Upcoming Trips

Get-On-The-Bus Trip Schedule

Saturday, February 4
Regina José Galindo’s Performance at DFBRL8R Gallery, Chicago
Join us for an exclusive performance event with Guatemalan artist Regina José Galindo. Galindo will present a unique live-physical performance in Chicago at the DFBRL8R Gallery dedicated to ephemeral and time based artistic practices. Enjoy dinner at Latin Patio restaurant featuring Guatemalan cuisine before the performance.
RSVP by Thursday, February 2
Departure: 3 p.m. Expected Return: 11:30 p.m. Price: Museum Members $20; Non-Member Adult $30; Non-Member Student/Senior $25. Ticket price includes transportation. Not included: $10 DFBRL8R Gallery requested donation, Meals, and incidentals.



A Walk


Friday, February 17
Hyde Park Arts Center and University of Chicago
Spend the day in Hyde Park and the University of Chicago campus. Visit the Hyde Park Arts Center for the exhibition Percariat featuring artists whose practice responds to identity, social issues, and activism. Enjoy lunch in the University of Chicago’s Quadrangle Club or Bartlett dining commons before discovering all that the University has to offer on your own. You can decide to visit the Oriental Institute’s exhibitions concerning threatened heritage sites, take time to see the Smart Museum’s Classicism exhibition, take in the Booth School of Business’s public art collection, or maybe visit Frank Lloyd Wright’s Robie House or browse the Seminary Co-op 57th Street bookstore. End your day with a private tour at the Stony Island Arts Bank, a hybrid gallery, archive, library, and community center managed by the Rebuild Foundation organized by Chicago artist Theaster Gates.
RSVP by Friday, February 10
Departure: 9 a.m. Expected Return: 7 p.m. Price: Museum Members $37; Non-Member Adult $47; Non-Member Student/Senior $42. Ticket price includes transportation and guided tour of Stony Island Arts Bank. Not included: Meals and incidentals.

Hyde Park Arts Center











Saturday, April 1
Capitol Steps at the MAC and Benedictine University’s Komechak Art Gallery
Join us for a must-see production that puts politics and scandal to music at the McAnnich Arts Center. Capitol Steps uses song parodies and original sketches to satirize the comedic political situations of our times with plenty of great new material. Take time before the show starts to view Mirror Face in the Cleve Carney Art Gallery. Before we arrive at the College of DuPage we’ll visit Benedictine University’s campus gallery for the collages and drawings of Jake Fernandez. You can also view the public art collection on display in the Goodwin Hall of Business or visit the award-wining Jurica-Suchy Nature Museum on campus.
Group size is limited to 15 participants! Reserve your seat today!
RSVP by Friday, March 17
Departure: 1 p.m. Expected Return: 7 p.m. Price: Museum Members $64; Non-Member Adult $74; Non-Member Student/Senior $69. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Registration deadline is firm and no refunds or cancelations are offered once ticket block is purchased. Ticket price includes transportation and theater tickets. Not included: Meals and incidentals.


Cleve Carney Gallery












Wednesday, May 31 through Sunday, June 4, 2017
Milwaukee and Wisconsin Arts OVERNIGHTER!

Join the NIU Art Museum on a small group trip to one of our staff’s favorite Midwestern cities with a rich array of interesting museums, ethnic heritage sites, and exquisite art and architectural gems. Spend four nights in the restored 1928 boutique Art Deco Ambassador Hotel while you enjoy good company and new adventures.

See this application for full details.

For more details on the trip's sites visit these links.

Early Registration Discounts Available Through: Friday, March 17
Final Registration Deadline: Friday, April 14

Limited group size, Space Limited! Reserve your seat today by phoning Jo Burke at 815-753-1936.

Save the Date!

Sunday, September 10 through Friday, September 15, 2017
Paducah and Louisville, Kentucky Get-on-the-Bus OVERNIGHTER!
With stops in Mt. Vernon, Illinois and Columbus, New Harmony, and West Baden Springs, Indiana.
Planning in the works. Stay tuned!

Milwaukee, WI


















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.