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The Frost Art Museum brings leading artists, historians, and art professionals to campus throughout the year. In addition to lecturers for our exhibitions, our Breakfast in the Park and Steven & Dorothea Green Critics’ lecture series have become staple events for our community.

Breakfast in the Park

For over a decade, the Frost Art Museum has hosted Breakfast in the Park, an official Art Basel Miami Beach event. We welcome guests in town for Art Basel to visit the museum, join us for a lecture by a renowned sculptor, and enjoy a complimentary breakfast and mimosas. Guided tours of our exhibitions and Sculpture Park are also available.

Breakfast in the Park is presented in partnership with West Kendall Baptist Hospital. 


Past Breakfast in the Park speakers include:

  • Alfredo Jaar - 2021
  • Jeffrey Gibson - 2020
  • Petah Coyne - 2019
  • Elizabeth Turk - 2018
  • Daniel Joseph Martinez - 2017
  • Judy Pfaff - 2016
  • Alice Aycock - 2015
  • Daniel Arsham - 2014
  • John Henry - 2013
  • Albert Paley - 2012
  • Joel Perlman - 2011
  • Enrique Martinez Celaya - 2010
  • Michelle Oka Doner - 2009
  • Joel Shapiro - 2008
  • Tom Otterness - 2007
  • Deborah Butterfield - 2006
  • Jenny Holzer - 2005
  • Edwidge Danticat - 2004

Since 1981, the Steven & Dorothea Green Critics’ Lecture Series has introduced internationally renowned artists, museum curators, scholars and critics to the South Florida Community.

These speakers have shaped art history through their scholarly, creative and leadership contributions. They have inspired us to think critically, investigate further, and consider the discourses and practices that shape the world of art.

Past speakers have included such distinguished figures as:

  • Laurie Anderson, performance artist
  • Harald Szeeman, Independent Curator and Director of the Venice Biennale
  • Pierre Rosenberg, former Director of the Louvre, Paris
  • Claes Oldenburg & Coosje Vanbruggen, international husband and wife artists and collaborators
  • Robert Hughes, author and art critic
  • Philippe de Montebello, Director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Terry Gross, host and producer of the PBS program Fresh Air
  • Carlos Fuentes, novelist and critic
  • George Segal, renowned artist
  • Michael Graves, designer and architect
  • Thomas Krens, Director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York
  • Maxwell Anderson, Director of the Whitney Museum of American Art
  • Marina Abramovic, performance artist

See full list of Past Lecturers

Fall 2020 Speaker
Dr. Deborah Willis

Deborah Willis, Ph.D, is University Professor and Chair of the Department of Photography & Imaging at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University where she teaches courses on photography, iconicity, and cultural histories visualizing the black body, women, and gender. She is also the director of the NYU’s Center for Black Visual Culture. Her research examines photography’s multifaceted histories. She received a MacArthur Fellowship, and was a Richard D. Cohen Fellow in African and African American Art, Hutchins Center, Harvard University; and a Guggenheim Fellowship. She has pursued a dual professional career as an art photographer and as one of the nation's leading historians of African American photography and curator of African American culture.