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Deem Distinguished Lecture Series

Funded by Patrick and Alison Deem, the Deem Distinguished lecture began more than 20 years ago. The annual event helps further the WVU education experience by exposing students and faculty to cutting-edge artists and arts supporters.

Over the years, Alison and Patrick Deem have been true leaders in advancing the arts at WVU, and most especially, the education of students. Their Distinguished Visiting Artist Lecture Series has brought internationally recognized artists and their work to the WVU campus, fostering not only student and faculty engagement, but also free public lectures by these artists, providing community access to thought-provoking examples of contemporary art.


Past Deem Lectures 

  • 2017 - Bill Strickland
  • 2016 - Jason Freeny
  • 2015 - How & Nosm
  • 2014 - Andrea Polli
  • 2013 - Mel Chin
  • 2012 - Amy Franceschini
  • 2011 - Michael Mercil
  • 2010 - Hasan Elahi
  • 2009 - Mark Klett
  • 2008 - James Luna
  • 2007 - Ann Hamilton
  • 2006 - Willie Cole
  • 2005 - Judy Glantzman
  • 2004 - Carmon Colangelo
  • 2003 - Diana Cooper
  • 2002 - Buzz Spector
  • 2001 - Johanna Drucker
  • 2000 - Pam Logobardi
  • 1999 - Chris Duncan & Peter Dudek
  • 1998 - Judy Linn
  • 1997 - Hachivi Edgar Heap of Birds
  • 1996 - Ann Agee
  • 1995 - Phoebe Adams