Current and Upcoming Exhibitions

Winter 2019 - 2020

NIU School of Art and Design Faculty Biennial Exhibition
January 14 – March 18, 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.

Public Reception Thursday, January 23, 5-7 p.m.

Student in gallery during 2017 Faculty Biennial

Spring 2020

"Very Well, Thank You": The Arts as a Means to Well Being
April 16 – June 5, 2020

Exhibition and accompanying programming explore the unique way the visual and performing arts assist in maintaining social, psychological and physical health and happiness.

Public Reception Thursday, April 16, 5-7 p.m.

Call for Entry Submission

Fall 2020

"The Art of Surviving; The Journey of the Karen Refugees in Illinois
August 25 – November 13, 2020

Exhibition organized by the Center for Burma Studies at NIU with financial support from a Luce Grant to conduct oral histories with recently resettled community members.

Refuge and Refugee
August 25 – November 13, 2020

Contemporary artists explore global humanitarian crises as displaced persons force to flee their home country attempt to find refuge elsewhere.

Public Reception Thursday, September 10, 5-7 p.m.

Karen: A People on the Border. Two children smile and laugh in school.

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Gallery Hours

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.