The Art Department strongly believes that our students need to be knowledgeable about art issues outside academia. meet and learn from artists active in their own disciplines speaking about their work formally and informally. In 1982, the Department of Art began the Falk Visiting Artist Program with a generous endowment from Herbert and Louise Falk. With their support, the department has invited over eighty nationally and internationally known painters, sculptors, performance artists, photographers, video and intermedia artists to campus. Each Falk artist mounts an exhibition of their work, give both gallery and artist's talks, and engages in individual studio visits with each MFA student in the program.
Falk Visiting Artists enrich the MFA experience by their presence on campus up to three days a week during their reisdencies. Visiting Artists engage in individual studio visits and informal meals with graduate students. Recent Falk Visiting Artists include Michael Ashkin, John Rubin, Anne Gale, Janine Antoni, Helen O'Leary, Julie Heffernan, Denzil Hurley, Anne Chu, Pepon Osorio, Judy Pfaff, Amy Cutler, Victor Ekpuk Tom Burckhardt, Richard Mosse, Catherine Murphy,Liz Miller and Jiha Moon. During the 2016-2017 academic year, Hank Willis Thomas, Danica Pelps and Stacey Davidson will be visiting UNCG as Falk Visiting Artists.