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Eddie Opara Lecture, Art Institute of Chicago Rubloff Auditorium, October 2019


Explore Past Visiting Artists Program Events

View a playlist of past lectures from 2013–present on YouTube (closed captions available). Please note, in compliance with the speakers' wishes, not all lectures are available for public release. 

SAIC students, faculty, and staff can watch or listen to the full archive of past lecture recordings from 1977–present on Panopto (SAIC login required).

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Access rare digitized recordings from 1977–1997, including talks by renowned contemporary artists and scholars such as Susan Sontag, Howardena Pindell, Guerrilla Girls, Félix González-Torres, and more. 

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