Dittmar Gallery

Tensile Strength Graphic

Currently at Dittmar:

Tensile Strength

“Tensile Strength” showcases the talent and diversity of the six Art Theory and Practice seniors whose work spans a variety of medium and themes. These artists find strength in many ways – whether it is within the materials themselves or through the exploration of themes such as trauma and solitude. Ideas of nostalgia, femininity, and voyeurism give way to a hopeful sense of resilience; even through adversity these artists find humor, release, and hope.

Exhibit Dates: May 18th-June 15th

Opening Reception: May 18th, 4-6pm


Visit our exhibits page for information about current and upcoming exhibits.


Spring 2018 Hours

Regular Hours

Monday - Saturday: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.

Sunday: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.

Finals Week Hours

Finals Week 6/11/2018 - 6/15/2018

Sunday - Saturday: CLOSED

Please note: there may be limited or no access to the Gallery Space for viewing during special events.

Email the gallery at dittmargallery@u.northwestern.edu for updated event information.


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Dittmar Memorial Gallery, established in 1972, is a student-operated gallery that enlightens and challenges the Northwestern University community with the works of emerging and underrepresented artists from the Chicago area and the Midwest. The staff at Dittmar is dedicated to developing and fostering the Northwestern community’s awareness of the changing attitudes and trends in the art world. We invite artists who work in the contemporary vein, as well as artists who offer an alternative perspective that hinges on the periphery of the art world. In essence, our goal is to provide well-deserved exposure to those outside or on the margins of the mainstream art world.

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