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A piece of artwork which shows pieces of hair sewn into a white shirt. This piece is on display in NIUs Altgeld Hall as part of the The Remaining, Mourn... exhibition. (Caleb Johnson | Northern Star)

Art Museum opens grief, loss exhibit

By Caleb Johnson, Lifestyle Writer | September 11, 2023

Death and mourning, both things are universal experiences and part of the human condition. The exhibit "The Remaining, Mourn…" now on display at NIU’s Art Museum, looks at these core themes.  The exhibit was curated by NIU alumni Millicent Kennedy...

NIU Art Museum to hold closing reception

By Caleb Johnson  | February 15, 2023

The NIU Art Museum holds a closing reception for its current exhibits. The closing exhibits are “Stories From My Childhood," "A Show of Hands: Recent Work by Ben Stone" and "Ronald Gonzalez: As a Child I Sailed the World."  “I say the show...

The NIU Art Museum held a closing reception on Oct. 15 for their two exhibits “Golden Legacy: Original Art from 80 Years of Golden Books” and “Everyday People: The Art of James E. Ransome. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

NIU Art Museum closed out ‘Golden Legacy’ and ‘Everyday People’ exhibits

By Caleb Johnson, Lifestyle Writer | October 23, 2022

Last Saturday, the NIU Art Museum held its closing reception for its current exhibit, Children's Illustrated Literature Exhibition suite, featuring two exhibits; “Golden Legacy: Original Art from 80 Years of Golden Books” in the museum's south gallery;...

Faculty art displays hard work

Faculty art displays hard work

By Jamie O'Toole, Columnist | January 26, 2020

Faculty art of various styles covered the walls of the Art Museum during a public reception of the NIU School of Art and Design Faculty Biennial Exhibition held Thursday.The reception allowed students to view professors’ work and attendees to bid on...

Art exhibit showcases faculty, staff artwork

By Jamie O'Toole, Columnist | January 16, 2020

DeKALB — Composed of several events, a month-long exhibit at the NIU Art Museum will feature lectures and presentations from art and design faculty and staff. At their individual events, the featured faculty and staff will showcase their artwork and...

Upcoming events: week of Oct. 7

Upcoming events: week of Oct. 7

By Northern Star Staff | October 6, 2019

MondayBoard of Trustees Professor Seminar: Ross Powell, Board of Trustees professor of geology and environmental geosciences, will give a seminar on NIU’s research into climate change 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Holmes Student Center, Capitol Room....

Art Museum to open new art deco exhibition

By Northern Star staff | April 1, 2016

The Art Museum will open an exhibition suite centered on the Art Deco period Thursday, according to an Art Museum news release.The exhibition suite will show the energy, glitz and glamour of the Art Deco period, according to the news release.There will...

Event Guide: July 13

By Northern Star staff | July 13, 2015

Northern Star staff Don’t let a little rain and humidity stop you from enjoying these local events:TodayThe Art Museum’s annual Art To Lend artwork rental program will return and feature an exhibition including paintings, photographs and other artwork...

Weekend Guide: April 30

By Northern Star staff | April 30, 2015

There’s still time to enjoy some local events before the summer farewells begin.TodayBlack Theater Workshop will hold its spring showcase tonight. Acts will include singers, dancers, actors and spoken word artists. The show begins 6 p.m. in Gabel Hall,...

Weekend Guide: April 2

By Northern Star staff | April 2, 2015

The only thing better than art, music or dogs is a weekend full of all three of them.TodayGet a sweet start on your weekend with Ellington’s With A Cherry on Top meal. For $10, you can enjoy three courses — all of which include cherries.The meal will...

Traditions Transfigured features Noh masks created by Bidou Yamaguchi including “Maria Teresa.” 

Altgeld’s Noh exhibit unmasks culture, beauty

By Alexis Malapitan | March 26, 2015

Bidou Yamaguchi pulled inspiration from around the world for the beautiful Traditions Transfigured art exhibition in the Altgeld Hall Art Museum.Yamaguchi, a master Noh mask creator who curated the exhibition, hosted an informative public artist talk...

Exhibition examines gender, identity notions

By Sabreena Saleem | August 26, 2014

The Art Museum’s Gender and Identity Exhibition Suite explores and questions concepts of gender and sex.The suite features three exhibits: Manly Men, Girly Girls and Everybody in Between, Dressing Difference: Exploring Ethnicities in Modern Burma, and...