Upcoming Trips

Bus Trip Schedule

Friday, September 5, 2014: Chicago Galleries Season Opener

Afternoon art stop in Chicago, or en route, TBA, then West Loop and River North gallerey receptions.

Bus departs NIU School of Art Parking Lot at 1pm; return arrival @ 10:30pm.

Transportation: Members $15; Students/Senior non-members $18; Others $20. Registration/Payment deadline: Wednesday 09/03/14.

Sunday, September 21, 2014: Magritte at the Art Institute of Chicago

Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926-1938 features over 100 paintings, collages, drawings and objects, along with a selection of photographs, periodicals and early commercial work in the first major museum exhibition to focus exclusively on the breakthrough years of Rene Magritte, creator of some of the 20th Century's most extraordinary images.

Bus departs NIU School of Art Parking Lot at 10:30 am; return arrival @ 6:45pm. Transportation: NIU Art Museum members $12; Student/Senior non-members $15; Others $18. Museum entry and Meals on own. AIC members have free admission to the Art Institute. General ticket admission: Adult $23; Student/Senior $17. Registration / Payment deadline: Thursday Sept. 18.

Thursday, October 16: David Bowie is... at the Museum of Contemporary Art

This is the only American venue for this international exhibition organized by the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. David Bowie is... examines the shifting styles, creativity and collaborative work of the multi-media artist, rock star and legend that is...David Bowie.From androgyne to alien, Bowie has explored various personae in film. song, fashion and artwork. The exhibition's multi-media design includes advance sound technology, original animatios and video installations to create an immersive journey through Bowie's artistic life.

Bus departs NIU School of Art Parking Lot at 1:45pm; return @ 9:45pm. Transportation & discounted museum entry and exhibition tickets: NIU Art Museum members $34.50; Student/Senior non-members $38; Others $45. . Registration / Payment deadline: Tuesday Oct. 14.

This NIU Art Museum Get-On-The-Bus Trip is offered in conjunction with our Gender and Identity Exhibition Suite.  Member discount will be extended to those registering through the GSRC at NIU.


Thursday - Sunday, Nov, 13-16

UI, IU and Brown County

Small group tour will explore art and world culture museums at University of Illinois and Indiana University, including the galleries of the Kinsey Institute for Research on Sex, Gender and Reproduction, as well as the natural beauty and historic artistic heritage of Brown County, Indiana.  We will be staying at the quaint shaker-style Artists Colony Inn in the picturesque village of Nashville.

Individual Early Bird Member rates start as low as $490 (double occupancy). Please see application

form on our website for complete pricing on this multi-day trip.  Please register by contacting

Jo Burke, jburke2@niu.edu   Early Bird Discount Registration/Payment Date: September 9.

Final Registration/Payment deadline: September 23