The Strauch-Mosse Visiting Artist Lecture Series, funded by Lesley University Chair of the Board Hans Strauch and the Mosse Foundation, brings world-renowned artists to campus.
More than a third of Lesley’s undergraduate and graduate students are engaged in the arts, whether through the university’s art and design, creative writing, community arts, or expressive therapies programs. This visiting artist lecture series serves as a catalyst for artistic and cultural inquiry. It reinforces arts integration across our schools. And best of all—it’s free and open to the public.
November 18, 2021: Breathing Life: The Mysterious Power of Puppetry
April 14, 2021: It All Matters: Regrets and Reinvention
Professional artist Julia S. Powell discussed her personal journey from high school athlete to corporate attorney to professional full-time artist. She shared the mistakes that turned into gifts, and encouraged viewers to reinvent themselves at any stage in life.
March 11, 2021: Broken Promises to Indigenous People
Chief Mutáwi Mutáhash (Many Hearts) Marilynn “Lynn” Malerba, 18th Chief of the Mohegan Tribe, discussed how colonization and subsequent United States policy has affected our Indigenous nations and how our sovereign tribal nations engage with the sovereign that is now the United States.
October 24, 2019: Hans Strauch Resurrects Family History in Berlin
Lesley's Chair of the Board Hans Strauch shares remarkable journey and legacy.
- Nick Lehane, Fall 2021
- Julia Powell, Spring 2021
- Lynn Malerba, Spring 2021
- Hans Strauch, Fall 2019
- Richard Blanco, Spring 2019
- Colson Whitehead, Fall 2018
- Christopher Jackson, Spring 2018
- LaToya Ruby Frazier, Fall 2018
- Edwidge Danticat, Spring 2017
- Inez Van Lamsweerde, Fall 2016
- Nick Cave, Spring 2016
- Carrie Mae Weems, Fall 2015
- Twyla Tharp, Spring 2015
- Suzanne Lacy, Fall 2014
- Judith Jamison, Spring 2014
- Mark Dion, Fall 2013
- Sebastião Salgado, Spring 2013
- Marc Brown, Fall 2012
- 101 Photos for Press Freedom, Spring 2012
- Faith Ringgold, Fall 2011
- Ann Hamilton, Fall 2010
- Hugh Masekela, Fall 2010
- Derek Walcott, Spring 2010
- Jean Shin, Spring 2010
- Luis Gonzalez Palma, Fall 2009