Upcoming Exhibitions

Winter 2016-2017    Spring 2017    Fall 2017


Winter 2016 - 2017

January 17 - February 24, 2017

(Re)Presenting Guatemala

A series of exhibits and programs on campus in conjunction with the Center for Latino and Latin American Studies and the James B. and Rosalyn L. Pick Museum of Anthropology exploring Guatemala.


Regina José Galindo: Bearing Witness
Documentation of performance works blurring the line between art and activism.
South Gallery

Regina José Galindo: Bearing Witness is organized by the Van Every/Smith Galleries, Davidson College, Davidson, North Carolina, with the support of the National Endowment for the Arts, the Bacca Foundation Visiting Lecture and Artist Fund, the North Carolina Arts Council, Herb Jackson and Laura Grosch Gallery Endowment, Davidson College Friends of the Arts, Davidson College’s Organization of Latin American Students (OLAS), Latin American Studies at Davidson College, and Multicultural Affairs. The exhibition is curated by Lia Newman, Director/Curator at the Van Every/Smith Galleries.

Visiones e Historias: Mayan Paintings from Guatemala
Featuring the work of Paula Nicho Cúmez and Pedro Rafaél González Chavajay.
Rotunda and North Galleries


Closing reception with the painters, Thursday, February 23, 5-7 p.m.


Images top to bottom: Paula Nicho Cúmez, El Principio de una Nueva EraThe Beginning of a New Era, 2012, (33 x 25 in.) On loan from the Helen Moran collection.; Pedro Rafaél González Chavajay, Las Huellas de Ayer y de HoyFootsteps of Yesterday and Today, First panel, 2001, (30 x 40 in.) On loan from the Arte Maya Tz'utuhil collection.

 

Beginning of a New Era


Footsteps of Yesterday and Today

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Spring 2017

March 28 - May 20, 2017

Hand in Hand: The Visual Arts as a Means of Social and Political Protest and Commentary


“What a Frightful Spectacle”: Lithographs of Honoré Daumier
Satirical observations of aristocrats, politicians and the ‘average Joe’ caught up in the tumultuous civic transformations of 19th century Paris.
Rotunda and North Galleries


April 6 - May 20, 2017
“A Tale of Donkeys and Elephants; Satire with the Wink of a Fox”
Museum Studies capstone project exploring American political/editorial cartoons.
South Gallery

Public Reception Thursday, April 6, 5-7 p.m.


Image top to bottom: Honoré Daumier, Types Parisiens, no. 29 1840, Lithograph on wove paper (9.5 x 10.25 in.) NIU Art Museum Collection, Anonymous Gift.; Joe Parrish, Trying to see who can get to him first, 1954, Ink on illustration board (14 x 14 in.) NIU Art Museum Collection, copyright Chicago Tribune 1954.

 

Daumier Types Parisens


Trying to See

 

 

 

 

 

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Fall 2017

August 29 - October 14, 2017

Objectifying the Photograph
Group exhibit of contemporary artists broadening our definition of photography.
Rotunda and North Galleries

Public Reception Thursday, September 14, 5-7 p.m.


November 9 - December 15
Closed Thanksgiving weekend, November 22-26

NIU School of Art and Design Faculty Exhibition
An exhibition of recent artwork and scholarship by faculty and teaching staff from all divisions of the NIU School of Art and Design.
Rotunda, North, and South Galleries

Public Reception Thursday, November 9, 5-7 p.m.


Image top to bottom: Joshua Citarella, Hands with Multiplied Coltan, Installation View, 2015, c-print (68 x 52 in.). Courtesy the artist.; Installation view of the 2015 NIU School of Art and Design Faculty Exhibition.

 

Citarella


Faculty Exhibition

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Winter 2017 - 2018

Show continues early Winter, 2018. Closing date TBA

NIU School of Art and Design Faculty Exhibition
An exhibition of recent artwork and scholarship by faculty and teaching staff from all divisions of the NIU School of Art and Design.
Rotunda, North, and South Galleries