Nelson Lecture Event

This annual public talk is funded by Colorado artist and F&M alumna, Conrad Nelson '81. She established the Conrad Nelson Endowment in the Fine Arts  to enrich our students and the community by enabling us to bring to campus accomplished visual artists of major status. These guest artists, working in various media, are invited to display and talk about their work, give public lectures on issues in the arts, and interact with students, faculty and the community.


Mel Chin

2015 Conrad Nelson Lecturer

  • Mel Chin Art

Our guest artist this year is Mel Chin, speaking  Thursday, 3/5/15, on The Art of Engagement, 5 p.m., Stahr Auditorium in Stager Hall.

Chin is a conceptual visual artist. Motivated largely by political, cultural and social circumstances, his work has tackled public issues ranging from environmental/ecological concerns to urban blight to violent crime. He insinuates his art into unlikely places, including destroyed homes, toxic landfills, popular television, and even video games, investigating how art can provoke greater social awareness and affect public policy. 

This event is also supported by the Public Affairs Lecture and Academic Innovation funds.

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Past Nelson Guest Artists