Upcoming Excursions

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

To reserve your seat on the bus, call the NIU Art Museum at 815-753-1936.
Visit our sign-up page for more details.

An Overnight Fall Excursion

October 4 - 9, 2018

History, Architecture, Art and Theatre in South Central Indiana and Louisville, Kentucky

By request, the Northern Illinois University Art Museum has organized a small group trip to south central Indiana, and Louisville, Kentucky for a glorious multi-day trip experiencing a wide array of local history, visual art, live theatre and world-class architecture in the Midwest. We will spend the weekend in Louisville with stops en-route in Columbus, West Baden/French Lick, New Harmony, and Terre Haute, Indiana.

Download the Trip Handout and Registration Form (pdf) for excursion details and instructions on how to reserve your seat!

Destination Links (pdf)

Kentucky Derby Museum

Check back later for our Fall schedule of regular Get-on-the-Bus Excursions.

Gallery Hours

Free and open to the public
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thursday: Noon-7 p.m.
Sunday Noon-4 p.m.
By appointment for group tours.

Closed during the summer, between exhibitions and during university holidays.


The NIU Art Museum is located on the first floor, west end of Altgeld Hall, on the corner of College Avenue and Castle Drive on the main campus of Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL.

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