Visiting Artists

Burren College of Art Time, Space & Inspiration

Featured Visiting Artist

Whitney Davis is the Professor of History & Theory of Ancient & Modern Art at UC Berkeley since 2001. Davis’ research interests include Paleolithic, prehistoric, and archaic arts, the Classical tradition and neoclassicism in Western art since the later Middle Ages, and espically the 18th & 19th centuries in France, Germany and Britain: the development of professional art history and its distinctive models, methods, and rhetorics, in interaction with archaeology, philosophical aesthetics, comparative anthropology, and other disciplines. He has published over 60 articles in journels, anthologies and conference proceedings.

Visiting Artists

 

Burren College of Art values its connectedness to the international, national and regional art worlds and maintains this through a vibrant programme of visiting artist and scholar presentations each semester. We welcome renowned artists, curators, gallerists, critics and scholars to participate in conferences, symposia and the weekly visiting artist programme, known as the ‘Wednesday Session’. After a group presentation of their work, artists are available to students for individual studio visits on a sign-up basis.  This programme is our way of connecting and making professional relationships with artists who have made serious contributions to their disciplines, and who inspire and energise our community.  We invite both established and emerging practitioners, working across diverse creative practices, from Ireland and abroad.