As an art museum belonging to an academic institution, the
dual roles of the NIU Art Museum are to contribute significantly
to the university’s educational curriculum, and to provide
opportunities for art education and cultural enrichment to the
people of the northern Illinois community. The museum serves to
educate, preserve, exhibit and enlighten by balancing the
challenges of contemporary art with the riches of traditional
media for a comprehensive examination of visual culture. The
museum presents exhibitions from the university collections,
thematic, contemporary exhibitions of the work of regional and
national artists, and nationally traveling exhibitions.
As an extension of the museum’s mission to present contemporary art
through the platform of thematic exhibitions, the NIU Art Museum is
requesting calls for entries for two of its 2012-2013 exhibition suites.
Visit website - www.niu.edu/artmuseum for details