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

Dean's Circle CVPA
Friends of the Art Museum


Additional Fall 2017 exhibition support came from 

Design and Media Arts and Studio divisions of the NIU School of Art and Design; The Barbara Cole Peters Fund for the NIU Art Museum; the Center for Black Studies; and the Office of Academic Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. 

Vintage cameras on loan from private collectors: Pamela Bannos, Anna Marie Coveny, Wade Duerkes, Stuart Henn, Barb Hulseberg, Norm Gilbert, Larry Gregory and Roger Kyler. 

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
Susan Carter and Robert Sabin
John and Nancy Castle
Patricia Faivre
Edward and Donna Flanagan
Lesley Gilbert
Larry and Carmeda Gregory
Stephen and Deborah Haliczer
Stuart Henn
Steven A. Johnson
Ronald Klein
Jerry and Miriam Meyer
Dr. William and Josephine Monat
James and Diane Moss
Nicholas Noe
Mary Olson
Pete Olson and Janean Koebbe
Mary Quinlan-McGrath
Brian Reis and Mary E. LaClair
Patricia Perkins
Maureen and Morley Russell
Dan and Virginia Seymour
Terri Smialek
Sharon Tourville
Patricia Vary
Lynne Waldeland

Patron Members

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

Benefactor Members

Annette and Jerry 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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