Storied References is a group exhibition curated by invitation and from a national call for entry featuring artwork that grapples with the harsh truths of contemporary reality while employing familiar narrative motifs found in oral traditions, fairy tales, fables, myths and legends. As humans we have always sought to understand ourselves and the world around us through the stories we tell each other. Artists translate verbal and literary narratives into visual language, sometimes retelling stories from a new perspective: mashing them up, stripping them down or retelling them through the lens of feminism, cultural or personal experience.
Storied References features artists: Kamal Al Mansour, Aodan, Michael Barnes, Brandin Barón, Sarah Bielski, K. Johnson Bowles, Kathy Bruce, Patricia Constantine, Ross Everett, Richard Gessert, Ronald Gonzalez, Heidi Jensen, Andrew Ellis Johnson, B. Lynch, Firoz Mahmud, Sarah Martin, Joseph Miller, Kel Mur, B. Quinn, Amy Schissel, Aaron Sizemore, Jason Tannen, Rhonda Urdang, Lauren Woods.
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.
Friday, January 29 at 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Saturday, January 30 at 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Tuesday, February 2 at 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Wednesday, February 3 at 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Friday, February 5 at 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Saturday, February 6 at 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Tuesday, February 9 at 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Wednesday, February 10 at 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Friday, February 12 at 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Saturday, February 13 at 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Tuesday, February 16 at 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
NIU Art Museum
Altgeld Hall First Floor, 595 College Ave. DeKalb, IL 60115