SOA+D News and Events

Student Awards

Spring Semester 2016


Visiting Artist: Alison Ruttan

April 6th, 2016, at 6:00 p.m.

Art History Lecture: Judith Testa

April 5th, 2016, at 5:00 p.m.


Visiting Artist: Cody Hudson

March 24th, 2016, at 6:00 p.m.


Exhibition: Why Are You Here?

March 18th - April 8th, 2016


Visiting Artist: Vesna Jovanovic

March 8th, 2016, at 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Visiting Artist: Yoonmi Nam

February 10-12, 2016, at 6 p.m.


Spotlight Lectures in Art History

February 8-12, 2016


Visiting Artist Talk : David Teng Olsen

November 2, 2015, at 6 p.m.


Art History Career Opportunities 

September 29, 2015, at 5 p.m.


Dr. Lisa Hochtritt

October 1, 2015, at 5 p.m.

Dr. Lisa Hochtritt

Prof. Manual Fernandez-Gotz

April 28, 2015, at 5 p.m.

Dr. Claudia Brittenham

April 7, 2015, at 5 p.m.


Professor Lea Cline

March 31, 2015, at 5 p.m.


Visiting Artist: Min Song 

Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at 6:00 p.m.

 Min Song

Visiting Artist: Lou Pierozzi

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Lou P

Visiting Artist: Rory Mulligan

Tuesday, March 17, 2015


Dr. Pamala Fletcher

March 2, 2015, at 5 p.m.


Dr. James Haywood Rolling Jr.

February 26, 2015, at 5 p.m.


NIU Sculpture Visiting Artist Talk

Erda Soto and Dan Sullivan

Feb. 25, 2015, 6:00 p.m. VAB102


SOA+D alumna Frances Whitehead receives an honorary

doctorate from NIU for her work as a Civics Project Artist

Please go to NIU Today for the full article

December 13, 2014, that the Graduate School Commencement ceremony

Frances Whitehead

Visiting Artist: Alex Chitty

Talk: November 19, 6 p.m.

Alex Chitty

Visiting Artist: Robert Brunier

Talk: November 11, 6 p.m.


Mike Rea

Neck Romancer

November 2014
The Union League Club of Chicago, Third Floor Art Gallery
Reception: Thursday, November 6, 5:30-7:00pm -- Artist's Remarks at 6pm

Mike Rea

Debi West

Lecture: Thursday, November 6 at 5:00pm

Debi West

Kabuki Dance by Fujima Ryu of Chicago

A Performance of Oiran and Geisha Dances

Thursday, Nov. 6, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Gabel Hall 113

Kabuki Dance by Fujima Ryu of Chicago

Student Art Exhibition & Reception

President's Office - Altgeld 300
Wednesday, Oct. 29, 6-7:30 p.m.

Poetry Reading & Recitation Night:

Local poets and poetryphiles are invited to share original and favorite
poems related to the topic of gender and identity.
Altgeld 315 --- 7:30-8:45 p.m.

President's Exhibition

Janis Staggs Art History Lecture

"The World of Yesterday:

Vienna in the Golden Age of Gustav Klimt, Alma Mahler, Egon Schiele & Stefan Zweig"

Monday, October 27, Rm. 100 of the Art Building

Vienna Golden Age

DFS+1: A Year in the Digital Fabrication Studio

October 21st - October 24th


 a la cART: Annual Graduate Arts Association Showcase

September 29th - October 3rd

a la cART: Annual Graduate Arts Association Showcase

Dr. Sinclair Bell Lecture

Dr. Sinclair Bell, Associate Professor of Art History, presented a lecture on "12 Years a (Roman) Slave: Life after Slavery in the Roman Empire" at the University Club in Chicago on Wednesday, September 24th. His lecture will discuss his most recent book, Free at Last! The Impact of Freed Slaves on the Roman Empire, which was published by Bloomsbury in 2013.

Free at Last

LoVid Lecture

New York interdisciplinary artists, LoVid are giving a lecture on Tuesday, September 23 at@ 5 p.m. in rm. 300 of the Art Building.


Elizabeth Allen Visiting Scholars in Art History Series

Please enjoy this archive of posters from past Allen Series events

Victo Ngai Visiting Artist Lecture

Victo Ngai Visiting Artist Lecture

Monday, October 7th, 2013  6 p.m.

School of Art Visual Arts Building Room 100

The lecture is free and open to the public.
For more information, email Kim Martens at

Illustration Senior Show

MFA Exhibition: Jessica Robles

Artist Talk with Kristine Marx

Thursday, October 11, 2012,  5-6 p.m.

Room 102, School of Art

Kristine Marx, whose works have been shown in Tokyo, Berlin, New York City, and Los Angeles, and numerous universities and galleries across the U.S., will be coming to NIU as one of the creative collaborators of Ryusuimon Study. This work, featuring Kristine’s video with music composed by Akemi Naito and performed on piano by Satoko Inoue, will be presented at NIU as part of a concert event on Friday, Oct. 12, 2012.

Marx, who creates drawings, video , and installations, will give an overview of her work, especially work leading to her collaborations with composer Akemi Naito and other composers. She will present themes in her solo work that continue in her collaborative projects, and discuss how collaborations have influenced her solo work.

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