For this year's schedule please visit the Arts calendar.
Beard Gallery Lecture Series
An artist's lecture or slide presentation preceeds the opening reception of exhibitions of contemporary art.
Mary L. Heuser Memorial Lecture in Art History
The Wheaton College Friends of Art established this annual lecture in 2009, to honor the memory of Professor Mary L. Heuser—Professor of Art History from 1952 to 1981, first holder of the college’s William Prentice Chair, and founder of the Friends of Art. Prof. Heuser completed her doctorate in art history at Radcliffe College, where she specialized in medieval art history; a talented, demanding instructor and scholarly polymath, she dedicated her life to promoting the arts at Wheaton. The lecture that bears her name honors each year the work of a distinguished art historian, and celebrates the spirit of this remarkable woman.
Amy Otis Lecture
Named in memory of Amy Otis, who taught studio art at Wheaton, this lecture is given every few years by an eminent artist, usually a sculptor, in conjunction with an exhibition in the Beard Gallery. Previous Otis Lecturers have included Harold Tovish, Hugh Townley, David Phillips and Harriet Feigenbaum.