OPEN TO THE PUBLIC | Each term, Bennington offers a program of lectures by visiting arts professionals: artists, curators, historians and critics, selected to showcase the diversity of contemporary art practices. Designed to enhance classroom activities of various disciplines in the visual arts and to stimulate campus dialogue around topical issues of contemporary art, these thematically connected presentations will build on each other, offering students the opportunity to explore ideas from multiple perspectives over the course of the term. Events are free and open to the public. Unless otherwise noted, lectures are held in Tishman Lecture Hall on Tuesday evenings, 7:00-8:00 PM. Please see below for specific dates. This term's focus is "Body Image: Racing Abstraction and Surfacing Figuration in Contemporary Art and its Histories."