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Art Museum to show off new donated works

January 4, 2012
Thomas Skomski, Unknown with Priapus, Glass, Water, Steel & Felt, 1992

Thomas Skomski, Unknown with Priapus, Glass, Water, Steel & Felt, 1992

“New to the Collection” opens Tuesday, Jan. 10, at the NIU Art Museum.

This exhibition showcases several artworks that recently were donated to the NIU Art Museum Collection.

Museum administrators currently do not have a separate budget for purchasing artwork and are grateful for the many donations received in recent years.

The museum will show work donated by community members, retired faculty, alumni, a national foundation, visiting artists and artists who have recently had exhibitions at the NIU Art Museum.

The exhibition contains a varied and eclectic mix of paintings, prints, sculptures, photographs and an illustrated book.

Participating artists include David Driesbach (with William Johnson), Jessica Gondek, Jane Hammond, Lewis Kostiner, Cal Kowal, Ben Mahmoud, Scott Mutter, Tunde Odunlade, Tom SkomskiAndy Warhol, Ayomi Yoshida and Chizuko Yoshida.

The NIU Art Museum is located in Altgeld Hall (the castle) first floor, west end.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and by appointment for group tours. The museum is free and open to the public.

Visitor parking (currently $5 per day; free on weekends) is available in a lot on Carroll Avenue. Limited street parking, and handicapped parking, is available at metered spots in front of Altgeld Hall, at the intersection of College Avenue and Castle Drive.

On Saturdays, and during openings and other special events, free parking is available in the lot between Jack Arends Hall (the Art Building) and College Avenue. The Huskie Bus Line provides public transportation for all residents of NIU’s campus in DeKalb as well as the DeKalb metropolitan area. Bus schedules and travel information are available online.

For more information, call (815) 753-1936 or email [email protected].