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…)

All We are Breaking are Stones opens April 6 at the NIU Art Museum

All We are Breaking are Stones opens April 6 at the NIU Art Museum

The Northern Illinois University Art Museum opens All We are Breaking are Stones, an exhibition of work by Chicago artist Shaurya Kumar who reflects on loss, destruction, iconoclasm and marginalization. The raw materiality of his installations combined with the representation of architectural forms suggest ruin but are layered with notions of transformation and narrative. This show opens with a public reception on Thursday, April 5 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. that includes an Artist Gallery Talk with Shaurya at 6 p.m. in the Rotunda Gallery. (more…)

Reclaimed Baggage at the  NIU Art Museum Navigates Cultural Identity and Migration — On View March 27

Reclaimed Baggage at the NIU Art Museum Navigates Cultural Identity and Migration — On View March 27

The Northern Illinois University Art Museum opens Reclaimed Baggage, a group exhibition of seven South Asian American women artists that reveals layered, complex and powerful expressions of the self and their world. Their work addresses displacement, identity and agency. Guest-curated by interdisciplinary and conceptual artist Nirmal Raja, the show opens to the public March 27, 2018 with a public Reception on Thursday, March 29th from 5 to 6:30 p.m. that includes a Panel Discussion with artists from the show starting at 6:40 p.m. in Altgeld Hall 315. (more…)

NIU Art Museum’s biennial NIU School of Art and Design Faculty Exhibition opens Nov. 16

NIU Art Museum’s biennial NIU School of Art and Design Faculty Exhibition opens Nov. 16

The Northern Illinois University Art Museum opens the biennial School of Art and Design Faculty Exhibition on Thursday, November 16, 2017 with a public reception from 5 – 7 p.m. Presented every two years, this invitational show features recent artwork and scholarship by current faculty and teaching staff from all divisions of the NIU School of Art and Design and highlights the artistry, research, and instruction found at NIU. The exhibition runs through December 16, 2017 and reopens January 16 through February 23, 2018. (more…)