“Judith and Holofernes” by Donatello, 1455-1460

Lecturer to talk politics of power, sex in Florentine Renaissance art

Judith Testa, an NIU Presidential Teaching Professor Emerita, will speak at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, on “Webs of Desire and Violence: Power Politics and Sexual Politics in Three Works of Florentine Renaissance Art.” Part of the 2015-16 Elizabeth Allen Visiting Scholars

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Chicago World's Fair 1893

Historia Artis Art History Student Symposium planned April 14

NIU’s Historia Artis Art History Student Symposium begins at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, in Room 103 of the Visual Arts Building. Schedule 2 p.m. Food and greetings 2:10 p.m. Melissa Csoke: “Economic Incentive for Government Support of the Arts” 2:30 p.m.

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Map of 19th century London

Art historian to discuss mapping in 19th century London

Art historian Pamela M. Fletcher, chair of the Department of Art and co-director of the Digital and Computational Studies Initiative at Bowdoin College, will speak Monday, March 2, at NIU. Fletcher will discuss “Mapping the Commercial Gallery System in Nineteenth-Century London; or,

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“Aveces” by Ruben Aguirre

From the streets to the galleries

NIU’s Jack Olson Gallery will host “Graffiti Imagery in Contemporary Art” from Friday, Jan. 16, through Thursday, Feb. 26. An opening reception and curator’s talk begins at 6:15 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15. “Graffiti Imagery in Contemporary Art” explores how the aesthetics and

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Dressing Difference: Exploring Ethnicities in Modern Burma

Fall exhibition explores ethnicities in modern Burma

The NIU Art Museum and the NIU Center for Burma Studies are hosting “Dressing Difference: Exploring Ethnicities in Modern Burma,” an exhibition on display at the museum through Saturday, Nov. 15. Questioning concepts of ethnicity and gender through costume and body adornment,

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World-famous authority on Western medieval manuscripts to talk 12th century ‘giant Bibles’

Christopher de Hamel, Donnelly Fellow Librarian at the Parker Library, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge University, will give the next lecture in the 2013-2014 Elizabeth Allen Visiting Speaker Series. de Hamel will speak at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, on “Twelfth-Century English Giant

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