Mirth and Mayhem: Landis Blair Selections of Drawings and Books

Mirth and Mayhem: Landis Blair Selections of Drawings and Books contains illustrations from books by Landis Blair, whose stories contain elements of taboo, nihilism and whimsy. Blair’s black and white imagery evokes inspiration from Edward Gorey and often includes dark and absurd humor, lulling the reader through rhyming descriptions of vignette scenes. On view are illustrations from The Envious Siblings and Other Morbid Nursery RhymesThe Progressive Problem and The Regressive SolutionA Toasted Passion; and Whetting Engines. 

 

Visitors are welcome on campus, but we ask that you take the same precautions we ask our students, faculty and staff to protect yourself and others. Face masks are required whenever inside campus buildings; gallery capacity is currently limited to 6 people per gallery; timed entry can be scheduled online for your convenience and safety www.niu.edu/artmuseum; physical distancing is encouraged, please maintain 6 feet of distance from others; limited gallery hours remain in effect.

Image: Landis Blair, Whetting Engines, 2019, Sastergoodment Press, Chicago. Drawing, 2018, (6 x 8 in.), Pen and ink. 

Friday, January 29 at 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM

More dates through February 26, 2021

NIU Art Museum
Altgeld Hall First Floor, 595 College Ave. DeKalb, IL 60115

Event Type

Concerts, Exhibits and Performances

Topic

Arts and Culture

Target Audience

Students, Faculty and Staff, Alumni, General Public, Prospective Students

Website

http://www.niu.edu/artmuseum

Cost

Free

Department
Art Museum
Contact Name

Stuart Henn

Contact Email or Phone

815-753-1936

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