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Thursday, November 19, 2015
Public Art Receptions to Celebrate Art and Artistry
This reception hosted by the Office of the President
Altgeld Hall
NIU Art Museum, first floor, west end
President’s Office, third floor
5:00 – 6:30 p.m.


*Closed December 19 – January 11 for winter break.*


Saturday, January 23
Creating Narratives
Drawing Demonstration by Cindy Hellyer-Heinz, Instructor and Coordinator Foundations Program
Altgeld Hall 315, 1-3 p.m.

Private Member's and Friends Event
Sunday, January 24
Members and Friends of the NIU Art Museum & School of Art and Design
Private Event
Watch for your personal invitation in the mail!

Tuesday, January 26
When Art History was Global; a re-reading of Helen Gardner’s 1948 survey, ‘Art Through the Ages’
Slide lecture by Barbara Jaffee, Associate Professor and Co-Division Head, Art History
Altgeld Hall 315, 5 p.m.

Thursday, January 28
Searching for the Perfect Rock – A Year of International Research and Travel
Artist slide talk by Mike Barnes, Professor, Studio - Printmaking
Altgeld Hall 315, 6 p.m.

February, 2016

Wednesday, February 3
Principles of Dress: Textiles, Fashion and Design Reform in Austria-Hungary Before the First World War
Slide lecture by Rebecca Houze, Professor, Art History
Altgeld Hall 315, 12:10-12:50 p.m.

Wednesday, February 3,
Instant Green Grass 
Artist slide talk by Bart Woodstrup, Assistant Professor, Design and Media Arts – Time Arts
Altgeld Hall 315, 5 p.m.

Thursday, February 4
The Apotheosis of the Stupid
Artist slide talk by Ben Stone, Instructor, Foundations
Altgeld Hall 315, 5 p.m.

Tuesday, February 9
Collaborative Art Practice
Artist slide lecture presented by John Siblik, Director, School of Art and Design with Visiting Artist Elissa Wenthe, Associate Professor of Art, Upper Iowa University
Altgeld Hall 315, 5 p.m.

Thursday, February 11
Birds in Art
Artist slide talk by Peter Olson, Assistant Director, NIU Art Museum, Instructor, Museum Studies
Altgeld Hall 315, 5 p.m.

Tuesday, February 16
Winding Cloth for Livia
Informal gallery talk with Christine LoFaso, Professor and Division Head, Fine Art, Studio - Fibers
NIU Art Museum Gallery, 12:15-12:45 p.m.

Thursday, February 18
Closing Reception
NIU Art Museum, Altgeld Hall, first floor, west end, 5 – 6:30 p.m.

Friday, February 19,
Rescuing a Vanishing Art: The Art of Reverse Glass Painting in Mainland Southeast Asia
A slide lecture by Catherine Raymond, Associate Professor and Director, Center for Burma Studies, Art History, presented with Carmin Berchiolly, Graduate Candidate, Art History
Order an Indonesian lunch for this lecture online by 6 p.m. Thursday, 2/18/16, at CSEAS Brown Bag Lunch Order, Pay for it in cash or check at the lecture. Cost is $5 for students and $6 for faculty, staff and others. Orders must be cancelled online by 10 a.m. Friday; otherwise you are responsible for paying. For lunch details or questions, email cseasbrownbag@gmail.com. You are welcome to bring a lunch and beverage if not ordering a lunch.
Campus Life Building 100, 12 – 1:00 p.m.

For more information please call 815-753-1936 or email the Education Coordinator at shenn1@niu.edu.