Narrative Art Exhibition Suite

Tuesday, Jan 12 – Feb 26, 2021

Northern Illinois University
Altgeld Hall, 1st Floor, West End
595 College Ave.
DeKalb, IL 60115

Note that print to the January 12 opening, the Art Museum galleries are currently closed for installation and university holidays.

Please regularly check our events calendar for virtual or pre-recorded digital experiences and instructions on how to join in and watch from home!

When we reopen we've made some adjustments to protect our campus and community, students, faculty and staff including new limited hours, masked, distanced and timed entries.

We are grateful for your continued support and patience.

Schedule Your Timed Entry


• Mirth and Mayhem: Landis Blair Selections of Drawings and Books – Hall case Gallery

• From the Mind of Ellen Roth Deutsch – North Gallery

• Storied References – Rotunda and South Galleries


Visual artwork employing the familiar narrative motifs found in oral traditions, fairy tales, fables, myths and legends to grapple with the harsh truths of contemporary reality.

These exhibitions contain mature content and may not be suited for all audiences. We recommend visitors contact the Museum before organizing visits with children or sensitive audiences.


Top image: Landis Blair