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.

Current Exhibit 



THE BEAT GOES ON: THE EVOLUTION OF HOUSE MUSIC IN CHICAGO
Modern Dance Music Research and Archiving Foundation
Exhibition: June 18 – July 2

The proliferation of digital and emerging electronic mediums has catapulted House music from its Chicago roots into a global power influencing dance, fashion and media. The Beat Goes On: The Evolution of House Music in Chicago will honor the pioneers, explore the origins, exhibit original artifacts and critique the future of House music and its evolution to EDM.

 

 

 
SCULPTURES AND PREPARATORY WORKS
Michael Ferris Jr.
Exhibition: July 10 – August 12
Reception: July 10, 4-6PM

Sculptures and Preparatory Works exhibition seeks to explore the space between process and product., unveiling the work that goes into creating art. Artist Michael Ferris Jr. will exhibit his completed sculptures alongside the objects, drawing, and schematics that led to their making. This display of works seek to demystify and make visible the art making process with these intricate and larger than life sculptures.

 

 

Upcoming Exhibits


2013 – 2014 Dittmar Gallery Exhibits

Fall Quarter:

  • 9/9-10/20: AWAY FROM HOME: by Eun-Kyung Suh
  • 10/25-12/10: THE INSTITUTE FOR ENCYCLOPEDIA AMALGAMATION: by J Thomas Pallas

Winter Quarter:

  • 1/10-2/9: HUB: by Amanda Burnham 
  • 2/15-3/28: BITTERSWEET HARVEST

Spring Quarter:

  • 4/4-5/11: NEW AMERICANS: OUR MUTUAL IMPROVEMENT & SOCIAL ELEVATION: by Jason Patterson
  • 5/16-6/12: NORTHWESTERN ART THEORY & PRACTICE SENIOR EXHIBITION
  • 6/18-7/2: THE BEAT GOES ON: THE EVOLUTION OF HOUSE MUSIC IN CHICAGO:
    by Lauren G Lowery and Charles Matlock
  • 7/10-8/12: SCULPTURES AND PREPARATORY WORKS: by Michael Ferris Jr.