Art Museum

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Announcement

Please continue to check the NIU coronavirus (COVID-19) resource site for the latest updates as they become available.

Read the Art Museum's Gallery Closure Update March 18, 2020.

Read the Art Museum's Announcement and COVID-19 Update March 12, 2020.

Virtual Exhibition

Art in the age of social distancing. While our physical galleries remain temporarily closed please enjoy this "virtual" exhibition of our recent NIU School of Art and Design Faculty Biennial. We hope that you are able to take a moment and allow art into your homes as we cope with the anxiety of our current world. Until we are able to see you in the galleries again, our best. 

NIU School of Art and Design Faculty Biennial

NIU School of Art and Design Faculty Biennial

Explore the connections made through 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.

Contact Us

NIU Art Museum
Altgeld Hall 116

Connect with us on


Gallery Hours

Galleries Temporarily Closed
To support preventative care efforts on campus and for our community, the Art Museum galleries will continue to remain closed to the public until further notice.

Open to the public
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
Noon - 7 p.m. Thursday
Noon - 4 p.m. Sunday

By appointment for group tours.
Closed during the summer, between exhibitions and during university holidays.