2004 Calendar of Events

Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public.

January 17
Bus trip to Newberry Library, Chicago, for lectures by NIU Art History faculty, including:
Ann Van Dijk: "House of Mary, the Holy Mother of God: the Oratory of Pope John VII in Old St. Peter's, Rome"
Mary Quinlan: "The 'life' in a Renaissance City: Astrology and Urban Planning"
Rebecca Houze: "Nationalism, Decoration, and Modern Design: The Representation of Art Nouveau and Jugendstihl in the Artistic Press at the Turn of the Century"

January 22
Artist slide talk and reception for Skylight Stillnight in the Olson Gallery.

February 12
Opening Reception for the Graduate Group Exhibition in the Olson Gallery.

February 14
Bus trip to the Art Institute of Chicago and the NIU Chicago Gallery, for lectures by NIU Art History faculty, including:
Joshua B. Kind: on Museum Labeling of Contemporary Art
Jeff Kowalski: "Ritual, Ideology, and the Maya Ballgame at Copan, Honduras and Chichen itza, Yucatan"
Catherine Raymond: "New Discoveries at Vat Sisaket, Vientiane, Laos"

February 21
"New Twists in Fiber" bus trip with Professors Karen Brown and Lindsay Obermeyer will explore the work of several contemporary artists including James Turrell and Robert Irwin, Christine Tarkowsky, Lia Cook, Ann Wilson, and Lee Bontecou.

March 19
Bus trip to Rockford College for Sandy Skoglund Lecture and Reception

March 24
Bus trip to the Art Institute of Chicago for Rembrandt's Journey and a special Print Study Room session with Print Curator Mark Pascale.

April 4 -10
Residency of artist Kurt Perschke and placement of the giant RedBall around DeKalb.

April 17
Bus trip to the NIU Gallery in Chicago.
Panel Discussion and reception for Global Martix at the Chicago Gallery.

April 24
Bus trip to the University of Chicago's Oriental Institute.

May 7
Bus trip to ArtChicago2004 international expo at Navy Pier in Chicago.

June 5
Bus trip to Hyde Park Art Fair

July 30
Bus trip to the Art Institute of Chicago for Seurat and the Making of the Grande Jatte and Chicago Cultural Center for Fred Wilson and Roger Brown Exhibitions.

September 10
Bus trip for Chicago art gallery season openings

October 13
Members preview for Highlights from the Permanent Collection and The World of Burmese Buddhism in the Altgeld Galleries.

November 12
Bus trip to NIU Chicago Gallery for the opening of Collaborations.