Dittmar Gallery

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Currently at Dittmar

You Promised Me Poems

Artist: Chris Kienke

Ideas about representation, citizenship, and sexuality are represented by images, which are themselves reflective of race, class and gender. What people watch or listen to - music, news channels and radio stations, newspapers, social media and images on television and film - has a strong influence in shaping common beliefs about what American values are and who gets to share and who does not get to share in those values.

The continuing discussions about these issues filtered through social media, film and television in the United States are a dialogue that demands visual rendering.

Exhibit Dates: October 25th - December 13th

Artist Talk on November 15th

  • 5:30 pm-7:00 pm in the Dittmar Gallery

Watch a video preview of this exhibit, You Promised Me Poems, here.


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Fall 2018 Hours

Regular Hours

Everyday: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.

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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