Visiting Artist and Scholar Program
The Visiting Artist and Scholar Program (VASP), established in 1994, welcomes nationally and internationally renowned artists and scholars to the Boise State campus.
VASP offers a wide range of programming, from invited lectures to workshops and masterclasses, as well as short-term residencies. It provides students and faculty with an opportunity to engage with fresh ideas, fostering intellectual and creative exchange and enriching the academic environment with a variety of diverse perspectives and voices.
Art History Speaker Series: "Extinction"
The 2023-2024 “Extinction” speaker series delves into the visual and material representations of Earth’s dwindling biodiversity, examining the historical contexts behind the treatment of living organisms as natural resources, commodities, and objects of aesthetic or scientific inquiry.
When did efforts for preservation and extinction management begin? How have visual and material culture mediated, naturalized, challenged, and responded to human-induced species extinction? Internationally renowned practitioners of ecocriticism from art history, history, and media studies will engage with these questions, probing the interdisciplinary intersections of art, ecology, and the politics of representation.
Past Visiting Artists and Scholars
Over the years, the Visiting Artist and Scholar Program has brought numerous educators, creators, thinkers and creative minds to the campus of Boise State. To check out some of the past participants in the VASP program, please visit the following link.