also produces painterly wall pieces and large-scale installations, platters, and, most enduringly, vases in an endless array of styles, ranging from human figures to eccentrically concocted, multi-sided Cubist abstractions. The artistic traditions of Italy and the Mediterranean region inform Woodman’s work, which is also marked by Chinese and Modernist influences, and the ebullience of her unbounded approach. Woodman is currently represented by Salon 94 gallery and lives and works in New York City and Antella, Italy.


The DAAP School of Art Visiting Artist Lecture Series continues with assistance provided by the Agnes Croll Blackburne Visiting Artist and Scholars fund and the Elise Zeller Sauer Fund for Fine Arts.