Upcoming Trips

Spring 2016 Get-On-The-Bus Trip Schedule

Wednesday, April 27
Art Deco in Chicago
Take a guided walking tour of Chicago’s downtown 1920s’ and 30s’ Art Deco skyscrapers celebrating the luxury, exuberance, and glamour of the period between the Wars. A Chicago Architectural Foundation docent will describe the popular modern style, lavish materials, and geometric machine age forms that embodied the optimism of the Roaring Twenties on a two hour walking tour of the Loop. Browse the CAF Store for architecture related gifts and enjoy lunch in the lobby of the Chicago Board of Trade at the storied Ceres Café, a well-known secret of traders and Loop workers, but also popular with travelers. Extensive walking required during 2 hour tour; wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather. Registration Payment due April 8. Limit 15 people.

Departure: 10:00a.m. Expected Return: 5:30p.m. Price: NIU Art Museum Members $45; Non-Member Adult $60; Non-Member Student/Senior $55. Ticket price includes transportation expenses and CAF Tour. Meals and incidentals not included.

Thursday, May 19
Art Deco in the Fox Valley
Explore important local examples of Art Deco and Art Moderne architecture in the Fox Valley area by sightseeing bus tour. Visit architectural landmarks including: the Elgin Tower and Evolution Motor’s building with local historian William Briska’s commentary; St. Charles’ Art Moderne Municipal Building and the Arcada Theatre designed by Elmer Behrns (same architect as DeKalb’s Egyptian Theatre); the Campana Building in Batavia; and a guided tour of the Rapp and Rapp designed Paramount Arts Center in Aurora, the 1931 Art Deco inspired theatre. Registration Payment due April 28.

Departure: 9:00 a.m. Expected Return: 6:00 p.m. Price: NIU Art Museum Members $30; Non-Member Adult $45; Non-Member Student/Senior $40. Ticket price includes transportation expenses and Paramount Theater tour $5. Meals and incidentals not included.

Get-on-the-Bus Over Nighter

Thurs, June 2 - Mon, June 6
Deco, Detroit and Dynamism
Join us on this four-night trip to Detroit’s Art Deco destinations highlighting this stylized and optimistic movement in the architecture of a fascinating Midwest city. Visit architectural destinations, museums, public art sites, and more. Experience guided tours, story slams, and the city’s exciting revival. Early Bird Discount Registration and Payment due April 8. Final registration deadline April 28.

Full trip details and registration form may be found here
Deco, Detroit and Dynamism

Links to Detroit area destinations may be found here
Detroit Links

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.