Upcoming Trips

Fall 2016 Get-On-The-Bus Trip Schedule

Tuesday, August 30
Kerry James Marshall at the MCA, Intuit Center, and Moth Story Slam
Payment and Registration by August 22. Limit 15 people. Reserve your seat early! Moth Story Slam venue is 21 and over!
Visit the Museum of Contemporary Art’s substantial Kerry James Marshall retrospective that surveys the last 35 years of this prominent Chicago African-American artist’s career. Also visit the Intuit Center for Outsider Art’s exhibition Post Black Folk Art in America before attending a Moth live, open-mic story telling slam. Swindles, heists, and deals with the devil make up the evening’s theme “Beg Borrow Steal”. Listen to the popular Moth Radio Hour Sundays at 5 p.m. on WNIJ 89.5. The Moth does not control content, some stories may be explicit or use profanities during the live show.
Departure: 1 p.m. Expected Return: 11:30 p.m. or later. Price: Museum Members $30; Non-Member Adult $40; Non-Member Student/Senior $35. Ticket price includes transportation and Moth Story Slam ticket. Meals and incidentals not included; Intuit admission suggested donation $5; admission to MCA is free on Tuesdays.


Kerry James Marshall at the MCA-Chicago







Wednesday, September 14
America After the Fall and Wink and a Nod
Payment and Registration by September 9.
Spend a morning at the Art Institute of Chicago viewing America After the Fall: Paintings in the 1930s when American artists forged a new American modernist identity. Enjoy lunch in the River North neighborhood before visiting Wink and a Nod: Cartoonists of the Gilded Age an exhibition of rare original early 20th Century cartoons in anticipation of our own exhibition suite Hand in Hand: The Visual Arts as a Means of Social and Political Protest and Commentary this Spring.
Departure: 9 a.m. Expected Return: 4:30 p.m. Price: Museum Members $20; Non-Member Adult $30; Non-Member Student/Senior $25. Ticket price includes transportation. Not included: Meals and incidentals; AIC admission (IL residents $22 adults, $16 seniors/students); Driehaus Museum admission ($20 adults, $12.50 seniors, $10 students).

Edward Hopper in America After the Fall at the AIC







Saturday, December 10
Terracotta Warriors at the Field Museum
Payment and Registration by November 21.
Visit China’s First Emperor and his Terracotta Warriors at the Field Museum, the only North American stop this year for the popular international touring exhibition. See other valued treasures from Emperor Qin Shihuangdi’s tomb before enjoying lunch at the Museum’s Bistro or Explorer’s Café while at the Field. Be sure to take time to visit the Museum’s other permanent collections.
Departure: 9 a.m. Expected Return: 4 p.m. Price: Museum Members $47; Non-Member Adult $57; Non-Member Student/Senior $52. Special exhibition tickets must be purchased in advance. Registration deadline is firm and no refunds or cancelations are offered once group admission package is purchased. Ticket price includes transportation and ticketed special exhibition admission. Meals and incidentals not included.

Terracotta Warriors at the Field








The NIU Art Museum’s Get-On-The-Bus Trips should not be missed!

To reserve your seat on the bus, please contact the NIU Art Museum by phoning 815-753-1936.
Visit our link http://www.niu.edu/artmuseum/bus/signup.shtml for more details.

Please note dates and prices of bus trips are subject to change and trips are frequently added throughout the year.

Pre-registration and payment required for all Get-on-the-Bus Excursions. Payment may be made with cash, check made out to NIU, or major credit card over the phone. NIU Art Museum members receive discounts on bus trips as well as access to Members’ Only excursions. Join Today! Members are always welcome to submit ideas and requests.