The lineup for the 2017-2018 Elizabeth Allen Visiting Scholars in Art History series in the NIU College of Art and Design has been set.  Join us in room 100 of the Art Building (Jack Ahrends Hall) on the main campus of NIU.  All of these talks are free of charge and open to the public and start at 5 p.m.


David GetsyMonday, November 6
David Getsy, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
“The emotional nature of inches between: body language, queer experience and affectual transfer in Scott Burton’s Behavior Tableaux of the 1970s.”


Elizabeth McGoeyWednesday, February 7
Elizabeth McGoey, Art Institute of Chicago
“Modern Alliances: The American Union of Decorative Arts and Craftsmen”



Allie Terry-FrischThursday, March 1
Allie Terry-Fritsch, Bowling Green State University
“Animal Trials, Humiliation Rituals and Iconoclastic Justice in Early Modern Europe”


John OsborneWednesday, March 21
John Osborne, Carleton University, emeritus
“The Vatican Obelisk and other ancient monuments in the medieval Roman imagination”


On October 9, Edson Cabalfin of the University of Cincinnati presented on “Uncle Sam in the Orient: American Colonial Influence on early 20th century architecture and urbanism in the Phillipines.”


For more information, contact the Art History Division at (815) 753-2923.