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Interpretive Dance in the NIU Art Museum, Feb. 7, 8 and 10

Interpretive Dance in the NIU Art Museum, Feb. 7, 8 and 10

Advanced dance students from the NIU School of Theatre and Dance will perform kinetic interpretations of select works of visual art in the galleries of the NIU Art Museum (first floor, Altgeld Hall). Students chose and choreographed their individual short responses to contemporary pieces in the Art Museum’s current exhibition,Transparent Factors (in Form and Content), now on display. (more…)

NIU Art Museum celebrates alumni and former faculty with exhibitions

NIU Art Museum celebrates alumni and former faculty with exhibitions

The Northern Illinois University Art Museum opens two exhibitions that coincide with the NIU School of Art and Design’s 50th Anniversary Celebration of Jack Arends Hall. The Art Museum mounted SWEET, Golden and Delicious…”Faculty-select and Museum-certified” NIU Studio and Design Alumni Artists, open now, and Imagery and Icons: Former Tenure and Tenure-track Faculty opening September 18th to celebrate this milestone. Both exhibitions run through October 19, 2018 with a public Reception from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, September 20. (more…)

Richard M. Cooler to present “Religion Made Visible: The Traditional Sacred Art  of India”   

Richard M. Cooler to present “Religion Made Visible: The Traditional Sacred Art of India”  

The Northern Illinois University Art Museum and the Interdisciplinary Certification of Graduate Study in Museum Studies program will host a public lecture by Dr. Richard M. Cooler. Cooler, Professor Emeritus and former Director and Curator of the Center for Burma Studies at NIU, will present the illustrated program, Religion Made Visible: The Traditional Sacred Art of India that examines the concepts and visual means by which Hinduism, Jainism, and Buddhism are expressed in art and cultural objects from South Asia. The event takes place Wednesday, April 11 at 5:10 p.m. in Altgeld Hall 315 on NIU’s DeKalb campus. (more…)