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Northern Public Radio, home to 89.5 WNIJ and Classical WNIU, is looking for original art by local artists to feature in the 2016 Northern Public Radio wall calendar. All visual artwork is eligible for consideration, including painting, sculptures, mixed media, photography and more. “We have incredibly talented artists who live and work throughout northern Illinois...
“An Inner Dialogue with Frida Kahlo (Crown of Thorns)” by Yasumasa Morimura
A slide lecture titled “The Afterlife of Appropriation” is the next program in the NIU Art Museum’s spring educational series. Sarah Evans, assistant professor of contemporary art history at NIU, will speak from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, in Room 315 of Altgeld Hall. This lecture examines themes of appropriation in contemporary Eastern...
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NIU’s Historia Artis Art History Student Symposium begins at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, in Room 103 of the Visual Arts Building. Schedule 2 p.m. Food and greetings 2:10 p.m. Melissa Csoke: “Economic Incentive for Government Support of the Arts” 2:30 p.m. Chryssa Gardiakos: “Claude Cahun’s Art Practice in Response to the Medical Models of...
Claudia Brittenham, a specialist on Mayan art, will speak Tuesday, April 7, at NIU. Brittenham will talk at 5 p.m. in Room 100 of the Visual Arts Building as part of the NIU Art History Division‘s 2014-2015 Elizabeth Allen Visiting Scholars in Art History Series. The associate professor in the Department of Art History at...
ARTigras
Art is in the air – and on the ground – thanks to ARTigras, the inaugural celebration of the arts taking place Saturday, May 2. New, cool stuff: ARTigras Workshop Wednesdays are scheduled from 4 to 6 p.m. April 15, 22 and 29 in Room 213 of the Visual Arts Building and are open to...
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“Amerimanga! Convention and Expression,” which opens Tuesday, March 24, at the Northern Illinois University Art Museum, showcases the creation of American comics that have been aesthetically influenced by Japanese manga. A public reception for the exhibition is planned from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, at the Museum in Altgeld Hall. Co-curator and author...
Mona Lisas
The Northern Illinois University Art Museum will present “Traditions Transfigured: The Noh Masks of Bidou Yamaguchi,” a national traveling exhibition organized by the University Art Museum at California State University Long Beach. Traditions Transfigured opens Tuesday, March 24, at the museum in Altgeld Hall and runs through Friday, May 22. Artist Bidou Yamaguchi will be...
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Admit it: You’ve always wanted to be in a parade. You’ve wanted to be silly, dress up and decorate your dog. Or your bike. Or your best friend. Or yourself. Those opportunities, complete with the chance to show off your creative alter ego, will come Saturday, May 2, at the first Artigras celebration. Sponsored by...
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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, The Promise and Perils of Digital Art History” at 5 p.m. in Room...
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Want to meet other art enthusiasts, see innovative exhibitions or be a part of the exciting art scene? The Northern Illinois University Art Museum has announced its Spring 2015 Get On the Bus schedule with exciting new destinations. Trips depart from the NIU School of Art parking lot on NIU’s DeKalb campus at the northeast...
“Aveces” by Ruben Aguirre
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 processes of graffiti have been reinterpreted in the careers of professional artists. Chicagoans...
Frances Whitehead
NIU will bestow an honorary doctoral degree this winter to Frances Whitehead, a civic practice artist and professor of sculpture and architecture at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Whitehead will earn her honorary doctorate during the Graduate School commencement ceremony, scheduled for 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, at the NIU Convocation Center....
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