Upcoming Exhibitions

Fall 2018

SWEET, Golden and Delicious…“Faculty-select and certified” 
NIU Studio and Design Alumni Artists

August 28 - October 19, 2018
This is an invitational exhibition of studio and design alumni artists that have been selected by current and former faculty.


This exhibition is part of a larger School of Art and Design celebration of studio and design alumni and the 50th anniversary of Jack Arends Hall. To learn more about other ways you can participate in this celebration please visit: go.niu.edu/art-alumni

50th Anniversary Juried Alumni Show

All Alumni Open Exhibit and Mail Art Show

Winter 2018

Transparency in Form and Content

November 15 - December 21, 2018
This exhibition will examine the spectrum of interpretation of the word “transparency”; from the literal to the figurative. Artists who explore both the visual phenomenon of transparency and the concept of “transparency” in content, be that process, funding, idea or material.

Call for Entry

Vanishing Art from Myanmar:
The Buddhist Reverse Glass Painting Tradition

November 15 - December 21, 2018

Spring 2019

Data: BIG/-driven/Visualized…

March 28 - May 17, 2019
This compendium of program and display delves into the array of manner in which data surrounds us, impacts us and is interpreted.

Call for Entry

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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