2008

NIU Burma Art Collection Showcases
2/08 to 5/08
Northern Illinois University
School of Art, Jack Arends Building
DeKalb IL

Exhibits over the spring semester highlighting the use of the Burma Art Collection as a teaching tool.
• Applying Gold Leaf
• The Gold Beaters of Mandalay
• Avian Tradition in the Art of Burma
 
"Hidden Treasures of Burmese Cultures"
2/22/08
Ohio State University
Columbus, OH

Catherine Raymond, lecturer, Northern Illinois University 

"Karen Refugees in Illinois"
04/10/2008
Brown Bag Lecture Series at Campus Life Building
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb IL

Angelene Naw, presenter, Judson University

Sponsored and Supported by Center for Burma Studies,Center for Southeast Asian Studies, NIU

"Karen Bronze Drums: Research and Rubbing"
4/18/08
School of Art ARTH 601 class
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb IL

Gerald P. Dyck, ethnomusicologist

Supported by:
The NIU Center for Burma Studies and NIU School of Art

"Shoes and Shikhos: Buddhism, Rituals and Boundaries of Religion"
04/24/2008
Brown Bag Lecture Series at Campus Life Building
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb IL

Alicia Turner, presenter, University of Chicago, Ph.D. Candidate

Sponsored and Supported by Center for Burma Studies,Center for Southeast Asian Studies, NIU

"Constrained Art"
9/30/08
School of Art Olson Gallery
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb IL

Htein Lin, presenter

Sponsored and Supported by Center for Burma Studies, School of Art, NIU

"Belief Made Tangible"
9/18/08 to 12/15/08
5:00pm, Rm 110
Northern Illinois University
Art Museum, Altgeld Hall
DeKalb IL

This exhibition highlights the treasures of the Burma Art Collection at NIU as well as offering an initiation to the complexity of Burmese Buddhism through religious art.
 
Formally opened in September 18, 2008 in conjunction of the International Burma Studies Conference (October, 2008) and the Council on Thai Studies (COTS) conference. Five hundred people came for these special events, openings  and regular hour visits, including the Thai Ambassador and the local Illinois state representative.

"Chin Textiles: New Acquisitions to the NIU Burma Art Collection"
9/18/08 to 12/15/08
Northern Illinois University
Art Museum Hallway exhibit, Altgeld Hall
DeKalb IL

Exhibit of an exquisite collection of antique textiles in silk and cotton from Chin State in Burma/Myanmar which we expect to be useful not only to students and scholars from all disciplines across NIU campus, but to researchers world wide.

"Modern Burmese Paintings"
9/18/08 to 12/15/08
Northern Illinois University
Holmes Student Center Gallery
DeKalb IL

The exhibit was of 15 modern paintings which had never before been formally exhibited in a major gallery. This was done in conjunction with the International Burma Studies Conference and was curated by Ms. Brikena Boci, a graduate student who was registered with me for an independent studies class. The research was done largely based on Burmese sources.

Supported by:
The NIU Center for Burma Studies

"September"
10/1/08
School of Art Olson Gallery
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb IL

Htein Lin, presenter

Performance on Burmese Contemporary Art in the Olson Gallery. Artist invited as part of an exhibit on contemporary Asian art entitled, "Crossings: What are the political, economic, and spiritual forces that drive a person to take up their life and move far away, to a place so utterly unlike home?"

Co-sponsored by the School of Art, the Art History Division, the Center for Burma Studies and the Center for Southeast Asian Studies. Organized by Associate. Prof.  Karen Brown, Guest Curator, Olson Gallery.

9th International Burma Studies Conference
10/3/08 to 10/5/08
Center for Burma Studies
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb IL

"Nineteenth Century Buddhist Cloth Painting from Burma"
10/4/08
Center for Burma Studies
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb IL

Catherine Raymond, presenter, gave in conjunction with the 9th International Burma Studies Conference, NIU

"Burma and the Art of Lacquer"
10/7/08
School of Art, ARTH 378/598C
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb IL

Ralph Isaacs, guest speaker, University of London

Sponsored and Supported by Center for Burma Studies, School of Art, NIU

"Together as One?  Lay-Monastic Interactions in Burma of the 17th and 19th Centuries"
10/10/2008
Brown Bag Lecture Series at Campus Life Building
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb IL

Alexey Kirichenko, presenter Moscow State University, Russia

Sponsored and Supported by Center for Burma Studies,Center for Southeast Asian Studies, NIU