Programs & Events

2017 Voices of the West: Distinguished Lecture Series

Tuesday, April 11 | 6:30pm
Billy Schenck: Origins of the Western Pop Art Movement


Billy Schenck

A creator of the Western Pop Art movement, Billy Schenck incorporates techniques from Photo-Realism and Pop Art. His artistic approach offers a critical perspective on classic and contemporary Western iconography. Learn about Schenck’s early career, artistic inspirations, and the influences that shape his work.

Previous lecturers

  • Native scholar, writer, blogger, and activist, Dr. Adrienne Keene (Cherokee Nation) (video of lecture here): September 29, 2016
  • Singer/songwriter Robert Earl Keen (video of lecture here): June 28, 2016
  • Actor and artist Michael Horse (Yacqui) (video of lecture here): April 26, 2016
  • Author and media producer John Phillip Santos (video of lecture here); April 14, 2015
  • Historian and former Director of the Amon Carter Museum, Ron Tyler (video of lecture here); September 15, 2015
  • Labor Organizer and civil rights activist Dolores Huerta (video of lecture here); December 5, 2014
  • Author S.C. Gwynne (video of lecture here); November 6, 2014
  • Former Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell; October 2, 2014