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Community School of the Arts
Visual arts, theater and instrumental jazz are on the summer camp agenda at NIU. These six-day residential camps for junior and senior high school students are scheduled in July. Campers work with faculty, alumni and students and gain a greater appreciation for the life of an artist. Theatre Arts Camp Junior is scheduled July 7 to...
The Last Judgment (1979) by Warrington Colescott
The NIU Art Museum will present “Vice + Virtue,” an exhibition that explores the dynamics of the “deadly sins” and “heavenly virtues” with juxtaposed interpretations from a vast array of visual artists. Curated by NIU Art Museum Assistant Director Peter Olson, “Vice + Virtue” will occupy all four galleries of the NIU Art Museum from...
Mary Quinlan
Mary Quinlan, a professor of art history in the NIU School of Art, has been awarded a full-year fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Quinlan’s fellowship will support the research and writing of a book on Leon Battista Alberti’s 1435-1436 “De pictura” (“On Painting”), and its impact on Renaissance art. Her project is...
TAGGED: Exploring Modern Graffiti
No one wants to wake up with profanity spray-painted across their garage door, but collectors would pay millions of dollars to own a chunk of wall that was defaced by London street artist Banksy. From Wednesday, Nov. 7, through Saturday, Nov. 17, graduate students enrolled in NIU’s award-winning Museum Studies program will present their fall 2012...
Dieter Roelstraete
Dieter Roelstraete, the Manilow Senior Curator at the Musuem of Contemporary Art in Chicago, will speak at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, at NIU. Roelstraete will speak on “Reflections on Contemporary Curatorship” in Room 100 of the Visual Arts Building. The talk is free and open to the public. The lecture is sponsored through the...
Professor emeritus and exhibit curator Richard Cooler with some of the objects on display at “Rarely Seen Southeast Asia,” opening Oct. 11 at The Anthropology Museum in Fay-Cooper Cole Hall.
“Rarely Seen Southeast Asia: Art, Artifact, Ephemera,” an exhibition of more than 150 pieces curated by NIU professor emeritus Richard Cooler, will open today at The Anthropology Museum, with a public reception from 4 to 6 p.m. in Fay-Cooper Cole Hall. Drawn from the museum’s collection and private sources, the exhibition celebrating the 50th anniversary...
NIU’s Interdisciplinary Certificate of Graduate Study in Museum Studies continues to receive critical acclaim from the Illinois Association of Museums (IAM). The Jack Olson Gallery earned an IAM Superior Achievement Award in the exhibitions category for “Inked: Tattoo Imagery in Contemporary Art.” The exhibition was co-curated by Peter Van Ael, Olson Gallery/Museum Studies program coordinator,...
A partial image of John Bukaty print from 2012 Kansas-Missouri basketball game.
Saturday’s Soldier Field Showdown III game between Northern Illinois and Iowa at the historic Chicago stadium will be captured by live painter John Bukaty. The original artwork, which Bukaty will paint from a corner of the field, will be auctioned off on Northern Illinois’ official athletics website, www.NIUHuskies.com, beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 1....
Community School of the Arts: Art Express
Registration is open at the NIU Community School of the Arts. Programming in fall includes classes and ensembles, as well as traditional and Suzuki music lessons. NIU staff and students receive free tuition for a popular art class that meets for six Saturdays, beginning Sept. 22. Another art class is Creating Comics, taught on Thursdays beginning...
Center for Southeast Asian Studies 50th Anniversary logo
NIU’s first international Cambodia Studies Conference, scheduled from Thursday, Sept. 13, through Sunday, Sept. 16, tops a Center for Southeast Asian Studies calendar of special Southeast Asia-related events set to take place on campus throughout the 2012-13 academic year. The calendar lists conferences, exhibits, films, lectures, performances and several events organized around the center’s 50th...
Following through on promises made in the spring, the NIU Say It Out Loud campaign has announced fall programming that will promote mental health literacy in the NIU community and create safe space for dialogues about mental health issues. Among the offerings are a prepared Power Point presentation that can be used to facilitate discussions...
Want to meet other art lovers, keep up with what’s happening in the art world, see innovative historical exhibits and travel without the hassle of traffic, tolls and parking? Then Get-on-the-Bus and enjoy the ride! Staff at the NIU Art Museum schedule the trip, set the itinerary and make the arrangements. Travelers need only to...
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