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Khvay Samnang’s “Human Nature Series” (2011)
As a part of the NIU Art Museum’s upcoming Southeast Asian Exhibition Suite, “Current Views and Actions: Photography and Performance Documentation from Phnom Penh” showcases contemporary work from young Cambodian artists Khvay Samnang and Lim Sokchanlina. This exhibition will be held from Tuesday, Aug. 28, to Saturday, Nov. 17, in the NIU Art Museum’s Rotunda...
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Northern Illinois University lends art to campus offices through the NASCAR Program: NIU Art museum Summer Collection Art Rental. Since 2005, the NIU Art Museum has made selected pieces from the museum collection available for rental to secure campus offices at the university. During an exhibition of available artwork, interested NIU departments can “bid” on...
Rodolphe Töpffer: Self-portrait
Who doesn’t love comic strips? These entertaining mini-narratives have become a universal language, but how did they originate? Philippe Willems, associate professor in the NIU Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, will answer that question at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, in Room 315 of Altgeld Hall. His lecture, titled “Rodolphe Töpffer and the Birth...
Woodcut of a hand
The NIU Art Museum will host a woodcut workshop for teens and adults from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28, in the fourth floor printmaking studio of the Visual Arts Building. Led by Amelia Spinney, an NIU graduate student and Community School of the Arts instructor, this workshop is being held in conjunction...
Persepolis movie poster
In conjunction with the current Graphic Novel Exhibition Suite at the NIU Art Museum, four films and one discussion will be held at the Egyptian Theatre over the next few weeks. Each film was adapted from an original graphic novel or comic. Wednesday, April 11, 7 p.m. “Persepolis,” film and discussion led by Steven Torres-Roman...
Graphic Novels Exhibition Suite poster
In conjunction with the current Graphic Novel Exhibition Suite, the NIU Art Museum has announced two new exhibitions opening with a reception from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 5, and several upcoming events. The Golden Age of Wordless Novels and Artist Illustrated Books, 1917-1951, explores a peak revival period of relief printmaking which enabled...
Taming Training Balance
“Taming Training Balance,” the traveling solo exhibition of the works of Siew Lian Lim, will be presented in DeKalb, Chicago, Aurora and St. Charles during the months of March, April and May. Lim is in her third year at NIU, where she is an MFA candidate in sculpture. In addition to her studio work, she...
Graphic Novels Exhibition Suite poster
The NIU Art Museum will host “Graphic Novel Realism: Backstage at the Comics” from Tuesday, March 20, through Friday, May 25, in the Altgeld Galleries. Guest-curated by Eisner Award-winning graphic novelist, artist and former co-editor of Raw, Paul Karasik, “Graphic Novel Realism: Backstage at the Comics” features the work of contemporary cutting-edge creators of non-traditional,...
NIU’s Art Museum has announced three Get on the Bus trips for the spring. North Shore Excursion Saturday, March 3 Prints and the Pursuit of Knowledge in Early Modern Europe (Mary and Leigh Block Museum at Northwestern University) Illinois Holocaust Museum in Skokie Bus leaves from the School of Art parking lot at 8:30 a.m....
Cover of "The Essential New | Art Examiner"
“Re-Examining the New Art Examiner” is a symposium exploring the controversial history and unsettled significance of the most widely read art magazine ever published in Chicago. Born out of seismic cultural shifts in the early 1970s, coming of age in the hyper-inflated art world of the 1980s, and embracing its role as part of the...
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...
Helen and James Merritt
The NIU Art Museum will present “A Private Haiku: Ceramic Work of Helen Merritt” from Tuesday, Nov. 29, through Friday, Dec. 16. This intimate memorial exhibition features some of the ceramic figurines, wall pieces, monumental vases and simple functional pots that the late Helen Merritt made over the years. “A Private Haiku: Ceramic Work of Helen...
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