2005 Calendar of Events

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

January 7, 5-8pm
Opening reception for Invisible Body at the Chicago Gallery

January 27, 4-6pm
Reception for Misleading Trails in the North and Rotunda Altgeld Galleries. Artist's lecture featuring Xiaoze Xie at 7pm.

February 5
Bus Trip to the National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum and Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum in Chicago.

February 13, 2pm
The first in a series of "Sunday Curator Talks" in conjunction with the exhibition The World of Burmese Buddhism in the South Galleries of Altgeld Hall. Curator Catherine Raymond, Director of the Center for Burma Studies at NIU, will present five public talks (Feb 13 & 27, March 6, April 3 &10 - all at 2pm). Today's talk is entitled "Overview of the Exhibition"

February 27, 2pm
Sunday Curator Talk by Catherine Raymond: "Treasures: from Manuscript to Tapestry." (see Feb. 13 listing for more details)

March 6, 2pm
Sunday Curator Talk by Catherine Raymond: "Burmese Buddha Images". (see Feb. 13 listing for more details)

March 12, 2005, 9:30am - 6:30 pm
Get-On-The-Bus trip to Evanston for an exhibit of recent work by the Chicago Hand Bookbinders Association and a William Morris design exhibition. We'll end our day at the Evanston Art Center to view Invisible Worlds an exhibition by artists who "transform the traditional subject of landscape using various topographical, scientific and pop culture references".

March 31, 4-6pm
Artist's reception for exhibitions by Thomas Skomski and Rebecca Keller in the North and Rotunda Altgeld Galleries.

April 1, 5-7pm
Opening reception for Research at the Chicago Gallery.

April 3, 2pm
Sunday Curator Talk by Catherine Raymond: "Donors and Protectors". (see Feb. 13 listing for more details)

April 8, 8:45am - 5:30pm
Bus Trip to Chicago. In the morning we'll visit Intuit, the center for Outsider Art with an exhibit of visionary work by Sister Morgan. Lunch will be "like mom would make if mom were paid" at the Silver Cloud Bar & Grill. The afternoon will be a guided tour of the former home and studio of Chicago Imagist artist Roger Brown.

April 10, 2pm
Sunday Curator Talk by Catherine Raymond: "Treasures from the Court of Mandalay". (see Feb. 13 listing for more details)

April 13, 7pm
Public Slide lecture by Rebecca Keller: "Unseen / Unnoticed / Unspoken". JAH/VAB rm. 111.

April 21, 7pm
Public Slide lecture by Thomas Skomski: "(Super Spatial)". JAH/VAB rm.111.

June 10, 5-8pm
Opening reception for the Annual MFA Exhibition at the Chicago Gallery

June 11, 9am - 7pm
Bus trip to the Printers Row Book Fair and Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago.

July 8, 10am - 5pm
Bus Trip to Plano & Sandwich, IL. Tour of Mies van der Rohe's infamous glass Farnsworth House on the banks of the Fox River in Plano followed by lunch in quaint downtown Sandwich.

September 8, 5 - 7 p.m.
Public reception for the artists with exhibits in the Altgeld Galleries: Bob Emser and Helene Smith-Romer.

September 9, 5 - 8 p.m.
Public reception for The Art of Burma at the NIU Chicago Gallery. Includes a Bus Trip.

September 10, 12:45 - 5 p.m.
Bus Trip to Elgin Community College for a lecture by photographer Joel-Peter Witkin.

September 24, 9:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Bus Trip to Chicago for the Toulouise-Lautrec exhibition at the Art Institute.

October 8, 9:30 - 7 p.m.
Bus Trip to Chicago for the curator's talk at the exhibition The Art of Burma. The talk is at 4 p.m. and features NIU's Caterine Raymond and Alexandra Green of Denison University.

October 18, 8 p.m.
Public lecture by Janina Ciezaldo, "Fragments, Pixels and Interventions: The Use of Dada in the Everyday Life of Women." Altgeld room 315.

October 25, 8 p.m.
Gallery walk/talk with Helene Smith-Romer. Altgeld South Galleries.

November 2, 8 p.m.
Artist lecture in Altgeld rm. 315 followed by a gallery walk with Bob Emser.

November 11, 2 p.m. - midnight
Bus Trip to Chicago for receptions at the NIU Gallery (Pan/Sonic) and galleries in Pilsen.

November 13, 3 p.m.
Public lecture by James Hugunin, "Cutting Up - Art and Humor". Altgeld room 315.