Artist Andreas Cellarius’ “Ptolemaic World System,” on loan from the Joel Oppenheimer Gallery.

Art Museum to host ancient map expert for talk

The Northern Illinois University Art Museum and NIU Museum Studies students enrolled in ART 656 will host an informative talk by Gerald “Jerry” Brauer, a local expert on ancient maps. Brauer will present “Art a la carte: Decorative Imagery in Maps, 1500-1800”

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Artist Andreas Cellarius’ “Ptolemaic World System,” on loan from the Joel Oppenheimer Gallery.

Museum Studies students curate new exhibition to celebrate maps as navigational tools, artworks

As part of the Northern Illinois University Art Museum’s upcoming Mapping Exhibition Suite, “MAPPING: Measuring Across Place and Period; Information, Navigation and Geography” features the evolution of maps as both tools for navigation and beautiful works of art. This exhibition will be

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Students Lane Parsons (left) and Nick Fox rehearse School of Music professor Gregory Beyer’s composition “Five Ponds” on antique bronze drums from Burma.

International Burma Studies Conference brings dozens of scholars, music to NIU this weekend

The magical tones of antique bronze drums from Burma will resound this week at NIU during the 10th International Burma Studies Conference, which runs Friday through Sunday at the Holmes Student Center. A record number of attendees – nearly 140 from around the

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The Arts Converge

Jack Olson Gallery hosts ‘The Arts Converge,’ explores modern art, Asian musical traditions

NIU’s Jack Olson Gallery is hosting “The Arts Converge: Contemporary Art and Asian Musical Traditions,” a special exhibition that celebrates the creativity of contemporary artists who are working with traditional Asian music, sounds or cultural soundscapes. “The Arts Converge” offers an arena

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Bronze drum (Burma/Mayanmar), NIU Burma Art Collection

‘Music for the Divine’ spotlights traditions, musical instruments of Burma, Buddhists

As a part of the NIU Art Museum’s upcoming Southeast Asian Exhibition Suite, “Music for the Divine” showcases Burmese traditions and musical instruments ranging from those used in Buddhist rituals, traditional royal court ceremonies and contemporary multi-ethnic expressions. This exhibition will run

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Robert Gerhardt’s “Young Girl in the Market, Mae Sot, Thailand” (2006)

Art exhibition chronicles lives of Karen people as they struggle to survive Thai-Burma border

Offered in conjunction with the NIU Art Museum’s upcoming Southeast Asian Exhibition Suite, “Karen: A People on the Border” chronicles the lives of the Karen people as they have struggled to survive on the Thai-Burma border since 1962 and cope with the

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