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Art history alumna to lecture on contemporary maya dance and pop culture imagery in highland Guatemala, March 26

Art history alumna to lecture on contemporary maya dance and pop culture imagery in highland Guatemala, March 26

Rhonda Taube

Rhonda Taube

NIU art history alumnae Rhonda Taube, professor and chair, department of art and art history at Riverside City College in Riverside, Calif., is presenting the lecture, “Xena Warrior Princess Meets Efraín Ríos Montt: Contemporary Maya Dance and Pop Culture Imagery in Highland Guatemala,” Tuesday, March 26 at 5 p.m. in room 100 of Jack Arends Hall the visual arts building on the main campus.  Taube’s lecture is part of the Elizabeth Allen Visiting Speakers in Art History, which has featured all alumni of the School of Art and Design in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Jack Arends Hall.

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NIU hosts alumna Alexandra Green for lecture on the Buddah in late Burmese art

NIU hosts alumna Alexandra Green for lecture on the Buddah in late Burmese art

Dr. Alexandra Green, who attended the NIU School of Art and Design from 1991 to 1993, returns to campus for this month’s entry in the Elizabeth Allen Visiting Alumni Speakers in Art History series.  Green is the Henry Ginsburg Curator for Southeast Asia at the British Museum, and her presentation is titled, “Image as Information: Materialising the Buddah in Late Burmese Art.” (more…)

NIU Center for Burma studies hosts symposium and exhibition on Asian reverse glass painting traditions

NIU Center for Burma studies hosts symposium and exhibition on Asian reverse glass painting traditions

Northern Illinois University’s Center for Burma Studies is hosting an international symposium, November 16 titled, “Looking Through the Glass: Asian Reverse Glass Painting Traditions.”  Experts from around the world will present on the history behind and importance of this art form that dates back to the Middle Ages. The symposium’s topics are divided up by location beginning with lectures on reverse glass painting in Burma/Myanmar, then China, followed by Indonesia and concluding with Cambodia. (more…)