Art Museum

Explore the connections made through traditional and contemporary art and visual culture.

Experience one of our annual exhibitions, attend one of our events, or schedule a tour! As part of the College of Visual and Performing Arts' vibrant and active arts community on campus, the Art Museum presents annual exhibitions and events that fosters appreciation of art, diversity and interconnections of the creative experience.

Weather Cancellations


Museum Members Private Event
Saturday, January 19
1 p.m., Art Museum Galleries

This private reception for our members is cancelled. However, the presentations are part of our regularly scheduled public calendar of events next week. Be sure to join us then. More information can be on our full Events Calendar.

Closed Sunday, January 20

The NIU Art Museum will be closed Sunday, January 20 due to the impending inclement weather and will resume normal hours on Tuesday, January 22.

Contact Us

NIU Art Museum
Altgeld Hall 116

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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.