Dittmar Gallery

COVID-19 Update

Northwestern University is taking action to keep our community as safe as possible through the spread of COVID-19. All Gallery visitors must wear a mask and social distance while viewing the artwork. For up-to-date recommendations related to COVID-19 and University precautions, please visit: https://www.northwestern.edu/coronavirus-covid-19-updates/

Visit our exhibits page for information about current and upcoming exhibits.


Regular Hours

Everyday: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.

Please note: there may be limited or no access to the Gallery Space for viewing during special events.

Email the gallery at dittmargallery@u.northwestern.edu for updated event information.


First floor (map)


Dittmar Memorial Gallery, established in 1972, is a student-operated gallery that enlightens and challenges the Northwestern University community with the works of emerging and underrepresented artists from the Chicago area and the Midwest. The staff at Dittmar is dedicated to developing and fostering the Northwestern community’s awareness of the changing attitudes and trends in the art world. We invite artists who work in the contemporary vein, as well as artists who offer an alternative perspective that hinges on the periphery of the art world. In essence, our goal is to provide well-deserved exposure to those outside or on the margins of the mainstream art world.


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