Date(s) - February 12, 2021 - February 13, 2021
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Critic & Artist Residency Series / Scott Artist Series with acclaimed ceramicist Magdalene Odundo

The Gregory Allicar Museum of Art and the Department of Art and Art History proudly present an online, multidisciplinary symposium around ceramics, featuring keynote speaker Dame Magdalene Odundo DBE, OBE, MA and in conjunction with the exhibitions Shattering Perspectives: A Teaching Collection of African Ceramics, and Richard De Vore and the Teaching Collection.


DAY ONE: Friday, February 12

10am: Keynote lecture by internationally renowned ceramicist Magdalene Odundo
11am: Q&A with Odundo (student questions)

Odundo’s keynote lecture:


DAY TWO: Saturday, February 13

10am–12pm: Interdisciplinary panel discussion with Magdalene Odundo, Douglas Dawson, collector and gallerist, Dr. Suellen Melzer, professor of Soil Science in conversation with Dr. David Riep, associate professor of Art History, and Del Harrow, associate professor of Art.

Panel discussion:


This talk is co-sponsored by the museum as part of the Critic & Artist Residency Series, made possible by the FUNd Endowment at CSU, and by the Department of Art and Art History as part of the Scott Artist Series. The Critic & Artist Residency Series, founded in 1997, brings prominent artists, critics, and curators to the Colorado State University campus for public lectures, open forums, classroom visits, critiques, and exhibitions.

The Scott Artist Series, established by alumni Shaesby Scott (’97, Art) and Catherine Scott (’98, History), supports the exchange of ideas among artists from multiple disciplines, various places, and diverse backgrounds. Inspirational speakers and artists are invited to the CSU campus to share creative and innovative ideas aimed at broadening the horizons of art students. Guests artists in the series are art influencers who have national and international exposure and their involvement with our community is critical to the long-term impact that art has on society.

Additional support is provided by a grant from the Lilla B. Morgan Memorial Endowment, which works to enhance the cultural development and atmosphere for the arts at Colorado State University. This fund benefits from the generous support of all those who love the arts.