The exuberance! The glamour! The art!

The NIU Art Museum opens a major exhibition suite this spring that explores the exuberance and glamour of the Art Deco period with two full exhibitions and two smaller studies. “Between the Wars: Contrasts, Parallels, Shifts and Patterns” and “Beyond Gatsby: Common

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Strange Days

Turn on, tune in, drop – um – in to check out ‘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

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Brewing Identity: The Art of Craft Beer

Applause, applause

The Illinois Association of Museums (IAM) continues to give critical acclaim and recognition to NIU museums, galleries and the university’s Museum Studies certificate of graduate study. Awards will come during the association’s annual Fall Conference, which begins Thursday, Sept. 24, in Springfield.

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“Aveces” by Ruben Aguirre

From the streets to the galleries

NIU’s Jack Olson Gallery will host “Graffiti Imagery in Contemporary Art” from Friday, Jan. 16, through Thursday, Feb. 26. An opening reception and curator’s talk begins at 6:15 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 15. “Graffiti Imagery in Contemporary Art” explores how the aesthetics and

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Rich Holly, dean of the NIU College of Visual and Performing Arts, welcomes the workshop participants to DeKalb.

Illinois museum professionals talk modern cultural heritage dilemmas at NIU

Current and future Illinois museum leaders held a professional development workshop to consider 21st century cultural heritage dilemmas and their impact on the museum community. The workshop, held April 16 on the NIU campus and at the Ellwood House Museum, was organized

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“Death of Big Foot at Wounded Knee,” Jan. 1, 1891. Photo Source: Library of Congress

A murky provenance

The Northern Illinois University Art Museum will present “Looting, Hoarding, Collecting …,” an exhibition curated by students in the Museum Exhibitions and Interpretation class as a part of the Museum Studies graduate certificate program at NIU. “Looting, Hoarding, Collecting …” will be on

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