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July 18 - July 22, 2016

Art to Lend: an on-campus artwork rental program

This service allows individuals and departments to enhance their private offices and beautify the administrative areas of the University by renting original works of art. Artwork enriches the University’s welcoming nature for students, faculty, and staff as well as brightens the experience for public visitors and provides daily enjoyment in the workplace. 

See program details and images on our Art to Lend page.


August 23 – November 19, 2016

Kaleidoscope of Burma
Celebrates 30 years of The Center for Burma Studies highlighting the most iconic pieces from the Burma Art Collection at NIU, and featuring paintings produced in Myanmar within the past decade from the Thukhuma Collection.

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. 

Upcoming 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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