Past Exhibitions in Altgeld Gallery

Altgeld Hall was closed for major rennovations between 1998 and 2004.

Here are some of the shows we did in the former Altgeld space, originally an auditorium on the second floor:

Contemporary Glass Sculpture
October 22 - November 25, 1998
Contemporary artists exploring the potential of glass as a fine art medium.

The Interior Journey
August 17 - October 10, 1998
Group exhibition of five Illinois artists who use the motif of traveling through the landscape as a mechanism for heightened spiritual and self-awareness.

Nick Cave: Exhibition & Performance
April 14 - May 9, 1998
Week-long workshop culminating in a performance featuring this Chicago artist and fashion designer's unique "sound suits". An exhibition displayed some of the suits from the performance and other sculpture by the artist.

Contemporary Still Life
March 5 - April 4, 1998
Contemporary Chicago artists
David Kroll and
Maria Tomasula
rework the
traditional still life

Harlem: Its Renaissance and After
January 12 - February 21, 1998
Documentary photographs by James Van Der Zee and Aaron Siskind explore the Harlem area of New York City during its cultural peak in the late teens and twenties and then after the Great Depression.

NIU School of Art Faculty Biennial
October 20 - November 26, 1997
group show of
tenured and
faculty from the
NIU School of Art.

August 18 - October 4, 1997
Group show of
photography by
Pamela Bannos,
M. Elizabeth Ernst and
Martina Lopez.

View past exhibitions in the current Altgeld Galleries.