Art Museum

Plan Your Visit next Fall

Our galleries are currently closed for installation. The next exhibition suite opens Tuesday, August 24, 2021.

As the vaccinated population grows and COVID-19 cases steadily decline the university will continue to closely monitor the situation and adjust plans as new public health guidelines emerge in consultation with our partners, the DeKalb County Health Department as well as federal and state guidance.

We expect updated policies on visitor capacity, physical distancing, masking and in-person experiences this fall.

We are grateful for your continued support and patience.

Community and Friends - What to Know Before You Visit

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. Before coming to NIU, review our guidance for visiting campus and information on university events.

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, August 24, 2021.

Anticipated fall hours:
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
Noon - 6 p.m. Thursday, 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.