Past Exhibitions

Altgeld Gallery

Altgeld Galleries

Altgeld Hall hold the primary galleries for displaying the NIU Art Museum collections and works of visiting artists. 

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Musuem Without Walls Labyrinth

Musuem Without Walls

Beginning in 1999 when NIU's Altgeld Gallery in DeKalb was shut down for major renovations, the Art Museum was involved in various art projects with and in the greater DeKalb community. 

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View past Museum Without Walls projects

Chicago Gallery

Chicago Gallery

In 2006, NIU made the difficult decision to close the gallery in Chicago.

While saddened by the loss, we will be able to bring more focus and resources to the galleries in DeKalb, where we hope to continue to build an exciting and diverse roster of exhibitions and programs. Thanks to all of you who visited the gallery over the years.

View archive of past exhibits.