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McKelvey School of Engineering

Distinguished Visiting Scholar Lecture: Vanessa German

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 | 6:30 PM

Virtual Event

Vanessa German is a visual and performance artist based in the Pittsburgh neighborhood of Homewood—the community that is the driving force behind her powerful performance work, and whose cast-off relics form the language of her copiously embellished sculptures.

German's online lecture is supported in part through funding from the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and Diversity: Distinguished Visiting Scholar Program. The program brings to campus underrepresented minorities who have distinguished themselves as leaders and innovators in the academy, in business or in fields of endeavor. During their stay, the scholars participate in the intellectual life of the campus; they interact with faculty and graduate students by leading workshops, delivering public lectures, visiting classes and teaching seminars.

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations


Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts


Arts & Culture, Humanities & Society



Art, Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement & Institutional Diversity
Event Contact

Melissa Meinzer | mmeinzer@wustl.edu

Speaker Information

As a citizen artist, German explores the power of art and love as a transformative force in the dynamic cultural ecosystem of communities and neighborhoods. She is the founder of Love Front Porch and the ARThouse, a community arts initiative for the children of Homewood. Her work is in private and public collections including Everson Museum of Art, Figge Art Museum, Flint Institute of Arts, Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, David C. Driskell Center, Snite Museum of Art, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art and Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College. 
Read the rest of German's bio on the event website.

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