Moonlight Cocktails are the Thing:
An exhibition of prints by David Driesbach

Spring 2009

Driesbach InstallationMoonlight Cocktails are the Thing was one out of four parts that made up the Spring Printmaking Suite (2009) at the NIU Art Museum. The exhibition summarized a lifetime of remarkable achievements by printmaker David Driesbach who weaves rich narratives into complex, colorful and whimsical prints. Driesbach is not only an exceptional artist with a lifetime of creative achievement but also a well respected innovator education. His teaching career spans over four decades from 1952 until his retirement from Northern Illinois University in 1991. As an exhibiting artist, Driesbach has been showing his work since 1949 in collections from the Seattle Art Museum to the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris.

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IAM Award

This exhibition received the Illinois Association of Museums Award of Excellence in the Exhibits Category. Read More >  

Additional Programming

Visiting Scholar: Debora Wood
Debora Wood is the Senior Curator of the Block Musuem at Northwestern University. She was invited to give a lecture and critique the David Driesbach exhibition as part of the Visiting Scholars Program.

Visiting Scholar: Debra Woods