The Strauch-Mosse Visiting Artist Lecture Series, funded by trustee Hans Strauch and the Mosse Foundation, brings world-renowned artists to campus.

More than a third of Lesley’s undergraduate and graduate students are engaged in the arts, whether through the university’s art and design, creative writing, community arts, or expressive therapies programs. This visiting artist lecture series serves as a catalyst for artistic and cultural inquiry. It reinforces arts integration across our schools. And best of all—it’s free and open to the public.

nick cave speaking into microphone
Nick Cave Talks Passion, Process, and Purpose

Nick Cave, a former Alvin Ailey dancer best known for his Soundsuits, emphasized the importance of a strong work ethic and a commitment to creating change.

Carrie Mae Weems speaking
Carrie Mae Weems Melds Art and Justice

“You are the ones who will make the world a different place through the ways you express yourself,” said Weems. Her work explores themes of truth and exploration of power, racism, sexism and class.

Past Lectures
“Lesley is unique in that its mission reaches far beyond its own student body to engage neighboring communities, schools, and organizations. We’re proud to play a role in furthering students’ education through exposure to influential visiting artists, and by extending this exciting cultural offering to the general public.”
Hans Strauch, Lesley University Trustee