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Current Exhibitions

Winter 2017 - 2018

NIU School of Art and Design Faculty Exhibition

November 16 - December 15 (Closed Thanksgiving weekend, November 22-26)
Show continues January 16 - February 23, 2018
An exhibition of recent artwork and scholarship by faculty and teaching staff from all divisions of the NIU School of Art and Design.

Public Reception, Thursday, November 16 from 5 - 7 p.m., NIU Art Museum


Installation view
Installation view of the 2017 - 2018 Faculty Exhibition.

New to the Collection:
Recent Acquisitions

November 16 - January 22 (Closed Thanksgiving weekend, November 22-26)

A selection of of recent works gifted to the NIU Art Museum's collection from generous donors.


Installation view
Installation view of the Collection exhibition.

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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