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Recently Closed

January 17 – February 24, 201


Maya Paintings from Guatemala

Bearing Witness

Maya Identity and Identifier


Upcoming Exhibitions

March 28 - May 20, 2017

Hand in Hand: The Visual Arts as a Means of Social and Political Protest and Commentary

“What a Frightful Spectacle!”: Lithographs of Honoré Daumier
Rotunda Gallery

Theoretical Mockery: Satirical Prints by Sidney Chafetz
North Gallery

Over the Top to Victory!
Hall Case Gallery

April 6 - May 20, 2017
“A Tale of Donkeys and Elephants: Satire with the Wink of a Fox”
South Gallery

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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