Hogue-Sponenburgh Lecture Series

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. Beginning in 2011, the annual Hogue-Sponenburgh Art Lectureship will be organized in alternate years by the Department of Art and the Department of Art History.

Past Lectures

Adam Stennett

Alumnus discusses value of making art

Adam Stennett ’94 spoke at Willamette as part of the Hogue-Sponenburgh Art Lecture Series.

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Dr. Patricia Berger

Transplanting China on the Global Stage

Dr. Patricia Berger, University of California, Berkeley

From Myra Greene's "My White Friends" series

Lecture on race in art and contemporary culture

As part of the Hogue-Sponenburgh Art Lecture Series, contemporary artist Myra Greene will explore photography’s depiction of race.

Image: Myra Greene's "My White Friends" series

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