Art Museum

Gallery Hours

Exhibition Galleries are currently
closed for the summer.

Free and open to the public
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Thursday Noon - 7 p.m.; Sunday Noon - 4 p.m.; and by appointment for group tours.

Closed during the summer, between exhibitions and during university holidays.


The NIU Art Museum is located on the first floor, west end of Altgeld hall, located on the corner of College Avenue and Castle Drives on the main campus of Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL.


Campus map

Visit Us

Contact Us

Schedule a Group Visit or Guided Tour

Join Today!

Calls for Entry

As an extension of the Northern Illinois University Art Museum’s mission to present contemporary art through the platform of thematic exhibitions, the Art Museum is requesting calls for entries for its 2018 – 2019 exhibition calendar.

Please read our full Calls for Entry on our upcoming exhibitions and apply online. 

Follow Us



Stay informed with our email announcements.