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Join the Pick Museum of Anthropology now through February, as it partners with five local organizations to raise awareness of needs in the local community: Huskie Food Pantry, Hope Haven of DeKalb County, Inc., Safe Passage, Inc., Family Service Agency of DeKalb County, and American Indian Center – Chicago. Visit the Museum’s “Quilts and Human Rights” exhibition, select your favorite Action Cards,...
The Pick Museum of Anthropology celebrated a spectacular opening reception for its new exhibition, “Quilts and Human Rights.” More than 300 people attended the event on Tuesday, Sept. 5, featuring an inspiring keynote address by the Reverend Jesse L. Jackson Sr. on the need for local civic activism. Nearly 60 visitors to the opening reception...
The Aztec Triple Alliance established an empire that controlled the Valley of Mexico and conquered many other regions from the 14th century to Spanish contact. Although they are popularly known for warfare and militarism, the Aztec Empire was a strong economic empire, facilitating the movement of goods across vast distances without beasts of burden or...
What is the significance of ancient architecture and how might people have interacted with it in their daily lives? Sissel Schroeder, professor and chair of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will explore the archaeological evidence of rare architectural features to identify whether there was a cosmological as well as mundane function...
Feeling the pressure of upcoming finals? Take a break at the Pick Museum of Anthropology at NIU, which will be transformed into a “no-stress zone” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 4. Students can take a yoga class, play board games, participate in art activities and get free massages. Relaxation stations will be...
NIU’s Pick Museum of Anthropology has been awarded a $19,750 grant from the Dunham Fund for a two-year project to document and share the experiences of Burmese Karen refugees living in northern Illinois. Led by the museum’s research assistant, Rachel Drochter, the project employs NIU students who will work with a local Karen Advisory Group...
NIU’s Pick Museum of Anthropology has launched a new collaborative exhibition, “Storytelling: Hmong American Voices,” to run through December 2016. A special opening reception featuring refreshments and live music will be held 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 9, at the museum, located in Cole Hall on the NIU campus. The event is free and...
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NIU’s Supportive Professional Staff (SPS) Council will host its annual holiday social from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 14. Like other events sponsored by the SPS Council, the holiday social is open to everyone. And, in the spirit of changing things up, the venue is the newly dedicated James B. and Roasalyn L. Pick...
After 50 years at NIU, the Anthropology Museum has a new name. The newly dedicated James B. and Rosalyn L. Pick Museum of Anthropology honors the generous support of an NIU alumnus and his wife, marking a new era for the museum. “NIU offered me a new and exciting opportunity that led me to my...