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Moonlight Cocktails Are The Thing Traveling Exhibition

Traffic lights, chandeliers, top hats and tubas are props in the theatre of David Driesbach's imagination. His colorful and varied imagery populates a landscape of art historical references and self portraiture. This 50-year retrospective includes original intaglios and lithographs, along with printing plates and working proofs, providing access to Driesbach's complete creative process. In addition, Moonlight Cocktails Are The Thing highlights important biographical events, providing insight into the origins of his psychological imagery. This exhibition also includes text panels and a DVD with David Driesbach interviews and demonstrations of printmaking techniques to familiarize any audience with the process.

Rental fee

$1500 plus one-way shipping

50% to reserve an exhibition time slot; balance due one month before your show opens.

Space Requirements

200 - 250 running feet


Pete Olson, Assistant Director,
(tel) 815.753.7867  polson@niu.edu


Award of Excellence

The original design by the Museum Exhibitions & Interpretation class from the NIU museum studies program received an Award of Excellence in the Exhibits Category from the Illinois Association of Museums!

Moonlight Cocktails Are The Thing is a collaborative effort between the NIU Art Museum and the faculty and students of the NIU Museum Studies Program.