NIU Art Museum events for week of May 15

Join the NIU Art Museum Thursday, May 18, for a screening of Henry Koster’s musical comedy, “The Inspector General,” starring Danny Kaye (1949, 100 minutes). The film is set in the period of the First French Empire and follows a fool who is mistaken as an investigator in disguise by the town’s corrupt officials.  Before the screening starts, view historic News Magazine of the Screen period newsreels produced by Warner Pathe.

“The Inspector General” will be shown at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., in DeKalb. Doors open 6:30 p.m., screening is from 7-9:30 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for museum members and students.

In other event news, this week is the last chance to see the exhibition suite, Hand in Hand: The Visual Arts as a Means of Social and Political Propaganda, Protest and Commentary which closes Saturday, May 20.

For more information about the exhibitions, events and educational programming at the NIU Art Museum visit the museum’s website or call 815-753-1936.

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