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Experience UWF Downtown Lecture Series

The University of West Florida College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities presents the Experience UWF Downtown Lecture Series showcasing scholars of outstanding prominence who promote the value and role of the Liberal Arts in building and sustaining contemporary culture.

2018-2019 Lecture Schedule

We at the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities look forward to facilitating another season of public discourse and intellectual engagement. Please continue to visit this page for updates regarding the 2018-2019 lecture season. 

This photo is from K. Yoland's "Tumbleweed Project," which was commissioned by the PMA for the "Stone's Throw" exhibit. 

Sept. 21 - "Borders: A Conversation: On Borders, Boundaries, Beyond"

The Experience UWF Downtown Lecture Series presents it's first installment of the 2018-2019 season. Join Friday, Sept. 21 for “Borders: A Conversation With Artists in Stone's Throw: On Borders, Boundaries and the Beyond," an exhibition organized by the Pensacola Museum of Art.

How are borders constructed and how do we use them to derive meaning from the geographical, political and cultural contexts of our constructs? The "Stone’s Throw" exhibition will investigate these questions.

The reception begins at 5:30 p.m. and the panel discussion, featuring the exhibit curators and artists, will begin at 6 p.m. Both are free and open to the public. No RSVPs are required, but seating is limited and will be offered on a first-come basis.

The reception and panel lecture are free and open to the public. RSVPs are not required, but seating is limited to a first come, first serve basis.


Friday, Sept. 21
Pensacola Museum of Art, 407 S. Jefferson St.
5:30 p.m. - Reception
6 p.m. - Panel Discussion

The Pensacola Museum of Art exhibition will run Sept. 14, 2018 through Jan. 11, 2019.

Panelists: Curators
Panelists: Artists
  • Skye Gilkerson
    Skye Gilkerson creates poignant conceptual projects across a range of media, including sculpture, installation, photography, film and collage. With a sense of wonder, tenderness and humor, her work encourages a contemplation of the tension between time and timelessness, place and placelessness and the human and universal scale.

    Carlos Rolón
    Carlos Rolón has been recognized for his elaborately crafted paintings, ornate sculptures and works that come out of American, Latino and uniquely based subcultures. His studio practice investigates pop culture, craft, ritual, beauty and its relationship to art history, subculture, appropriation and the institution. As a first-generation immigrant of Puerto Rican descent, the artist creates objects questioning the concept of luxury and craft making to explore questions of identity, integration and aspiration. His work also represents a detailed examination of curiosity and the process of art making and the cultures surrounding this.

    K Yoland
    London native Katherine Moyse, better known as K Yoland, is a multidisciplinary artist who utilizes photography, video and performance to address notions of identity. Her research involves examining (and bringing attention to) the interconnection of cultural distinctions, such as: gender, race, politics, history, and language and their impact on the development of communities.

Installment Sponsors and Partners

This event is sponsored by the ; ; Pensacola Museum of Art and is funded, in part, by the John C. Pace Symposium Series.

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2017-18 Experience UWF Downtown Lecture Series stimulated critical thought on art’s role in society

From October 2017 to June 2018, the University of West Florida’s College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities presented seven installments of the Experience UWF Downtown Lecture Series. The series, made possible by generous donors and the PACE funding promotes the value of liberal arts in building and sustaining contemporary culture. The 2017-18 installments did so by opening thought-provoking dialogues about how public art operates in the current social and political moment. Read more about the Downtown Lecture Series Hosted by UWF.

2017-2018 Lectures


  • October 26, 2017 
  • "The Legacy of Contested Public Art"
  • November 30, 2017
  • "Public Space, Collective Memory, and Community Identity"
  • January 17, 2018 (This will be rescheduled for a later date.) 
  • "The Typewriter Project: Poetry as Public Art"
  • February 15, 2018
  • "Museums as Authentic Public Spaces"
  • March 8, 2018
  • "Katrina Andry: Art as Activisim"
  • March 27, 2018
  • "Public Theatre and the Act of Dissidence"
  • June 14, 2018
  • "Murals and the Role of Public Art in the City"