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Sponsors & Partners

The exhibitions and programs of the NIU Art Museum are sponsored in part by the Illinois Arts Council Agency; the Friends of the NIU Art Museum and the Dean's Circle of the College of Visual and Performing Arts.

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Illinois Arts Agency

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Friends of the Art Museum

Additional Spring 2017 exhibition support provided by

Northern Illinois University’s: Art History Division in the School of Art and Design; the Department of Communications; the Department of History; and the Interdisciplinary Certificate of Graduate Study in Museum Studies and students in Art 656: Museum Exhibitions and Interpretation course with instructor Peter Van Ael.

Artwork and objects for the exhibitions were on loan from

The Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site; Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum; Colonel Robert R. McCormick Research Center at the First Division Museum; the Geneva History Museum; the Library of Congress; the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University; Midway Village Museum; Northern Illinois University Founders Memorial Library’s Regional History Center and University Archive Collections and the Rare Books and Special Collections; the NIU Art Museum Collection; and private lenders: Michael Barnes & Kryssi Staikidis; David & Sarojini Johnson; The Collection of Anthony J Mourek; Pete Olson & Janean Koebbe; Endi Poscovic; Peter Van Ael and Jacqueline Vossler.

A Tale of Donkeys and Elephants; Satire with the Wink of a Fox

Northern Illinois University’s Interdisciplinary Certificate of Graduate Study in Museum Studies students in Art 656: Museum Exhibitions and Interpretation curated this exhibition with Instructor Peter Van Ael. Students included: Zachary Bishop, Amy Caponigro, Millicent Kennedy, Victoria Likeum, Hannah Palsa, Zheng Zhong and Anna-Marie Zurlinden.

Sustaining Members

Thank you to our Sustaining Members whose reliable support is essential for the Museum’s continued success. Thank you for your generous commitments!

Sponsor Members

Michael Barnes
Rudolf and Ingeborg M. Bisanz
Colin and Deborah Booth
Peggy Burke and Ed Wietecha
John and Nancy Castle
Susan Carter and Robert Sabin
Edward and Donna Flanagan
Stephen and Deborah Haliczer
Stuart W. Henn
Steven A. Johnson
Ronald G. Klein
Jerry and Miriam Meyer
William and Josephine Monat
Nicholas Noe
Mary Olson
Pete Olson and Janean Koebbe
Mary Quinlan-McGrath
Brian Reis and Mary E. LaClair
Patricia Perkins
Anne Rubendall
Maureen and Morley Russell
Dan and Virginia Seymour
Terri Smialek and Marc Strauss
Sharon Tourville
Patricia Vary
Lynne Waldeland
Christine A. Worley and Peter Hood

Patron Members

Doug Baker and Dana Stover
Michael and Elaine Bennett
Mary Glynn and John Boies
Jo Burke
Natalie Calhoun
Richard and Thecla Cooler
Christa Even*
Darsha Primich and Robert J. Fleisher
Norden Gilbert and Ben Thomas
Richard F. Grott
Stephen and Deborah Haliczer
Janet Hathaway
Anne C. Kaplan
Dale Osterle
Catherine Raymond and Alan Potkin
Sally Stevens

* Deceased 

Benefactor Members

Jerry and Annette Johns
Kathleen and Richard Katz
Barbara Cole and John Peters

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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