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Upcoming Exhibitions

Spring 2018

Reclaimed Baggage

March 27 - May 18, 2018
Migration and globalization play a pivotal role on the formation of identity. Despite overwhelming pressure on women to be the transmitters and upholders of culture, migration is an opportunity for reinventing the self as they navigate their new cultural landscape. Group exhibition of artwork by South Asian American women curated by Nirmal Raja.

Public Reception, March 29, 5 - 6:30 p.m. NIU Art Museum with panel discussion 6:40 - 8 p.m., TBD.

Installation view of Pallavi Sharma. Carry On. Found suitcase, soil and barley grass. n.d.
Pallavi Sharma. Carry On. Found suitcase, soil and barley grass. n.d.

Fall 2018

NIU School of Art and Design Alumni Exhibition

August 28 - October 19, 2018
Come home for Homecoming!

Winter 2018

Transparency in Form and Content

November 15 - December 21, 2018
Multiple facets of the physical and psychological/philosophical aspects of being transparent.


Vanishing Art from Myanmar: The Buddhist Reverse Glass Painting Tradition

November 15 - December 21, 2018

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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