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.

Call 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 submissions for its 2018-2019 exhibition calendar.

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

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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.