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BFA Senior Show
November 17 - December 7
Exhibition of work by NIU School of Art students receiving a BFA degree with emphasis in ceramics, drawing, fiber, illustration, metalwork and jewelry, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, time arts, and visual communication.
Black Box Special Exhibition
November 8 - November 11
A themed exhibition that is an open invitation for all students, faculty and staff are welcome to participate.
View Photo Gallery of Exhibition and Opening
High School Invitational
October 24 - November 6
Exhibition of work by high school students from northern Illinois featuring all media.
Bushwick Farm Presents... The Traveling
September 22 - October 12
Artists: Sara Cuthbert and Stuart Solzberg
Sara Cuthbert and Stuart Solzberg are a husband and wife team obsessed with actualizing the history and genealogy of a fictitious traveling variety show they created named Bushwick Farms. Blending fact and fiction, they have been traveling America since 2001, incorporating slide shows, tent shows, and live performances.
The Art of Paul Sierra
August 22 - September 16
Artist: Paul Sierra
Cuban-born artist Paul Sierra's paintings are richly textured canvases of narrative landscapes, shimmering with the mystical spirit of tropical dreams that evoke the flavors of his Cuban heritage and his urban life in Chicago.
Memorias de un Mexicano: Homage to Francisco Mora
Artist: Francisco Mora
Curator: Jesus Macerena-Avila
Memorias celebrates Francisco Mora's legacy as an artist engaging sociopolitical conditions and using art as a 'weapon'. The exhibition includes work by Carlos Cortez, Francisco Mora, Anna Tyler, Al Tyler and Elizabeth Catlett.
BFA Senior Show
April 25 - May 14
Exhibition of work by NIU School of Art students receiving a Bachelors in Fine Arts degree with emphasis in ceramics, drawing, fiber, illustration, metalwork and jewelry, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, time arts, and visual communication.
Graduate Group Show
February 21 - March 11
Exhibition of work in all media by the School of Art Graduate Students.