- About the Gallery
- Exhibition Calendar
- Current Exhibitions
- Previous Exhibitions
- Exhibition Proposals
- Call for Entries
- Gallery 214
- High School Invitational Exhibition
- Visit the Gallery
- Museum Studies Program
- Other Campus Museums, Galleries & Collections
- Art Lab
- Contact Us
- School of Art
- Olson Gallery Home
December 5 - December 11
Exhibition of work by NIU School of Art students receiving Bachelors in Fine Arts degrees with emphasis in ceramics, drawing, fiber, illustration, metalwork, and jewelry, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and time arts.
Annual Juried Graduate Exhibition
November 7 - November 21
Annual juried exhibition of work by current NIU School of Art Masters in Fine Arts and Masters in Arts students.
'Looking for Alice: You Won't Know Who to Trust'
October 10 - October 30
Artist: Mary Ann Papanek-Miller
Mary Ann Papanek-Miller's paintings and drawings bombard the viewer with a collection of visual layers. Paralleling time gap experiences, shifting images on the television and computer, flipping through printed pages, traveling through space, her work is generated by images that remain as after-images. Familiar toys recollect stories, songs, and rhymes from childhood then guide the viewer into more complex environmental concerns.
'Crossings Contemporary Asian Art'
August 28 - October 3
Artists: Jin Soo Kim, Htein Lin, Yoonmi Nam, Roger Shimomura, Duat Vu, and Flo Oy Wong
Curator: Karen Brown
The artists in this exhibition, address the following questions: 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? How is community established in the new land? What changes are wrought when traditional Asian economic, political and spiritual systems, and Western ways, come together, either in the new home or the land of origin? These artists address the causes, conditions, and experiences of traveling eastward toward the West; the impact of Western ways on traditional Asian cultures; the effects these journeys have on the individuals who undertake them; and the cultural, spiritual and political evolution resulting from these dislocations and relocations.
BFA SENIOR SHOW
April 29 - May 8
Exhibition of work by NIU School of Art students receiving Bachelors in Fine Arts degrees with emphasis in ceramics, drawing, fiber, Illustration, metalwork and jewelry, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and time arts.
Ars Nova: Annual School of Art Juried Student Art Exhibition
This year's exhibition is juried by Timothy Van Laar, contemporary painter and professor of art at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Awards are generously provided by Blick Art Supplies.
NIU Triennial Printmaking Invitational
February 18 - March 20
A triennial exhibition of work by artists of national and international stature who use print media as a primary form of artistic expression.
January 15 - February 7
Media installation by San Francisco based artist Paul Catanese.
View Photo Gallery of Exhibition and Opening