Student Programs

Lilly Lecture Series

The biennial Evan F. Lilly Memorial Lecture Competition, co-sponsored by the Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, the Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts, and the Friends of Art, is open to graduate students and qualified undergraduates from all departments with a 400-level background in art history, studio art, or related areas. The lectures must focus on an object or objects in the Eskenazi Museum of Art's collections.

The Evan F. Lilly Memorial Prize is awarded to the student delivering the best lecture. Participants are selected on the basis of written proposals. If fewer than three proposals are accepted, the competition will be postponed until the following year. For more information, contact Diane Pelrine, associate director for curatorial services, at


The museum welcomes opportunities to work with students in many capacities, from volunteering and internships to assistantships. The hiring process for paid positions typically begins in the spring semester, with students beginning work in the fall. The hiring process for internships and volunteer positions is ongoing. Students from multiple disciplines are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit Volunteer & Employment.