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Upcoming Bus Trips:

Sept. 21 Magritte at the Art Institute of Chicago

October 16 David Bowie Is... exhibition at The Museum of Contemporary Art

Nov 13-16 Four-day trip to Indiana

Vist the Art Museum:

Follow these links for more information about visiting the museum and coordinating large group visits or tours of our exhibitions.

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.




Current Exhibitions:

Gender Exhibition Suite

August 26th - November 15th, 2014

Manly Men, Girly Girls and Everybody in Between

Explores expressions of the sex/gender continuum in the arts. 

Dressing Difference: Exploring Ethnicities in Modern Burma

Questioning concepts of ethnicity and gender through costume and body adornment from the Burmese art collections at Denison University and NIU.

(Re)Defining Womanhood in American Popular Culture

Features selections from NIU’s Rare Books and Special Collections curated by Lynne M. Thomas.





Upcoming Events:

Film Series! As part of our current Gender exhibitions, there are films playing at the museum every day! Download a schedule.

Thursday, September 18: Curators’ Informal Gallery Talks & Mini Reception for Dressing Difference: Exploring Ethnicity in Modern Burma 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Friday, September 19: Symposium: Imaging the Others: The Art of Ethnography in Modern Burma 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Altgeld 315. See the Center for Burma Studies web site for listing of speakers -  www.niu.edu/Burma

Tuesday, September 23: Screening of Hedwig and the Angry Inch followed by a discussion with Randy Caspersen and Lara Stache of the NIU Communications dept. 7:15-10 p.m.; Terwilliger Auditorium, Montgomery Hall

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