Lecture Series Archive

The Hogue-Sponenburgh Art Lectureship, established and endowed by the late Janeth Hogue-Sponenburgh and Mark Sponenburgh, enables the Willamette University Departments of Art and Art History to bring a noted scholar, artist, critic, curator, or leader in the visual arts to campus each year to deliver a public lecture and to meet informally with students and faculty. The Sponenburghs were also the generous donors of a collection of more than 200 historical art objects representing five cultural areas worldwide, which the University received in 1990. The donation of this collection was instrumental in forming a foundation for the establishment of Willamette's Hallie Ford Museum of Art, which opened in the fall of 1998. Since 2011, the annual Hogue-Sponenburgh Art Lectureship has been organized in alternate years by the Department of Art (Studio) and the Department of Art History.

Past Hogue-Sponenburgh Art Lectures


Adam Stennett

Conceptual Artist, Brooklyn, New York

Keep Making Art


Patricia Berger

Professor of Chinese Art History, University of California, Berkeley

Transplanting China on the Global Stage


Myra Greene

Associate Professor of Photography, Columbia College Chicago

My White Friends


George Baker

Associate Professor of Art History, University of California

Paul Thek: Notes from the Underground


Alexander Nagel

Professor of Fine Arts, New York University

Orientations in Renaissance Art


Ellen Dissanayake

Affiliate Professor at the School of Music, University of Washington

The Deep Structure of the Arts


Suzanne Folds McCullagh

Curator of Earlier Prints and Drawings, The Art Institute of Chicago

Leading Ladies with an Eye: Three Generations of Drawing Collectors in Chicago


Dean Porter

Artist, Author, Director Emeritus of Snite Museum of Art at University of Notre Dame

The Rise and Fall of the Taos Society of Artists


Shelby Lee Adams

Documentary Photographer

Appalachian Lives


Fred Wilson

Conceptual Artist

The Silent Message of the Museum


A.D. Coleman

Photography critic, media commentator and educator

Potlatch, Auction and the In-Between: Digital Art and Digital Audiences


Kent R. Weeks

Professor of Egyptology at the American University in Cairo

At Death's Door: The Future of Egypt's Valley of the Kings


David C. Driskell

Distinguished University Professor of art emeritus, University of Maryland, College Park

The African American Continuum: An Historical Overview


James Cuno

Elizabeth and John Moors Cabot Director of the Harvard University Art Museums

To Instruct and Delight: Art Museums at the Turn of the Millennium


H. Alan Shapiro

Professor of classics, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand

The Art of Democracy in Classical Athens


Jaroslav Folda

N. Ferebee Taylor Professor of the history of art, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

What is Crusader Art?


Lucy Lippard

Educator, writer and activist

The Lure of the Local


Gordon Gilkey

Educator, printmaker, print collector, curator and arts advocate in Oregon

The 20th Century Contribution to the History of Art


Marcia Tucker

Founder and director of the New Museum of Contemporary Art

Art in Extremis


Alan Trachtenberg

The Neil Gray Jr. Professor of English and American Studies at Yale University

Street Theater: Helen Levitt and American Urban Photography