Current and Upcoming Exhibitions

Fall 2019

Exploring Aspects of War In and Through the Visual Arts
August 27 – October 18, 2019

The Visual Arts have served in all cultures and periods to document, motivate, memorialize, facilitate healing, critique and protest military action.

Exploring Aspects of War in and Through the Visual Arts considers views on war and military conflict from the perspective of the homefront, the battlefield and back home again.

David Driesbach. La Polina, 2006. Intaglio, ink on paper, (9.875 x 7.875 in.) Collection of the NIU Art Museum. 2017.90. Gift of the artist.

General in uniform with cigar

Winter 2019 - 2020

NIU School of Art and Design Faculty Biennial Exhibition
Thursday, Nov 14 – Dec 13, 2019 and continues into February 2020.

Presented every two years, this exhibition features recent artwork and scholarship by faculty and teaching staff from all divisions of the NIU School of Art and Design and highlights the artistry, research, and world-class instruction found at NIU.

Student in gallery during 2017 Faculty Biennial

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Gallery Hours

Currently closed for installation.

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.