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Friends of the NIU Art Museum

Annual Membership

Become a Friend of the NIU Art Museum today. When you become a member you know that you are supporting our exhibitions and educational programs throughout the year. Your membership provides essential support for artists' talks, scholarly lectures, publications and conservation of the permanent collection. You also help increase community awareness for the arts in northern Illinois.

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Become a Member Today!

Membership Levels

Individual $25 / Dual $45 / Student $10 / Senior $15 / Dual Senior $25

Choice of:

  • NIU Art Museum travel mug
  • Friends of the NIU Art Museum ceramic mug
  • NIU Art Museum academic calendar
  • NIU Art Museum tee shirt*
    *(additional fee of $5 for student and senior members)
  • Priority registration and discounted fees on museum activities
  • Printed mailing of exhibition announcements
  • E-mail announcements/listserve
  • Special members-only previews, receptions, bus trips and special events
  • 20 percent discount on NIU Art Museum catalogues
  • Subscription to Museum Notes members' newsletter

Join at the Sustaining Membership Levels and participate in the Friends’ Collector Print Series program. 

Sustaining Membership Levels

$250

Patrons will receive the above membership privileges; substituting a print from the choices below.

  • Names of Patron members are listed on a Founders’ Society Plaque in the Museum
  • Choice of one of the Patron level prints from the Friends Collector Print Program:

Opening Night

David Driesbach
Opening Night
1985
lithograph
19 3/4” x 27 1/2”

Point of View

Renie Adams
Point of View
1985
lithograph
18” x 24”

SideshowMichael Barnes
Sideshow
2005
lithograph
14” x 12 1/2”

Night GardenBen Mahmoud
Night Garden
1985
lithograph
27” x 21 1/2”

Sushi TrinitronCarl Hyano
Sushi Trinitron
1985
lithograph
18” x 24”

$500

Patrons will receive the above membership privileges; substituting a print from the choices below.

  • Private tour (options available)
  • Choice of one of the Benefactor level prints from the Friends Collector Print Program:

The Squadron on Patrol

Jay Ryan
The Squadron on Patrol
2009
serigraph
29 1/2” x 20 1/2”

Sea FallSusanne Doremus
Sea Fall
1984
intaglio
18” x 24”

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.

Location

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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