Data Exhibition Suite
March 28 - May 17, 2019
Data: BIG/-driven/Visualized… is a multidimensional exhibition that delves into the array of manner in which data surrounds us, impacts us and is interpreted. From the enormous amount of bytes of information constantly being produced, collected and analyzed; to the notion that decisions are made objectively when based on data; to the nuanced means of making numerical information comprehensible and compelling through graphic and physical representation, BIG/-driven/Visualized… explores the data in our lives.
Graduate Museum Studies Student-curated Exhibitions
NIU Museum Studies student curators: Larissa Barnat, Brian T. Cory and Nathaniel Pendergraft with instructor Peter van Ael.
- Mindful & Aspirational Projection Systems: A Voyage Through Space and Time - Presents mapping data - with a local twist.
- From Beginning to End? - Suggests data is the fabric of life and universe from cells and atoms to black holes while asking, "does it last forever?"
- The What and How - Didactic panels on the nature of data examining its neutrality and manipulation.
- Transparency Exhibition Suite (November 15 - February 15, 2019 closed university holidays)
- SWEET, Golden and Delicious…NIU Studio and Design Alumni Artists (August 28 - October 19, 2018)
- Imagery and Icons: Former Tenure and Tenure-track Faculty (September 18 - October 19, 2018)
- South Asian Traditions and New Directions Exhibition Suite (March 27 - May 18, 2018)
- NIU School of Art and Design Faculty Exhibition (November 16 - December 15, 2017 and January 16 - February 23, 2018)
- New to the Collection: Recent Acquisitions (November 16 - December 15, 2017 and January 16 - February 23, 2018)
- Objectifying the Photograph (August 29 - October 20, 2017)
- Reflections: Intimate Portraits of Iconic African Americans by Terrence A. Reese (August 29 - October 20, 2017)
- Vintage Cameras: A Snapshot of Photographic Technology (August 29 - November 12, 2017)
- Hand in Hand: The Visual Arts as a Means of Social and Political Propaganda, Protest and Commentary (March 28 - May 20, 2017)
- “What a Frightful Spectacle!”: Lithographs of Honoré Daumier
- Theoretical Mockery: Satirical Prints by Sidney Chafetz
- A Tale of Donkeys and Elephants; Satire with the Wink of a Fox
- Over the Top to Victory!
- (RE)PRESENTING GUATEMALA (January 17 - February 27, 2017)
- VISIONES E HISTORIAS: Maya Paintings from Guatemala
- REGINA JOSÉ GALINDO: Bearing Witness
- This exhibition contains graphic images not appropriate for children or sensitive viewers.
- HUIPILES: Maya Identity and Identifier
- Kaleidoscope of Burmese Art: Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Center for Burma Studies (August 23 - November 18, 2016)
- Journey Through Burmese Art
- Masterpieces from the Burma Art Collection at NIU
- From Tradition to Modernity: Art from Myanmar as Viewed by Contemporary Burmese Artists
- Donors and Collectors: A Legacy
- Art Deco Exhibition Suite (April 7 - May 20, 2016)
- Between the Wars: Contrasts, Parallels, Shifts and Patterns
- Beyond Gatsby: Common Luxury in American Art Deco
- The Chicagoan: A Publication of the Era
- NIU School of Art and Design Faculty Biennial (November 17, 2015 - February 20, 2016)
- Contemporary Artists Exploring Relevant Social Issues (August 25 - October 24, 2015)
- Traditions Transfigured: The Noh Masks of Bidou Yamaguchi (March 24 - May 22, 2015)
- Amerimanga! Convention and Expression (March 24 - May 22, 2015)
- Local Visions: Selections From Area Collections (January 6 - February 21, 2015)
- Dressing Difference: Exploring Ethnicities in Modern Burma (August 26 - November 15, 2014)
- Manly Men, Girly Girls and Everybody in Between (August 26 - November 15, 2014)
- Hoarding, Amassing and Excess (March 25 - May 23, 2014)
- Looting, Hoarding, Collecting (April 3 - May 23, 201
- NIU School of Art Faculty Exhibition (November 9, 2013 - February 15, 2014)
- On Watching and Being Seen (August 27 - October 19, 2013)
- OBJECTIVE/SUBJECTIVE: Mapping as Visual Language (March 19 - May 24, 2013)
- Mapping: Measuring Across Place and Period; Information, Navigation, and Geography (March 19 - May 24, 2013)
- Selections from NIU's Geography department regarding contemporary mapping techniques (March 19 - May 24, 2013)
- Vice + Virtue (January 8, 2013 - February 23, 2013)
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