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August 23 – November 18, 2016

Kaleidoscope of Burmese Art:
Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Center for Burma Studies

The series of exhibitions celebrates 30 years of The Center for Burma Studies highlighting the most iconic pieces from the Burma Art Collection at NIU focusing on multiple interdisciplinary approaches of Burmese art reflecting past and present. As a prism or kaleidoscope, this collection-based exhibition series explores Burmese Art from different perspectives and dives into a series of small, thematic presentations around the hidden treasures and masterpieces.

Current Exhibition details

Upcoming Exhibitions

Hear what Chicago Gallery News said about our exhibition here.

Read the NIU Today article here.

Events Calendar

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. 

Get-on-the-Bus Calendar


Visit the Museum

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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