Sponsors & Partners

The exhibitions and programs of the NIU Art Museum are sponsored in part by the Illinois Arts Council Agency; the Friends of the NIU Art Museum and the Dean's Circle of the College of Visual and Performing Arts.

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Illinois Arts Agency

Dean's Circle CVPA
Friends of the Art Museum


Additional Fall 2017 exhibition support came from 

Design and Media Arts and Studio divisions of the NIU School of Art and Design; The Barbara Cole Peters Fund for the NIU Art Museum; the Center for Black Studies; and the Office of Academic Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. 

Vintage cameras on loan from private collectors: Pamela Bannos, Anna Marie Coveny, Wade Duerkes, Stuart Henn, Barb Hulseberg, Norm Gilbert, Larry Gregory and Roger Kyler. 

Winter 2017 - 2018 exhibition loans

Artwork and scholarly research on loan from NIU School of Art and Design faculty and teaching staff including:
Michael Barnes; Wes Beeler; Sinclair Bell; Justin Bitner; Todd Buck; Billie Giese; Ola Giza; Cynthia Hellyer-Heinz; Rebecca Houze; Joseph Insley; Katie Kahn; James Kearns; Yih-Wen Kuo; Jessica Labatte; Christine LoFaso; Kimberly Martens; Jamie Obermeier; Mary Quinlan; Steve Quinn; Michael Rea; Nina Rizzo; Stephanie Sailer; Kurt Schultz; John Siblik; Richard Siegesmund; Geoffrey Smith; Perrin Christian Stamatis; Ben Stone; Johnathon Strube; Frank Trankina; Peter Van Ael; Shei-Chau Wang; and Bart Woodstrup.

Spring 2018 exhibition support came from 

Promod and Anju Vohra; Gurukrupa Indian Grocery and Copy Services; The Barbara Cole Peters Fund for the NIU Art Museum; Northern Illinois University’s Asian American Resource Center; Indian Student Association; Muslim Student Association; Visual Communications, Design and Media Division, School of Art and Design; Center for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality; the Interdisciplinary Certification of Graduate Study in Museum Studies; College of Education; College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; and College of Visual and Performing Arts.

Artwork and objects for the exhibitions were on loan from DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana; SepiaEYE Gallery, New York, New York; exhibiting artists and private lenders.

Sustaining Members

Thank you to our Sustaining Members whose reliable support is essential for the Museum’s continued success. Thank you for your generous commitments!


Sponsor Members

Michael Barnes and Kryssi Staikidis
Rudolf and Ingeborg Bisanz
Peggy Burke and Ed Wietecha
Susan Carter and Robert Sabin
John and Nancy Castle
Edward and Donna Flanagan
Lesley Gilbert
Stephen and Deborah Haliczer
Janet Hathaway
Stuart Henn
Steven A. Johnson
Ronald G. Klein
Jerry and Miriam Meyer
Mrs. William Monat
James and Dianne Moss
Nicholas Noe
Peter Olson
Mary B. Olson
Patricia Perkins
Mary Quinlan-McGrath
Brian Reis and Mary E. LaClair
Maureen and Morley Russell
Dan and Virginia Seymour
Terri Smialek
Sharon Tourville
Patricia S. Vary
Lynne M. Waldeland

Patron Members

Douglas Baker and Dana Stover
Michael and Elaine Bennett
Mary-Glynn and John Boies
Deborah and Colin Booth
Jo Burke
Natalie J. Calhoun
Richard F. Grott
Anne C. Kaplan
Paul and Kit Kassel
Carol Luc
Beth and Harvey Plotnick
Darsha Primich and Robert Fleisher
Catherine Raymond and Alan Potkin
Sally Stevens
Promod and Anju Vohra
Christine Worley and Peter J. Hood

Benefactor Members

Richard and Thecla Cooler
Jerry and Annette Johns
Kathleen and Richard Katz
Barbara and John Peters

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We are closed during the summer, between exhibitions and during university holidays.
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