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Dittmar Gallery

Dittmar is located on the ground floor of Norris Center. This student-run gallery space features 5-6 exhibitions per year.

Dittmar Memorial Gallery was named in recognition of the gift by the late Paul O. Dittmar. The mission of the Gallery is to assist with developing and supporting emerging artists. For 50 years Dittmar Gallery has promoted the careers of young artists on campus and artist across the nation. Dittmar Gallery also supports the mission of Norris Center providing cultural inclusion with art representing the diversity of the community.

All Dittmar Events are free. Catered refreshments are provided at all art receptions and RSVPs are not required.

More information about the gallery and exhibts can be found here


Niki Grangruth & James Kinser

October 20 - December 3
Opening reception Friday, October 20, 6 - 8 pm

Grangruth Muse

Muse, a collaborative body of work by visual artist Niki Grangruth and multimedia artist James Kinser, explores non-conforming gender identity by reimagining and reinterpreting well-known paintings of female subjects from art history. Through the use of a male subject, gaze, and hand-made costumes, each photograph questions common gender-specific beauty ideals, disrupts the pervasive construct of binary gender identity, and explores gender as a non-linear and ever-changing performative act.  These challenges to socially constructed gender norms are juxtaposed with overt references to art history, which grounds the work in the familiar and accessible. 



Dittmar Staff

Eve Downing - Student Supervisor/Curator
Ellie Lyons - Student Supervisor/Curator
Christine Kim- Assistant
Eli Gordon- Assistant
Maggie Munday Odom - Assistant
Jasmine Ametovski - Assistant

Gallery Hours

10 am - 10 pm Everyday

Gallery Guest Book

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Dittmar Gallery is excited to celebrate 50 years of providing art to the Northwestern Community.


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