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Movie cases line up on a dusty shelf in a college apartment. Physical copies have gone ancient due to streaming services taking off.

Modernity has erased the physical concept of art

By Parker Otto, Columnist | January 24, 2022
Generation Z, in spite of all of their technological toys, has no things.
Rapper Kanye West met with then President Donald Trump at the Oval Office in October 2018. His open support stirred up a lot of controversy among his fans.

Art cannot be separated from the artist

By Ally Formeller, Columnist | January 20, 2022
Because of the past problematic actions of some celebrities, separating the art from the artist becomes a murky impossibility. 
Vinyl records are a classic form of art that has died down due to the digital age.

Students need to respect older art

By Parker Otto, Columnist | January 14, 2022
There should be more of a drive amongst students to explore classic art because it can really speak to people.
Terrance Gray’s contribution, American Gothic_Breaking Ground done with Gouache on Rives paper.

Art exhibit showcases the history of race relations in DeKalb

By Gabriel Fiorini, News Reporter | December 20, 2021

DeKALB — The DeKalb County History Center and the Ellwood House Museum have collaborated on a virtual exhibit entitled “Arts in Action,” investigating the history of race relations in DeKalb County through the artwork of nine visual artists and...

Conceptual art places value on meaning

By Lucas Skye | December 2, 2018

Those who disdain modern art, or art that doesn’t solely rely on technical skills, can occasionally be overheard asking, “This shouldn’t be considered art. A child can do this.” The fact of the matter is, they very well might be able to, but that’s...

Digital mediums change art

By Haley Galvin | September 14, 2017

DeKalb | “Objectifying the Photographer,” an exhibit featuring the modern forms of digital photography, is open now through Oct. 20 at the NIU Art Museum located in Altgeld Hall.“Photography has gone through a radical reinvention in recent history...

Makeup a form of art

Makeup a form of art

By Jeanette Fritz | January 22, 2014

On an average day, I will spend the better half of 30 minutes perfecting my winged eyeliner and making sure my blush looks like baked apricot instead of Bozo the Clown, but by no means am I doing this for some boy.Back in December, I came across a Tumblr...

Top 5: Majors we most often misunderstand

Top 5: Majors we most often misunderstand

By Holly New | October 15, 2013

No. 5: ArtArt majors are constantly being told there’s no money in their field.They are to live only as “starving artists,” forced to sacrifice a financially stable life in pursuit of their art. If that’s the case, why do students continually...

Local artist Jim Dester awaits his audience Sunday at The Art Box, 308 E. Lincoln Highway. Dester taught himself the art of photo manipulation and learns primarily through trial and error.

Alumnus displays abstract photos

By Ryan Chodora | October 9, 2013

Alumnus Jim Dester, Kishwaukee Valley Art League treasurer, is showing flowers in a different light.Dester has his abstract photography on display until Nov. 8 at The Art Box, 308 E. Lincoln Highway.Dester uses photography to portray life in an abstract...

Art exhibit displays student work

By Rachel Scaman | May 6, 2013

The Looking Box art exhibition featured semester-long artwork projects presented by ARTD 469 (Problems in Photography) students. The exhibition was open Saturday at the Art Annex. Groups of photos taken by the 10 student artists were displayed during...

MAPPING exhibition to showcase geography art

By Newell Miao | April 10, 2013

Artist Michael Dinges will speak about the works he has on display in the Measuring Across Place and Period: Information, Navigation and Geography (MAPPING) exhibition at noon today in the Altgeld Hall Art Museum. Graduate students worked in tandem with...

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