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The 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]niu.edu....
Leyla Nora Puskar, a junior art + design education major from Sycamore, is the winner of the NIU President Doug Baker’s 2015 Holiday Card Contest. Puskar hand-painted her design, called “The Gift of NIU,” in acrylic paint and edited it with PicsArt digital media. She wanted to keep her design simple and playful to excite...
Strange Days
With its roots in San Francisco in the mid-1960s, the psychedelic movement marked a shift in social consciousness, music and art. The psychedelic movement emerged in American counterculture as a response to the political and sociological climate created by the Vietnam War and the growing popularity of hallucinogenic drugs, advocated for by the Beat Generation...
Christine LoFaso: “Fifty Knots.” Linen cord, clay slip, installation detail.
The Northern Illinois University Art Museum and the Office of the President are celebrating NIU’s artistry and talent from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, at a public reception in Altgeld Hall. Visitors will see recent work by faculty and teaching staff from the NIU School of Art and Design exhibited at the Art...
David Teng Olsen
David Teng Olsen, an artist of indefatigable energy, will speak at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 2, in Room 111 of the Visual Arts Building. Olsen’s work merges the worlds of mural painting, printmaking, animation, interactive digital media and performance. He has created site-specific installations across the country, and has collaborated on numerous animation projects; his...
Jack Olson Gallery
NIU’s Jack Olson Gallery, part of the School of Art and Design, will host its annual High School Invitational from Monday, Oct. 26, through Sunday, Nov. 8. The exhibition in Room 200 of the Visual Arts Building showcases works by high school students from northern Illinois. In conjunction with the exhibition, the School of Art...
Photo of paint brushes
Attention, parents and kids ages 4 to 12: Do you want to create art together? Are you curious to learn more about world cultures? Sign up for “Cultural Exploration through Making Art,” which begins Saturday, Oct. 31. This is a fun, artistic and creative class for both children and parents to explore cultures together through...
Doug Boughton
NIU’s Doug Boughton, a world leader in the advocacy of “visual culture” curriculum for art education, has been named the 2015 Illinois Higher Education Art Educator of the Year. The award, given by the Illinois Art Education Association, recognizes the exemplary contributions, service and achievements of one outstanding IAEA member annually. Chosen for his outstanding...
Altgeld Hall in winter
Take advantage of the opportunity to be one of four artists who have their work featured on the official NIU President’s Holiday Card for 2015. Each year, President Baker selects artwork to showcase the incredible talent that NIU students possess. The competition in past years has proven impressive. Submit your original artwork online by Sunday,...
Three women sitting on a bench
“It’s about an old world dying and a new one being born,” Director Patricia Skarbinski says about the NIU School of Theatre and Dance upcoming play, “Three Sisters,” by Russian playwright Anton Chekhov. Opening Thursday, Oct. 22, “Three Sisters” tells the story of the Prozorov sisters – Olga, Masha and Irina – and their brother,...
Cor Cantiamo
Cor Cantiamo, the NIU School of Music ensemble-in-residence, will present its first concert of the season at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18, in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall. Listeners will hear stunning beauty and drama. From music to observe the 100th observation of WWI to songs about love and loss to exciting new rhythms and...
Art Express for children ages 4 to 12 begins Saturday, Sept. 19, and meets for six Saturdays. Children create art and crafts through a variety of media in a fun and exploratory atmosphere. Every semester, new lessons with a new theme are designed and taught with an expressive and multicultural approach to let children use...
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