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NIU Art Museum schedules spring Get-on-the-Bus trips

Published: Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 5:30 a.m. CST

The Northern Illinois University Art Museum has announced its schedule of spring Get-on-the-Bus trips. Trips depart from the NIU School of Art parking lot at the northeast corner of Gilbert Drive and College Avenue unless otherwise specified.

The schedule follows:

March 2 - Chicago Arts Orchestra at St. Michael’s Church in Old Town

Visit the DePaul Art Museum’s current exhibition, stroll around Lincoln Park, and grab tapas at Café Ba Ba Reeba. In the evening, visit St. Mike’s for the Chicago Arts Orchestra concert: Rediscovered Treasures III. Many of these Spanish and Latin American compositions have not been heard in more than 200 years. Pre-concert talk at 7:30 p.m., concert runs 8 to 10 p.m. Bus leaves at 1 p.m. from the School of Art parking lot; it will return at 11:30 p.m. Cost: $30, members; $35, students and seniors; $40, all others. Price includes concert ticket and transportation, meal costs on own. Registration and payment deadline is Feb. 27.

April 25 to 28 - Get-On-The-Bus-Over-Nighter in Milwaukee and Racine

This excursion will include visits to top-notch museums and gardens, and will feature sites and tours that focus on an array of architectural styles, and both traditional and contemporary decorative arts. Sites include: The Mitchell Conservatory; Frank Lloyd Wright’s Johnson Wax Building; the Flemish-renaissance style Pabst Mansion; the Milwaukee Art Museum; the Lynden Sculpture Gardens and more. Early registration discounts available through Feb. 22; final registration due March 15. Limited group size.

Visit www.niu.edu/artmuseum/bus/trips.shtml for more information or call Jo Burke at 815-753-1936 to register.

May 17 - Chicago Cultural Heritage Museums II

Cultural tour around Chicago continues with the Indo American Center on Devon Avenue, Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art and The Ukrainian National Museum in the Ukrainian Village. Bus leaves the School of Art parking lot at 8:30 a.m. and returns at 6:30 p.m. Cost: $30, members; $35, students and seniors; $40, all others. Price includes museum entrance fees and transportation, meal costs on own. Registration and payment deadline is May 15.

June 7 - Chicago Cultural Heritage Museums III

In the third installment of the cultural heritage tours the group will visit the Swedish-American Museum in Andersonville before going to the Dank Haus in Lincoln Square. Bus leaves from the School of Art parking lot at 9 a.m. and return at 7:30 p.m. Cost: $25, members; $30, students and seniors; $35, all others. Price includes museum entrance and transportation, meal costs on own. Registration and payment deadline is June 5.

June 21 - Chicago Cultural Heritage Museums IV

The tour around Chicago’s heritage museums will conclude with the Chinese-American Museum of Chicago and The Jane Addams Hull House Museum. While in the area, the group will explore Chinatown and Little Italy. Bus leaves from the School of Art parking lot at 8:30 a.m. and return at 6:30 p.m. Cost: $30, members; $35, students and seniors; $40, all others. Price includes museum entrance fees and transportation, meal costs on own. Registration and payment is due June 7.

To register for these trips, stop by the NIU Art Museum, first floor, west end of Altgeld Hall, call 815-753-1936, or send email to hgreen2@niu.edu or jburke2@niu.edu.

More information about the museum and its programming can be found at www.niu.edu/artmuseum.

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