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Embarrassment of Riches

The work on display represents the various artists' perspectives on sustainability and humanity's complicated relationship with the earth and environment. 

Sustainability Practices and Research

Highlighting environmentally sustainable practices and research currently being conducted by NIU and by DeKalb area community organizations and local companies.


A nationally-traveling multi-media group exhibition examining the historical and social issues surrounding the availability, use and impact of guns in our lives. Curated by Susanne Slavick, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Art, Carnegie Mellon University.

Events Calendar

This fall proves to be busy with engaging public programs in conjunction with our exhibitions. 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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