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Gallery Hours

Free and open to the public
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Thursday Noon - 7 p.m.; Sunday Noon - 4 p.m.; and by appointment for group tours.

Closed during the summer, between exhibitions and during university holidays.


The NIU Art Museum is located on the first floor, west end of Altgeld hall, located on the corner of College Avenue and Castle Drives on the main campus of Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL.


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Forward, Together Forward 

The Art Museum is proud to support and participate in NIU’s 2018 Remembrance Events. Visit the link to view the campus events honoring the five NIU Huskies who were lost on February 14, 2008..

Forward, Together Forward: Remembering, Gallery Lounge of the Holmes Student Center. The installation will include items from the NIU Archives that show the campus, community and national response to the tragedy, as well as examine how the campus has rebuilt and recovered since that day. The exhibit will be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Feb. 5-8 and Feb 11-14, and from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Feb. 9 and 10.


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