2022-23 Lectures Season

The Lecture Committee has been working hard to identify and invite exciting speakers for the upcoming season. Mark these dates on your calendars! Lectures start at 11:00, but plan to come anytime after 10:15 to enjoy coffee and light bites prior to taking your seat.

September 8: Sandy Schreier
Fashion historian Sandy Schreier has assembled an important collection of 20th Century French and American couture and ready-to-wear clothing in appreciation of this form of creative expression.

October 13: Ta-Coumba T. Aiken
2022 Guggenheim Fellow Ta–coumba Aiken is a Twin Cities artist, arts administrator, educator and community activist who focuses on public art and collaborative projects. He has participated in the creation of over 300 murals and public art sculptures with themes ranging from local history to the artist’s own style of rhythmic pattern and spirit writing. 

November 10: Carl Strehlke
This fall, Mia is privileged to host the exhibition, Botticelli and Renaissance Florence: Masterworks from the Uffizi. Curator emeritus at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Carl Strehlke specializes in the Italian Renaissance and has written extensively on Botticelli, Fra Angelico, Masolino and Masaccio, and other Renaissance masters.

December 8: Kelly Lindquist and Tio Aiken
For over 35 years, Minneapolis-based Artspace Projects, Inc., has worked to bring life back to neglected properties nation-wide by transforming them into live/work spaces for low-income artists and their families. As president, Kelley Lindquist has a passion for restoring national confidence in America’s creative communities. He works hand-in-hand with Vice President of Communications Tio Aiken to engage diverse residential communities in this mission.

No January lecture

February 2023, date to be announced: Tim Yip
Tim Yip, a renowned artist, is known for his multidisciplinary work in costume design, visual and contemporary art. He has been awarded an Oscar and a BAFTA for his work in the film, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.

March 9: Kristin Anderson
Kristin Anderson, Professor of Art History and Archivist at Augsburg University teaches art history and architectural history surveys as well as more specialized offerings like American Art, Scandinavian Art, and Women and Art. She also teaches a popular course, The Designed Environment, about the architectural and urban history of the Twin Cities. Kristin’s current writing and research is focused on sports architecture, and she is co-authoring a book on the history of sports facilities in the Twin Cities for the University of Minnesota Press.

April 13: Bisa Butler
Bisa Butler is an award winning African American textile artist. She is known for her vibrantly stunning larger than life sized quilted portraits that captivate viewers around the world. Butler’s work was the focus of a solo exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago in 2021, and many institutions and museums, including the Minneapolis Institute of Art, have acquired Butler’s work.

May 11: Stephen Ostrow
Steven F. Ostrow, Professor of Art History at the University of Minnesota, specializes in early modern Italian (especially Roman) visual culture. He has published on a wide range of subjects, from late-sixteenth-century tomb sculpture to early eighteenth-century illuminated manuscripts.

June 2023, date to be announced: Anish Kapoor
Anish Kapoor is an award winning sculptor specializing in installation and conceptual art. He is known best for his public sculptures, which include Cloud Gate (also know as “The Bean”) in Chicago’s Millennium Park.