College of Visual and Performing Arts Events

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All incoming and returning students are invited to our Welcome Week College Reception in the outdoor green space between Jack Arends Hall (Art building) and...

Avalon String Quartet

Blaise Magnière, violin Marie Wang, violin Anthony Devroye, viola Cheng-Hou Lee, cello

School of Art and Design Graduate Colloquium - Seminar

Dr. Marilee Salvator, Professor at Western Kentucky University will give a seminar entitled "Meeting of Makers, Merging of Space."

School of Art and Design Graduate Colloquium - Virtual Seminar

Dr. Laura Berman, Professor at Kansas City Art Institute will give a seminar entitled "Meeting of Markers, Merging of Space".

School of Art and Design Graduate Colloquium - Lecture

Dr. Marilee Salvator, Professor at Western Kentucky University will give a lecture entitled "The Art and Studio Practice of Marilee Salvatore (Meeting of...

School of Art and Design Graduate Colloquium - Virtual Lecture

Dr. Laura Berman, Professor at Kansas City Art Institute will give a lecture entitled The Artworks and Studio Practice of Laura Berman ("Meeting of Makers,...

“Golden Legacy: The Story of the Golden Books,” (2017) by Leonard S. Marcus.

Golden Books revolutionized 20th-century publishing by creating high-quality children's books that nearly every American family could afford. In this richly...

9/14, 5 PM
Virtual Event
Latino Heritage Month Opening Parade

The Latino Resource Center and School of Music are partening to bring you a medley of music and celebration to kick-off the start of Latino Heritage Month...

New York Public Library's founding supervisor of children's services, Anne Carroll Moore, shown sorting books, c. 1911.

One hundred years ago, American publishers launched the world's first editorial departments dedicated to books for young readers - and hired women in nearly...

9/15, 5 PM
Virtual Event
Entrance to the annual Bologna Children's Book Fair, which since 1964 has been the largest international rights fair and gathering place for everyone involved in the children's book world.

From New York to Beijing to Bratislava to Mexico City, the illustrated children's book has become a vibrant global enterprise. In this illustrated talk,...

9/18, 2 PM
Virtual Event
The Big Sing

Join NIU Concert Choir and Cor Cantiamo, along with local Sycamore, DeKalb, and Kaneland High School Choral Ensembles to celebrate the performance of live...

The Big Sing

Featuring: Cor Cantiamo, NIU Concert Choir, DeKalb High School Concert Choir, Sycamore High School Concert Choir and Kaneland High School Concert Choir.

 CSEAS Fall Lecture Series: Joe Kinzer

CSEAS Fall Lecture Series: Joe Kinzer Associate Curator, Loeb Music Library Harvard University Title: "Arab Lutes and Indian Ocean Routes through...

Bass Bash

NIU School of Music

Lesa Cline-Ransome and James E. Ransome

Collaborators in life and work, Lesa Cline-Ransome and James E. Ransome share their early beginnings as author and illustrator, the creative process from...

James E. Ransome

With his 30-year career as a children's book illustrator James E. Ransome will examine how pictures are worth a thousand words. The picture book format is a...

 Concert Choir, Chamber Choir, and University Chorus

Eric Johnson, director, Concert Choir and Chamber Choir Mary Lynn Doherty, director, University Chorus

Choir Day

NIU Community School of the Arts

Children's Illustrated Literature Suite Postcard.

Join us for our Children's Illustrated Literature Exhibition Suite closing reception. The exhibitions and programs of the NIU Art Museum are sponsored in...

James E. Ransome

Join us for an informal artist talk by James E. Ransome during our closing reception. Illustrator of over 60 books, James E. Ransome has been named by the...

Faculty Recital of Faye Seeman

Featuring Faye Seeman, assisted by the Avalon String Quartet, Liam Teague and Orna Arania.