NIU museums present opening reception for Guatemala exhibits

On Saturday, Jan. 28, the NIU Art Museum and the Pick Museum of Anthropology will present an opening reception titled Guatemalan Museum Day at NIU.

From 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., sample Guatemalan food at the Pick Museum in Cole Hall. Pick Museum Director Jennifer Kirker-Priest will then lead a guided tour of the museum’s new Guatemalan exhibit, “Push Factors.”

From 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., NIU Art Museum Director Jo Burke will lead a guided tour of the Art Museum in Altgeld Hall, where Guatemala-themed displays “Visiones e Historias,” “Bearing Witness,” and “Huipiles” are on exhibit.

Also, on Wednesday, Jan. 25, Jeffrey L. Kidder, associate professor in the Department of Sociology at NIU, will present a lecture, “Sociological Perspectives on the Significance of Space and Place in Performance Art,” in Altgeld 125. Kidder’s essay on the social significance of space appears in the accompanying exhibition catalog for “Bearing Witness,” part of the “(Re)Presenting Guatemala” exhibit.

 

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