The exhibitions and programs of the NIU Art Museum are sponsored in part by the Illinois Arts Council Agency; the Friends of the NIU Art Museum; and the Dean's Circle of the College of Visual and Performing Arts.

NIU Illinois Arts Council Agency Dean's Circle CVPA Friends of NIU Art Museum


Additional support is provided by various on-campus partners, departments, and divisions
at Northern Illinois University.

The Office of the President
The Visiting Artist and Scholars Fund of the School of Art and Design, College of Visual and Performing Arts
The Interdisciplinary Certification of Graduate Study in Museum Studies at NIU

Lenders to the Exhibitions

Lenders to the exhibitions include: The Barbara Cole Peters Fashion Collection; Bartlett History Museum; Blackwell Museum of Educational History at NIU; Chicago Center for The Print; Elgin History Museum; Geneva History Museum; the Koehnline Museum of Art at Oakton Community College in Des Plaines; the Midway Village Museum in Rockford; The Peglow Collection; Regional History Center and University Archives at NIU; St. Charles History Museum; The White Rock Collection in Elgin, Illinois; and many private collectors.

Additional Assistance provided by

Peter van Ael, Coordinator for the Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies; Ellen Andersen, Director of Special Events, Office of the President; Robert Banke, Office of Creative Services; Susan Carter, Office of the Dean, College of Visual and Performing Arts; Sophia Varcados, Office of Creative Services; the Ellwood House Museum, DeKalb; and the Pick Anthropology Museum at NIU.