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.

Lesley's Chair of the Board Hans Strauch standing in front of a picture of Berlin
Hans Strauch Resurrects Family History in Berlin

Lesley's Chair of the Board Hans Strauch shares remarkable journey and legacy.

Richard Blanco signs a book
Richard Blanco Explores How Poems Change the World

Celebrated poet Richard Blanco speaks on immigration, democracy and the impact of public poetry.

Colson Whitehead
Colson Whitehead: From ‘MacArthur Park’ to MacArthur ‘Genius’

'The Underground Railroad' author visits campus as part of the Strauch-Mosse Visiting Artist Lecture Series.

Past Lectures
“Lesley is unique in that its mission reaches far beyond its own student body to engage neighboring communities, schools, and organizations. We’re proud to play a role in furthering students’ education through exposure to influential visiting artists, and by extending this exciting cultural offering to the general public.”
Hans Strauch, Lesley's Chair of the Board