Curators’ talk and lecture this week at the NIU Art Museum

Join the NIU Art Museum for two events on Thursday, May 11. From noon to 1 p.m., Museum Assistant Director Peter Olson and Graduate Research Assistant Millicent Kennedy will give a curators’ talk about the design, installation and context surrounding the “Hand in Hand: The Visual Arts as a Means of Social and Political Propaganda, Protest and Commentary” exhibitions on view until Saturday, May 20.

Olson and Kennedy worked together on the installation and research of “What a Frightful Spectacle!”: Lithographs of Honoré Daumier. Kennedy is also a student in the Museum Studies Graduate Certificate program at NIU and was in the course that worked to curate “A Tale of Donkeys and Elephants; Satire with the Wink of a Fox” exhibition of American political cartoons.

Also on Thursday, May 11, from 5 – 6 p.m. at Altgeld Hall 315, Dr. Scot Schraufnagel, associate professor and chair of the Department of Political Science at NIU, will present his talk “The Partisan Duopoly in U.S. House Elections: An Analysis of Minor Party Failure” as part of the event schedule for the student-curated exhibition, “A Tale of Donkeys and Elephants.” Schraufnagel’s research interest includes the U.S. Congress, political parties, elections and state government.

More information about the exhibitions, events and educational programming at the NIU Art Museum may be found online or by phoning 815-753-1936.

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