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Strategic Planning Public Input Opportunity

We  would like to thank all those who participated in our community input session on Thursday, April 27. We appreciate your feedback! If you were unable to attend the public forum, an online survey will be available soon to provide a chance to give input. Watch for our email announcing the live link.

Coming Soon! SURVEY link to be posted here.


Current Exhibitions

Currently our exhibition galleries are closed for the summer. 

Art to Lend Program
July 10 -14, 2017

The annual rental program returns. 

10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Rotunda Gallery, NIU Art Museum

Upcoming Exhibitions

August 29 - October 14, 2017
Objectifying the Photograph
Co-curated by NIU School of Art and Design Assistant Professors Jessica Labatte, Photography and Mike Rea, Sculpture.

Public Reception Thursday, September 21, 5-7 p.m.

Events Calendar

Please visit our events calendar to learn about our upcoming events. Many of the events are free and open to the public.

Get-on-the-Bus Excursions

The NIU Art Museum’s excursion program, Get On The Bus, gives participants an opportunity to visit various art and architecture sites such as historic homes, art galleries, museums, artists’ studios and art fairs. 

Get-on-the-Bus Calendar



Visit the Museum

Follow these links for more information about visiting the museum.

Group visits and guided tours are available. Please view our helpful guidelines here. You may schedule your group's visit with our reservation form online or by contacting our Education Coordinator by email shenn1@niu.edu or by phone at 815-753-1936.

Admission is always FREE! 

Please note that many of our exhibitions explore challenging, contemporary subject matter and may not be suitable for all audiences. We recommend that visitors contact the museum before organizing visits with children.

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