Art to Lend Collection

Art to Lend Exhibition

This annual service allows individuals and departments to enhance their private offices and the administrative areas of the university by renting original works of art. Artwork enriches the University’s welcoming nature for students, faculty and staff as well as brightens the experience for public visitors and provides daily enjoyment in the workplace. Each work meant for public display was carefully selected by museum staff for its broad appeal and its ability to be on loan for up to eight years.

2022 Selection Period

The 2022 selection period runs through Monday, August 8, 2022. 

Virtually view the selections online.

Submit your Selection Form online.

Peter Olson
Assistant Director and Curator

Virtual Exhibition

The virtual, online exhibition is on view through Aug. 8, 2022. The lottery drawing will be held on Monday, August 8 at 3 p.m. All online Selection Forms must be submitted before lottery deadline. 

Contact Us

NIU Art Museum
Altgeld Hall 116

Connect with us on


Gallery Hours

10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday
Noon - 6 p.m. Thursday, Friday
Noon - 3 p.m. Saturday and by appointment for group tours.

Closed university holidays and between exhibitions.