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November 17, 2015 -
February 20, 2016

NIU School of Art and Design Faculty Biennial

An exhibition of recent artwork and scholarship by tenure and tenure-track faculty from all divisions of the NIU School of Art and Design. Extensive public programming will take place during the first five weeks of NIU's spring semester.

Thursday, November 19, 2015
Public Art Receptions to Celebrate Art and Artistry
This reception hosted by the Office of the President.
Altgeld Hall
NIU Art Museum,
first floor, west end
President’s Office, third floor
5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Events Calendar

This fall proves to be busy with engaging public programs in conjunction with our exhibitions. Please visit our events calendar to learn about our upcoming events. Many of the events are free and open to the public.

Get-on-the-Bus Excursions

The NIU Art Museum’s excursion program, Get On The Bus, gives participants an opportunity to visit various art and architecture sites such as historic homes, art galleries, museums, artists’ studios and art fairs. 

Upcoming Get-on-the-Bus Calendar

Visit the Museum

The Museum galleries will be closed November 26 – 30, 2015 for Thanksgiving break and December 19, 2015 – January 11, 2016 for Winter break.

Follow these links for more information about visiting the museum.

Group visits and guided tours are available. Please view our helpful guidelines here. You may schedule your group's visit with our reservation form online or by contacting our Education Coordinator by email shenn1@niu.edu or by phone at 815-753-1936.

Admission is always FREE! 

Please note that many of our exhibitions explore challenging, contemporary subject matter and may not be suitable for all audiences. We recommend that visitors contact the museum before organizing visits with children.

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