The Ladd Lecture is an ongoing series of lectures by distinguished experts from across the United States.
It is dedicated to a greater understanding and enjoyment of the visual arts.
GRACIOUSLY SPONSORED BY MRS. FRANK A. LADD IN MEMORY OF MR. FRANK A. LADD
September 12, 2019
Dr. Richard Brettell
Former Professor at The University of Texas, Northwestern University, The University of Chicago, Yale University, and Harvard University. He is currently the Margaret M. McDermott Distinguished Chair of Art and Aesthetic Studies and the Edith O’Donnell Distinguished Chair at the University of Texas at Dallas.
HISTORY OF THE LADD LECTURE
IS GOOD TASTE TEACHABLE? DEVELOPING A QUALITY INSTINCT September 27, 2018
American art historian, author and non-profit executive
ARCHITECTURE THAT MAKES LIVES BETTER September 14, 2017
Lawrence “Larry” Speck, FAIA
BECOMING MONET September 22, 2016
Kimbell Art Museum, Deputy Director
A MODERN DAY MONUMENTS MAN September 17, 2015
Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Scott DeJesse
Civil Affairs Officer in Art, Monuments, and Archives
LOUISE NEVELSON October 9, 2014
Granddaughter of Louise Nevelson and founder of the Louise Nevelson Foundation
YALE UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY: A SPECIAL PLACE September 26, 2013
Jock Reynolds, Henry J. Heinz II
Director, Yale University Art Gallery
THE PURSUIT OF QULAITY: COLLECTING FOR THE KIMBELL ART MUSEUM Sept. 27, 2012
Dr. Eric M. Lee
Director, Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, TX
TEMPLE SCULPTURE FROM INDIA AND SOUTHEAST ASIA: THEMES AND VARIATIONS September 8, 2011
Dr. Pratapaditya Pal
Internationally renowned Nepalese, Indian and Tibetan art scholar. With two Ph. D’s, twenty-two major museum exhibitions, two hundred seventy publications, twenty editorships, eight professional appointments, eight university teaching positions, twenty-plus fellowships and awards, too many lectures to count, it is hard to believe that Dr. Pal’s resume belongs to one man. Dr. Pal was awarded a Padma Shri by the President of India in 2009.
In honor of Dr. and Mrs. William T. Price
FRENCH IMPRESSIONISM IN TEXAS COLLECTIONS April 8, 2010
Dr. Richard Brettell
Former Professor at The University of Texas, Northwestern University, The University of Chicago, Yale University, and Harvard University. He is currently the Margaret M. McDermott Distinguished Chair of Art and Aesthetic Studies and the Edith O’Donnell Distinguished Chairat the University of Texas at Dallas.
NEW DIRECTIONS FOR MUSEUMS April 15, 2009
Dr. John Walsh
Former Director of the J. Paul Getty Museum
AN EVENING WITH DR. PILLSBURY September 11, 2007
Dr. Edmund Pillsbury
Former Director of the Kimbell Art Museum