Thursday, November 11, 2010

IAM recognizes Jack Olson Gallery

The Illinois Association of Museums awarded Jack Olson Gallery the Superior Achievement Award for our Crafting Maya Identity exhibit that went on display in Fall of 2009. We extend our thanks to association for recognizing Jack Olson for this title, and to curators Jeff Kowalski and Mary Katherine-Scott for their work and research that helped give the show a distinguishable level of sophistication and refinement. We also thank you, our visitors, for your continued support and patronage.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Tattoo: An American Evolution

Tattoo: An American Evolution
November 8-19
Gallery 214

by the Museum Studies Program's Curatorial Practice Class

Opening Reception: November 11, 4:30-6:00 pm
followed by screening of "Tattoo" (1981) in VAB100

Symposium: November 13, 10 am - 5 pm VAB110

Talks by:
Lee Sido (NIU Studio Division Head) - "Art in the American Tattoo"
Chris May (Tattoo Artist from Proton Tattoo Studio) - "Stabbing Art"
Ellen Greene (Chicago-based painter) - "Tattoo as a Narrative in the Artwork of Ellen Greene"
Rachel Walters (Art Historian) - "The Tattoo in Burmese Culture"

Panel Discussion with:
Michael Barnes (NIU Gradate Programs Coordinator)
Ellen Greene (Chicago-based Painter)
Kyle Turner (Printmaker)
Eric Fuertes (Sculptor)
John Medina (Sculptor)