2009

"Exploring Buddhist Art and Technique from Burma and Thailand"
1/09 to 5/09
School of Art, Jack Arends Hall
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb IL

Three Buddha heads from Mainland Southeast Asia. This exhibit explores the art and technique as well as the cultural context in which three masterpiece examples of Buddha images from Burma and Thailand were created: respectively, in bronze, stone and dry lacquer. These complex techniques are still commonly practiced in Burma/Myanmar and in Thailand, within a Buddhist context of gaining merit.

"Nothing Lasts Forever, Nobody Lives For Ever"
6/8/09
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley CA

Catherine Raymond, guest lecturer

NIU Burma Art Collection Showcases
9/09 to 5/10
School of Art, Jack Arends Hall
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb IL

Exhibits over Fall semester highlighting the NIU Burma Art Collection
• The Emergence of Tourist Art in Colonial Burma: style, form and usage.
• Colonial Woodcarving
• Ivory Carving Collectibles
• Silver Souvenirs.

These exhibits together highlight the use of the Burma Art Collection at NIU as a teaching tool for teaching Asian art, culture, and civilizations.

“Running the Earth: Jun Nguyen Hatsushiba’s “Breathing is Free Project, and the Condition of the Global Artist”
10/16/09
Brown Bag Lecture Series
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb IL

Nora Taylor, Alsdorf Professor of South and Southeast Asian Studies at the School of the Art Institute, Chicago

Supported and sponsored by:  Center for Burma Studies and Center for Southeast Asia Studies

“Aung San Suu Kyi, a Mediatic Image in Burma”
10/22/09
Brown Bag Lecture Series
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb IL

Lisa Brooten, lecturer, Associate Professor, Department of Radio-Television, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

Supported and sponsored by:  Center for Burma Studies and Center for Southeast Asia Studies

"Adorned Buddha Images in Burma: Images, Ritual and Function"
10/30-31/09
University of California at Berkeley
Berkeley CA

Catherine Raymond, guest lecturer
 
"Treasures of the Burma Collection at NIU"
11/5/09
School of Art, Jack Arends Hall
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb IL

Catherine Raymond, presenter 

Sponsored by the Friends of Antiquity
 
“Tying Burmese and Asian Scarves”
11/16/09
International Education Week
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb IL

Catherine Raymond, presenter

Presentation of the NIU Burma Art Collections
12/7/09
For visiting teachers from Singapore under Young Leadership Project for State Department.
Singapore

Catherine Raymond, presenter