Art Museum


Our galleries are currently closed for installation. Check back later for information on our fall exhibits!

Plan Your Visit This Fall

Our galleries are currently closed for installation. The next exhibition suite opens Tuesday, August 23, 2022.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Visitor Updates

The health and safety of our students, staff and visitors remain a priority as we take steps to follow the latest recommendations of university, local, state, and federal agencies to reduce the chances of transmission on our campus and in our 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. If you or someone in your household is feeling unwell, please consider a visit to the Art Museum at a future date. Please review our current directions for visitors before planning your visit. Currently, masking is optional in our galleries.

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 23, 2022.

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.