Christine Woywod Veettill, chair of the Department of Art and Design at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is returning to her alma mater, Tuesday, February 19 for the lecture, “Art That Makes Communities Strong: Transformative Partnerships with Community Artists in K-12 Settings.” The lecture is free and open to the public and will be held on the Northern Illinois University main campus in room 103 of Jack Arends Hall, the visual arts building at 5 p.m. (more…)
In this series of lectures entitled, “Sport, Spectacle, and Games under the Roman Empire,” Bell will look at the different ways in which sport and spectacle permeated the society and culture of the ancient Roman Empire (ca. 1-200 CE).
The lectures investigate several different forms of public entertainment and leisure – gladiatorial combats and naval battles, athletics and bathing, and chariot-racing – and the respective monumental spaces in which they took place. Drawing on artistic, architectural, and archaeological evidence as well as contemporary literary sources, these lectures will wrestle with the problematic nature of their classification as sport vs. spectacle.
The following lectures will be presented as part of this series:
Advice, inspiration and humor were in large supply as a group of about 190, including 45 current NIU School of Art and Design students and a large number of young alumni attended the 2018 Seek Conference, November 12 at Morningstar in Chicago. Attendees were treated to short presentations and panel discussions from 11 School of Art and Design alumni at various stages of their successful design careers. (more…)