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
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…)
For Elaine King, her path to becoming an art historian and educator took form during Saturday road trips from NIU to Chicago when she was a pre-law undergraduate student. (more…)
Thomas Russo, associate dean of international programs and professor of art history at Drury University in Springfield, Mo., will speak on “Defining Sacred Spaces: Sculpture in the Romanesque Church,” Wednesday, October 17 as part of NIU’s 2018-2019 Elizabeth Allen Visiting Alumni Speakers in Art History series.
NIU’s Carmin Berchiolly to be honored as Best Graduate Student of the Year by Illinois Association of Museums
NIU’s Carmin Berchiolly, who recently graduated with her Master of Arts in art history will be honored by the Illinois Association of Museums with the 2018 award for “Best Graduate Student” at this year’s IAM awards program, October 4 at the Kidzeum of Health and Science in Springfield. (more…)
College Magazine has ranked the Art History program at NIU as one of the top ten in the Midwest, according to a report published on September 11, 2018. (more…)