Upcoming Exhibit:

Vanishing Art from Myanmar:
The Buddhist Reverse Glass Painting Tradition
November 15 - February 15, 2019 

Explores the complex Buddhist tradition as it is revealed through the work of some artists from the last village in Burma dedicated to the reverse glass painting technique and tradition known since the art form’s introduction to the region in the 18th century.

Curated by Dr. Catherine Raymond, Director, Center for Burma Studies and Professor of Art History and presented in conjunction with the International Symposium "Looking Through The Glass: The Asian Reverse Glass Painting Traditions” on November 16, 2018.

Raymond’s research was funded by a Rakow Grant from the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, NY.


Current Exhibit:

Manuscript exhibit. Founder's Memorial Library, 4th floor.

Past Exhibits: 

Kaleidoscope of Burmese Art: Celebrating 30 Years of Art at the Center for Burma Studies

From Tradition to Modernity: Art from Myanmar as Viewed by Contemporary Burmese Artists

  • August 23 - November 18, Rotunda Gallery, NIU Art Museum

Masterpieces of the Burma Art Collection

  • August 23 - November 18, North Gallery, NIU Art Museum


Archived Exhibits:


The Art of Burma

The Art of Burma Exhibit

Find out more about Burmese Buddhism, Religious Knowledge and Practice and view the Burma Art gallery.