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Art Museum announces spring programming

January 13, 2016

fac-biThe Northern Illinois University Art Museum’s winter programs and events complement the bevy of work currently on view in the NIU School of Art and Design Faculty Biennial invitational exhibition.

Many of the NIU Art Museum’s events and programs are free and open to the public.

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

Saturday, January 23
“Creating Narratives”
Drawing demonstration by Cindy Hellyer-Heinz, instructor and coordinator, Art Foundations Program
Altgeld Hall 315, 1 to 3 p.m.

Tuesday, January 26
“When Art History was Global; a re-reading of Helen Gardner’s 1948 survey, ‘Art Through the Ages’ ”
Slide lecture by Barbara Jaffee, associate professor and co-division head, Art History
Altgeld Hall 315, 5 p.m.

Thursday, January 28
“Searching for the Perfect Rock – A Year of International Research and Travel”
Artist slide talk by Mike Barnes, professor, printmaking
Altgeld Hall 315, 6 p.m.

Wednesday, February 3
“Principles of Dress: Textiles, Fashion and Design Reform in Austria-Hungary before the First World War”
Slide lecture by Rebecca Houze, professor, Art History
Altgeld Hall 315, 12:10 to 12:50 p.m.

Wednesday, February 3
“Instant Green Grass”
Artist slide talk by Bart Woodstrup, assistant professor, Design and Media Arts-Time Arts
Altgeld Hall 315, 5 p.m.

Thursday, February 4
“The Apotheosis of the Stupid”
Artist slide talk by Ben Stone, instructor, Foundations
Altgeld Hall 315, 5 p.m.

faculty-biennialTuesday, February 9
“Collaborative Art Practice”
Artist slide lecture presented by John Siblik, director, School of Art and Design, with Visiting Artist Elissa Wenthe, associate professor of art, Upper Iowa University
Altgeld Hall 315, 5 p.m.

Thursday, February 11
“Birds in Art”
Artist slide talk by Peter Olson, assistant director, NIU Art Museum, instructor, Museum Studies
Altgeld Hall 315, 5 p.m.

Tuesday, February 16
“Winding Cloth for Livia”
Informal gallery talk with Christine LoFaso, professor and division fead, Fine Art, Studio-Fibers
NIU Art Museum Gallery, 12:15-12:45 p.m.

Thursday, February 18
Public Closing Reception
NIU Art Museum, Altgeld Hall, first floor, west end, 5 to 6:30 p.m.

Friday, February 19
“Rescuing a Vanishing Art: The Art of Reverse Glass Painting in Mainland Southeast Asia”
A slide lecture by Catherine Raymond, associate professor, Art History, and director, Center for Burma Studies, presented with Carmin Berchiolly, graduate candidate, Art History
Campus Life Building 100, noon to 1 p.m.

  • Order an Indonesian lunch for this lecture online by 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, at [email protected]. Pay in cash or check at the lecture. Cost is $5 for students and $6 for faculty, staff and others. Orders must be canceled online by 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 19; otherwise you are responsible for paying. You are welcome to bring a lunch and beverage if not ordering a lunch.

An NIU busSaturday, February 20, 2016
NIU Faculty Studio Tour and Art Institute of Chicago
Get-on-the-Bus Excursion
Departure 9 a.m.; expected return 7 p.m.
RSVP by Wednesday, Feb. 17

Visit the East Garfield Park neighborhood to tour the Chicago art studios of NIU painting and sculpture faculty Nina Rizzo, Mike Rea and Frank Trankina, who each have work in the NIU Faculty Biennial.

Afterward, have the option to visit the Art Institute of Chicago for two exhibitions.

“Martin Puryear: Multiple Dimensions” presents more than 120 drawings and prints as well as 15 sculptures – some never before exhibited – examining Puryear’s inspiration, methods and process. “Van Gogh’s Bedrooms” contains approximately 36 paintings, drawings and letters by the artist, and explores Van Gogh’s sense of “home.”

If you would rather visit the Chicago Cultural Center’s free exhibitions and Louis Comfort Tiffany stained glass dome, feel free to depart from the group.

  • Price: Museum members, $20; non-member adult $30; non-member students/seniors, $25. Ticket price includes transportation expenses. AIC museum entry, meals and incidentals not included. AIC admission for Illinois residents is $22 for adults and $16 for seniors and students with valid ID. If you have a membership at AIC, let us know if you are eligible to enable another to enter with you.

Get-on-the-Bus Excursion dates and prices subject to change. Pre-registration required for all trips. To reserve a seat, call (815) 753-1936 or email [email protected]. Payment can be made with cash, a check made out to NIU or a credit card.