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Current Calendar of Events


Thursday, April 6
Public Reception
5 – 6:40 p.m., NIU Art Museum

Visual Commentary: The Art of American Political Cartoons
Lecture by Kerry Freedman, Professor and Division Head, Art + Design Education, NIU.
6:45-7:30 p.m., Altgeld Hall 315

Saturday, April 8
Curators’ Gallery Talk with Peter Olson, Museum Assistant Director and Graduate Assistant Millicent Kennedy.
1-2 p.m., Art Museum Galleries

Monday, April 10
Bite of the Print: A Medium Well Suited for Social Commentary
View prints from the collection with Museum Assistant Director Peter Olson.
2-3 p.m., Art Museum Galleries

Wednesday, April 12
Roundtable Discussion with the Northern Star Cartoonists
5-6 p.m., Altgeld Hall 315

Thursday, April 13
Docent Tour with the student curators of A Tale of Donkeys and Elephants
Noon-1 p.m., Art Museum Galleries

Events on campus also part of (RE)PRESENTING GUATEMALA
Thursday, April 13
Representing Revolutionary Campesino Politics in Guatemala’s 1950 Huelga de Dolores
Matt Maletz, History Ph.D. Candidate, NIU
5-6 p.m., Latino Resource Center

Thursday, April 13
Daumier's France: Politics, Satire and Sociability
Lecture by NIU's Emma Kuby, Assistant Professor, Department of History and Brian Sandberg, Associate Professor, Department of History and Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Affairs for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
6:15-7:30 p.m., Altgeld Hall 315

Wednesday, April 19
The Evolution of Editorial Cartooning: Changes in Media and Messages
Guest lecture by Dr. Edward Lordan, Professor, Department of Communication Studies, West Chester University, PA
5-6 p.m., Altgeld Hall 315

Saturday, April 22
Color Your Politics
Be an illustrator for an afternoon and color cartoons from the exhibition! All ages, children under 9 with supervision. Pre-registration required.
2-4 p.m., Art Museum Galleries

Monday, April 24
Eugene V. Debs and the Fight for Free Speech in World War One
Guest lecture by Ernest Freeberg, Distinguished Professor of Humanities, University of Tennessee. Presented by the NIU Department of History.
6-7 p.m., Altgeld Hall 315

Tuesday, April 25
Promoting Democracy: The Progressives, Women’s Suffrage, and the Decline of the Political Machine
Lecture by Matthew J. Streb, Professor, Department of Political Science.
5-6 p.m., Altgeld Hall 315

Thursday, April 27
Docent Tour with student curators of A Tale of Donkeys and Elephants
Noon-1 p.m., Art Museum Galleries

Open Late!
Saturday, May 6
Open Late for Artigras!
The annual NIU and DeKalb Celebration of the Arts. Visit niu.edu/artigras/
Noon-6 p.m.

Sunday, May 7
Members' Private Event. A Friends of the NIU Art Museum Members' Only Curator’s Talk with Museum Assistant Director Peter Olson along with Francophile and independent researcher Rich Rice who will present Goguettes, Goguettiers, and Some Popular Verse in Daumier’s Paris.
Watch for your invitation by mail. Not a current Member? Join or renew now to attend!

Thursday, May 11
Curators’ Gallery Talk with Peter Olson, Museum Assistant Director and Graduate Assistant Millicent Kennedy.
Noon-1 p.m., Art Museum Galleries

Thursday, May 11
The Partisan Duopoly in US House Elections: An Analysis of Minor Party Failure Lecture by Scot Schraufnagel, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science.
5-6 p.m., Altgeld Hall 315

Thursday, May 18
Film Screening of Inspector General
Henry Koster’s musical comedy starring Danny Kaye set in the period of the First French Empire follows a fool who is mistaken as an investigator in disguise by the town's corrupt officials. (1949, 100 minutes.)
Doors open 6:30 p.m., screening 7- 9 p.m., Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St.
$7 Adults, $5 Members/Students.
 


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For more information or questions about events at the NIU Art Museum or to register, please phone 815-753-1936 or email the Education Coordinator at shenn1@niu.edu.