Dittmar Gallery

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Current Exhibit

Stranger Than Fiction: This is America

Henry Sandifer, Nguyen Tran

Is the truth stranger than fiction? These emerging artists bring interesting perspectives to contemporary America. According to Artist Henry Sandifer, truth happens at different points for all of us with a moment of clarity. It’s a significant moment in being able to speak truth to power.  The images in his work juxtaposed on canvas, tell truths via parables, allegories, suppositions, and facts that are stranger than fiction.

Artist Nguyen Tran tells stories about the life he experiences around him, what he sees on a train ride commuting to work, and on social media. His relationship with America, presented in his work, takes different shapes, forms, and colors.  His illustrations can offer another way for us to reflect, to see the strangeness, and to agree and find beauty in the differences.

Exhibit Dates: September 25 - November 15

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Email dittmargallery@u.northwestern.edu if you are interested in visiting the gallery. You will receive specific instructions for completing the Northwestern Visitors Form which must be done 2 days prior to your visit.


COVID-19 Update

Northwestern University is taking action to keep our community as safe as possible through the spread of COVID-19. All Gallery visitors must wear a mask and social distance while viewing the artwork. For up-to-date recommendations related to COVID-19 and University precautions, please visit: https://www.northwestern.edu/coronavirus-covid-19-updates/

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

Contact

Regular Hours

(Dittmar will be closed from November 25th to January 19th)

Monday - Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Please note: non-NU visitors are required to complete the Visitors to Northwestern Form.
Email dittmargallery@u.northwestern.edu if you are interested in visiting the gallery.  You will receive specific instructions for completing the Northwestern Visitors Form which must be done 2 days prior to your visit.

Location

First floor (map)

Description

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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