Northern Illinois University (NIU) Art Museum

Balancing Traditional and Contemporary Art.

Closed university holidays and between exhibitions.


Jan 10-Feb 17:  

• Stories from My Childhood – Group show based on a national call explores dark childhood experiences and humorous and quirky observations of life from a child’s perspective.

A Show of Hands: Recent Work by Ben Stone. 

March 30-May 26: Perspectives on Collecting (postponed from 2022)

• American in Burma – Items from the Burma Art Collection at NIU displayed through the lens of who collected what since Independence in 1948.

• Local Visions II – Campus and Community Collections selected by Peter Olson and Michael Bennett.

Aug 29-Oct 14: Two explorations of what seems needed.

• Dialogue: Small group show curated by Jo Burke.

• Mourning: Small group show curated by Millicent Kennedy and Michael Chambers.

Nov 14-Dec 16: Food Issues and Concerns (continues Jan 16-Feb 17, 2024)postponed from 2023)

• What is for Supper? What is a Meal? 

• Food for the Soul: Belief and Healing in Burma/Myanmar in the Age of COVID

Image: Artists share insights into the work on display in the NIU Art Museum galleries.


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