Mythology, a striking color palette and a dark, dreamlike tone — all an expression of an artist’s personal history — come together when Rick Bartow: Things You Know But Cannot Explain opens at Aurora University’s Schingoethe Center on Tuesday, January 23, from 5-6:30 p.m.. The exhibition, which runs through April 13, features some 120 paintings, sculptures and drawings in a retrospective of the 40-year career of a culturally important Native American artist.
Several campus departments are helping students prepare for Finals Week, May 1–4.
The Schingoethe Center of Aurora University begins its 2017 season with an opening reception for art of facts: Brian Dettmer, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 5-6:30 p.m.
An old tradition becomes interlaced with a new take on art in the Schingoethe Center exhibit “WOVEN: The Art of Contemporary Native Weaving” opening Tuesday, October 4 from 5–6:30 p.m. The exhibit features the work of 18 renowned indigenous artists who expand concepts of Native American art through their use of nontraditional materials and motifs, putting interesting twists on baskets, rugs, photographs and sculpture.
A record 8,000 members of the greater AU community took advantage of the university’s free Arts and Ideas events during the 2015-2016 season.