Jack Arends Hall 50th Anniversary celebrated with exhibition receptions, Sept. 20

Jack Arends Hall 50th Anniversary celebrated with exhibition receptions, Sept. 20

Jack Arends Hall 50th AnniversaryThe School of Art and Design at Northern Illinois University is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the opening of Jack Arends Hall (the visual arts building on the NIU main campus) with exhibitions featuring former NIU School of Art students and faculty.  Venues for the exhibitions include three spaces in Jack Arends Hall and the NIU Art Gallery on Altgeld Hall’s first floor.  Receptions are being held in both locations, Thursday, September 20 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. (more…)

NIU School of Art and Design hosts “Bridges” an exhibition of digital graphics and augmented reality

NIU School of Art and Design hosts “Bridges” an exhibition of digital graphics and augmented reality

The NIU School of Art and Design is hosting “Bridges” an exhibition of digital graphics and augmented reality by three art faculty members from Poland’s University of Silesia, at Gallery 215, located at 215 Fourth Street in DeKalb.  The exhibition opens with a reception starting at 5 p.m., Wednesday, September 19. (more…)

Visiting Scholars in Art History series begins with Elaine King on how art market legitimatizes cultural products

Visiting Scholars in Art History series begins with Elaine King on how art market legitimatizes cultural products

Elaine King, professor emerita of the School of Art at Carnegie Mellon University, and an alumnus of the NIU School of Art and Design, kicks off the 2018-2019 Elizabeth Allen Visiting Speakers in Art History Alumni Series, Monday, September 17, with “A Cultural Capital Quagmire: How the Art Market and Not Curators or Art Critics Legitimatize Cultural Products Today.” (more…)