“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

Read more
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,

Read more

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

Read more
Overwhelmed: Salon-Style Picture Hangs and the Limits of our Historical Imagination

Art historian to talk modern exhibition practices in Amercian art museums during April 2 lecture

Esteemed art historian Kristina Wilson will visit NIU to speak at 5 p.m. Monday, April 2, in Room 100 of the Visual Arts Building. In a presentation titled, “Overwhelmed: Salon-Style Picture Hangs and the Limits of our Historical Imagination,” Wilson will discuss modern

Read more