In conjunction with Defiant Requiem: Verdi at Terezín, the Jewish Artists Collective-Chicago (JACC) exhibited thematically related painting, printmaking, fiber art, sculpture and installation in the Reynolds Whitney Gallery, adjacent to Boutell Memorial Concert Hall in the Music Building at NIU. The exhibit was on display from the performance date, April 28 through May 15.

Expressions of Defiance addresses the timeless theme of the arts as a response to oppression, and also to the humanizing and life-giving power of making art in inhuman circumstances. Expressions of Defiance is a multi-media exhibition of art in a dialogue with the Defiant Requiem.