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Visiting the Art Museum

Location

The galleries are on the west end 
of the first floor of Altgeld Hall 
on the NIU campus in DeKalb, Illinois.

Telephone - 815.753.1936

Museum Admission is Free


Map & Driving Directions

PDF map and directions to the museum

Directions to Altgeld Hall from the North or South:

  • Take I-294 (Tri-State Tollway) or I-39 to I-88 (East-West Tollway).
  • Take I-88 west (from I-294) or east (from I-39) to the DeKalb (Annie Glidden Road) exit.
  • Take Annie Glidden Road north to Lincoln Highway (Route 38), and turn right.
  • Take Lincoln Hwy to Castle Drive, and turn left.
  • Follow Castle Drive around the "lagoon" (pond) to College Ave, and turn left.
  • Altgeld Hall is large castle building to your right.

Directions to Altgeld Hall from Downtown Chicago:

  • Take I-290 West (Eisenhower) to I-88 West (East-West Tollway).
  • Take I-88 West to the second DeKalb exit, Annie Glidden Road.
  • Take Annie Glidden to Lincoln Highway (Route 38), and turn right.
  • Take Lincoln Hwy to Castle Drive, and turn left.
  • Follow Castle Drive around the "lagoon" (pond) to College Ave, and turn left.
  • Altgeld Hall is large castle building to your right.

Gallery Hours

Tuesday - Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 12 - 4pm

Closed during the summer, between exhibitions and during university holidays.

Tours and Large Group Visits by Appointment(pdf)


Altgeld Hall Visitor Parking

Visitor parking (currently $5 per day; free on weekends) is available in a lot on Carroll Ave, the first stop light east of Annie Glidden Road on Lincoln Highway.

Also, limited street parking, and handicapped parking, are available at metered spots in front of Altgeld Hall, at the intersection of College Avenue and Castle Drive.

On Saturdays, and during openings and other special events, free parking is available in the lot between Jack Arends Hall (the Art Building) and College Ave.


DeKalb Public Transportation Information

The Huskie Line provides public transportation for all residents of NIU's campus in DeKalb as well as the DeKalb metropolitan area. Visit the NIU Huskie Bus Line website at www.huskieline.com for bus schedules and travel information.

All Huskie Buses are accessible for persons with disabilities, but special Freedom Mobile buses are also offered specifically for persons with disabilities. For more information about Freedom Mobile buses, call (815) 753-1303.