Art Museum

Closed for Installation

Our next Narrative exhibition suite plans to open Tuesday, January 12, 2021. The Art Museum galleries are currently closed for installation and university holidays.

Please regularly check our events calendar for virtual or pre-recorded digital experiences and instructions on how to join in and watch from home!

When we reopen we've made some adjustments to protect our campus and community, students, faculty and staff including new limited hours, masked, distanced and timed entries.

We are grateful for your continued support and patience.

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What to Know Before You Visit

Before your next visit, please review these guidelines and policies to help protect yourself, our visitors, campus and community. Visitors are welcome on campus, but we ask that you take the same precautions we ask our students, faculty and staff to protect yourself and others.

Protecting the Pack

Visit Protecting the Pack to view the university's response and plan to support the health and safety of our campus.

We encourage you view NIU's visitor expectations for campus guests.

Contact Us

NIU Art Museum
Altgeld Hall 116

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Gallery Hours

Galleries reopen Tuesday, January 12 with limited hours and masked, distanced, timed entries.

Open to the public:
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Tuesday
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Wednesday
Noon - 6 p.m. Friday
Noon - 3 p.m. Saturday, and by limited appointment.
Closed university holidays and between exhibitions.

Explore the connections of traditional and contemporary art and visual culture.

Experience one of our temporary exhibitions, attend one of our events, or schedule a tour!

As part of the College of Visual and Performing Arts' vibrant and active arts community on campus, the Art Museum presents annual exhibitions and events that fosters appreciation of art, diversity and interconnections of the creative experience.