College of Visual and Performing Arts Events

Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra & Campus String, "Holiday Pops Concert-Winter Wonderland"

Linc Smelser, director The KSO will warm your heart with music of the holiday season. Many holiday favorites are part of this traditional family concert.

Silver Screen to Mainstream at the Chicago History Museum

Visit this exhibition of ‘30s and ‘40s American style and fashion influenced by Paris, New York, Chicago and Hollywood that extended to all social classes....

"Golden" Alumni Two-Person Exhibition Award: Amy Fleming and John Nester

Exhibition showcasing the wrok by NIU School of Art and Design alumni Amy Fleming and John Nester, running from January 21 - February 27, 2020.

"Golden" Alumni Two-Person Exhibition Award: Amy Fleming and John Nester

"Golden" Alumni Two-Person Exhibition Award: Amy Fleming and John Nester. Reception on January 23, 2020 from 5:00-6:30 PM. Exhibition showcasing the work...

Queens of Will

A devised piece based off of the women of Shakespeare January 24-26, 30 - February 1, 2020 This new work centers around the Queens who inhabit...

Film Screening and Discussion with Nina Rizzo

Join Associate Professor of Studio Art – Painting Nina Rizzo as she screens and discusses interesting films related to her work. 5 p.m., Jack Arends Hall...

Spring 2020 Visiting Artists and Scholars Presents: Joseph Lupo

Artist Lecture: Communication and Reproduction -- Art, Print, Comics Tuesday, February 4, 5:00 - 6:00 PM, VAB 111 Check for updates at: ART.NIU.EDU

The Weight of Stone: Context and Narratives

Presentation of personal artwork and related research and artistry activities that inspire and direct the work of Professor of Studio Art – Printmaking...

A Bright New Boise

By Samuel D. Hunter February 7-9, 13-15, 2020 Get ready…in the parking lot of a mega arts and crafts store in Idaho, the Rapture is coming. Or is it? In...

Mark Ponzo, Emily Fagan, & JeongSoo Kim,  Faculty Trumpet/Bassoon/Piano Recital

Also Available in Live Webcast!!https://www.niu.edu/music/come-hear-us/webcast.shtml

Nick Basick & Nina Caliendo, Trumpet Recital

Also available on Live Webcast! https://www.niu.edu/music/come-hear-us/webcast.shtml

Lucca: A New Materialisms Exploration  of Space and Time

A discussion of the series of prints inspired by the timeworn inscriptions in the paving stones in the city of Lucca, Italy with Professor of Art + Design...

Mark Ponzo & Kyle Farbman, Faculty/Guest Trumpet Recital

Also available on Live Webcast! https://www.niu.edu/music/come-hear-us/webcast.shtml

Marie Wang, Faculty Violin Recital

Also available on Live Webcast! https://www.niu.edu/music/come-hear-us/webcast.shtml

Design, Heritage, and Cultural Identity in Europe and North America

Professor of Art History Rebecca Houze discusses how designers in both Europe and North America, such as Anna Lesznai, Mariska Undi, and Mary Colter...

Spring 2020 Visiting Artists and Scholars Presents: Jefferson Pinder

Artist Lecture Thursday, February 20, 2020, 6:00 - 7:00 PM, location TBD. Check for updates: ART.NIU.EDU

The Wolves

By Sarah DeLappe February 21-23, 27-29, 2020 In this stunning first play by Sarah DeLappe, an all-girls indoor soccer team warms up for their upcoming...