Jenenne Whitfield and Tyree Guyton (Photo by Joshua Kristal)

Jenenne Whitfield and Tyree Guyton (Photo by Joshua Kristal)

The Dynammic Duo: Tyree Guyton, founder of the Heidelberg Project, & Executive Director Jenenne Whitfield

Together they present information on Guyton’s burgeoning career as an artist and take you on an in-depth journey into the history of the critically acclaimed Heidelberg Project, a community art environment. Guyton and Whitfield present information useful to the artists, communities, arts organizations, teachers, and philanthropists seeking to support the arts.

Lecture topics include:

  • Guyton’s career as an installation/environmental artist
  • Guyton and Whitfield as international art activists
  • The Heidelberg Project and the controversy
  • Community Development– taking it to the streets
  • “Poor, Starving Artists?”
  • Additionally, they will present “Come Unto Me, The Faces of Tyree Guyton,” an Emmy-Award winning documentary chronicling a 13 year history of the Heidelberg Project.


Length of Time: 2 hours (main lecture), 1.5 hours (supplement lecture)

Fee: $1,500 main, $500 supplement (Michigan) $3,000 main, $500 supplement (US & International (note: Travel/Lodging/Per Diem not included) Additional Info: Please contact for special arrangements.

For more information on Lectures, Workshops, and Installations, please contact us at (313) 458-8414 or send an e-mail to

What people are saying...

“I’ve never seen a program so highly attended or enthusiastically received as the one you presented to us. I know from comments made by students in the days following the presentation that seeing your work had a profound impact on all who were in attendance (particularly the students) and that they are continuing to reflect and think about what they learned in meaningful ways.” -Alice Bermeister, PhD Assistant Professor, Dept. of Art and Design, Winthrop University
“I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed working with you on “Heidelberg at Harvard” got people talking and thinking. That provocation alone made the project a great success. You communicated especially well with the students. I will remember the film screening and discussion we had as one of the great moments of my time at Harvard.” -John Beardsley Senior Lecturer in Landscape Architecture, Harvard University
“During their presentations, Mr. Guyton and Ms. Whitfield reiterated the roll that the arts can play in a democracy...Mr. Tyree Guyton and Ms. Jenenne Whitifield were outstanding representatives of the United States and are a tribute to the state of Michigan and the city of Detroit.” -United States Ambassador Gwen C. Clare, Quito, Ecuador