DePaul Art Museum

DePaul Art Museum DePaul Art Museum (DPAM) is a world-class museum located in the heart of Lincoln Park on DePaul University’s campus. DPAM presents rotating exhibitions of modern and contemporary art and boasts a permanent collection of more than 3,500 objects.
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DePaul Art Museum (DPAM) is a world-class museum located in the heart of Lincoln Park on DePaul University’s campus. Built in 2011, the LEED-certified building was designed by Antunovich Associates. DPAM presents four to six temporary exhibitions per year and houses a permanent collection of more than 3,500 objects with strengths in local and international modern and contemporary art. DPAM enriches the university’s commitments to excellence, diversity and social concerns. Through the interdisciplinary lens of art, the museum provides a platform to connect people and advance knowledge in a global society.

Mission: DePaul Art Museum (DPAM) enriches DePaul University’s commitments to innovation, diversity, and education through the interdisciplinary lens of art. The museum is a dynamic, inclusive space for art and ideas to connect people across local, national, and international communities. The museum’s exhibitions, public programs, and permanent collection advance knowledge and understanding in a global society.

DePaul Art Museum acknowledges and condemns acts of violence and injustice against Black individuals and communities. We...
06/01/2020

DePaul Art Museum acknowledges and condemns acts of violence and injustice against Black individuals and communities. We see your pain and anger and mourn with you. We stand with those fighting for justice.

There is no separation between art and life, nor between past and present. Museums are founded on colonial models that we must work consciously and transparently to change. DPAM reaffirms its commitment to this change and social justice by centering artists who have been historically marginalized and oppressed. By foregrounding their humanity and creative expression, we extend an invitation to listen, to hear, and to learn. As an institution of lifelong learning and education, we will continue to ask questions, invite dialogue, and do the work to fight systemic racism.

Learn more with this anti-racist resource list: blm.btown-in.org/anti-racist-resource-list

#MuseumsAreNotNeutral

Hear from artist Mev Luna as they are interviewed inside of their exhibition, Far from the distance we see, at Chicago A...
05/29/2020
S01 EP01 - Mev Luna

Hear from artist Mev Luna as they are interviewed inside of their exhibition, Far from the distance we see, at Chicago Artists Coalition. Based in Chicago, Luna is an interdisciplinary artist who works across live performance, video installation, new media, and text. Through a research-based practice and self-reflexive methodology, Luna’s practice rethinks history to identify the fictions that govern contemporary life and speculative futures.

As part of our Latinx Initiative to increase the visibility of Latinx artists, we're proud to partner with Archives + Futures (A+F), a podcast for and about Latinx and Indigenous visual artists of the Americas. Check in every Friday for another episode of A+F!

Archives + Futures (A+F) is a podcast series developed by Ivan LOZANO. Currently in its first season, A+F is generating an archive of interviews and conversations for current and future visual artists

This #MemorialDayWeekend, we’re living vicariously through this Joseph Sterling photograph from the DPAM collection. How...
05/22/2020

This #MemorialDayWeekend, we’re living vicariously through this Joseph Sterling photograph from the DPAM collection. How will you be safely celebrating from a distance?

Joseph Sterling, Age of Adolescence, 1959–64, printed 2003. Gelatin silver print, Collection of DePaul Art Museum, gift of Deborah Sterling, 2014.74

#MuseumVacation #DigitalDPAM #MuseumFromHome

In this episode of A+F, host Ivan Lozano interviews José Santiago Pérez about his transition from performance art to bas...
05/22/2020
S01E08 JOSE SANTIAGO PEREZ

In this episode of A+F, host Ivan Lozano interviews José Santiago Pérez about his transition from performance art to basket making and weaving, his experiences in the Bay Area and Chicago, growing up queer and Catholic, and more.

As part of our Latinx Initiative to increase the visibility of Latinx artists, we're proud to partner with Archives + Futures (A+F), a podcast for and about Latinx and Indigenous visual artists of the Americas. Check in every Friday for another episode of A+F!

Welcome to Episode 8! In this ep Ivan interviews José Santiago Pérez about his transition from performance art to basket making and weaving, his experiences in the Bay Area and then Chicago, growing u

The Frieze Viewing Room closes today at 6pm CST/7pm EST! Explore 200 exhibitions featuring a Chicago Tribute section cur...
05/15/2020

The Frieze Viewing Room closes today at 6pm CST/7pm EST! Explore 200 exhibitions featuring a Chicago Tribute section curated by DPAM Director and Chief Curator Julie Rodrigues Widholm: viewingroom.frieze.com

On view in the Chicago Tribute section is new work by Torkwase Dyson presented by Rhona Hoffman Gallery. Born in Chicago and now living and working in New York, Dyson describes herself as a painter whose forms address the continuity of ecology, infrastructure, and architecture. She merges ideas such as site and built environments, nature, and culture under the rubric of environmentalism. Her work revolves around investigating our connections to imagination, materiality, geography, and belonging.

Torkwase Dyson, Presence, Takes Courage for a Body to Get Down There, 2020. Acrylic and graphite on canvas.

#DigitalDPAM #FriezeVR #FriezeNY #TorkwaseDyson

Kay Rosen’s five new paintings on view in the Chicago Tribute section of the Frieze Viewing Room were made during the sp...
05/12/2020

Kay Rosen’s five new paintings on view in the Chicago Tribute section of the Frieze Viewing Room were made during the spring of 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic was ramping up. The presentation’s title, March, signifies the month that the crisis escalated as well as a form of action. Rosen approaches the subjects of this work in various ways: through the structure of language, strategies of composition, color, and, of course, what the language says. Each work is hand painted in acrylic gouache on 300 pound rough watercolor paper in the font English Gothic Normal.

Explore more of the Chicago Tribute section in the Frieze Viewing Room through May 15: viewingroom.frieze.com

Kay Rosen, Spectrum, 2020. Acrylic gouache on watercolor paper. Courtesy of Sikkema Jenkins & Co.

#DigitalDPAM #FriezeNY #FriezeVR #KayRosen

Hear DPAM Director Julie Rodrigues Widholm in conversation with Alice Tippit as they discuss painting, language, and Chi...
05/11/2020
In Conversation: Julie Rodrigues Widholm & Alice Tippit

Hear DPAM Director Julie Rodrigues Widholm in conversation with Alice Tippit as they discuss painting, language, and Chicago's artistic legacy. Tippit is one of the artists featured in Widholm's Chicago Tribute section of Frieze New York, available to explore online in the Frieze Viewing Room through May 15.

#DigitalDPAM #FriezeVR

Curator Julie Rodrigues Widholm talks to the artist Alice Tippit, presenting in the Chicago Tribute section for Frieze Viewing Room

The Frieze Viewing Room is now open to the public! To explore the Chicago Tribute section, navigate to "Find Galleries b...
05/08/2020

The Frieze Viewing Room is now open to the public! To explore the Chicago Tribute section, navigate to "Find Galleries by Section" and select "Chicago Tribute." The Frieze Viewing Room is available through May 15: viewingroom.frieze.com

Curated by DPAM Director and Chief Curator Julie Rodrigues Widholm, the section celebrates the pioneering women artists of Chicago and commemorates the 100th anniversary of the ratification of women's right to vote in the United States.

Hear artist Marcela Torres in conversation with host Ivan Lozano as they discuss family, play, practice, and finding you...
05/08/2020
S01E06 MARCELA TORRES

Hear artist Marcela Torres in conversation with host Ivan Lozano as they discuss family, play, practice, and finding your way out of where you were born to discover who you will become. Torres is a Chicago-based artist and educator who uses performance, sound installations, and community organizing to experientially interrogate social structures.

As part of our Latinx Initiative to increase the visibility of Latinx artists, we're proud to partner with Archives + Futures (A+F), a podcast for and about Latinx and Indigenous visual artists of the Americas. Check in every Friday for another episode of A+F!

Archives + Futures (A+F) is a podcast series developed by Ivan LOZANO. Currently in its first season, A+F is generating an archive of interviews and conversations for current and future visual artists

Curated by DPAM Director and Chief Curator Julie Rodrigues Widholm, Frieze New York's Chicago Tribute section includes a...
05/07/2020
Frieze New York 2020 | KARMA

Curated by DPAM Director and Chief Curator Julie Rodrigues Widholm, Frieze New York's Chicago Tribute section includes a work by Gertrude Abercrombie. Known as the queen of bohemian artists in her time, Abercrombie's southside salons featured friends such as jazz greats Dizzy Gillespie, Max Roach, and Charlie Parker. Her mysterious small-scale magic realist paintings, which she considered autobiographical, often feature a solitary female figure in a long gown within a desolate landscape or still life accompanied by owls, a black cat, and the moon.

See a selection of Abercrombie's work in the Chicago Tribute section of the Frieze Viewing Room, available online from May 8–15: frieze.com/fairs/frieze-viewing-room

Karma is a gallery located in the East Village, New York. The gallery represents Gertrude Abercrombie, Henni Alftan, Dike Blair, Will Boone, Mathew Cerletty, Jean Conner, Ann Craven, Alex Da Corte, Robert Duran, Marley Freeman, Paul Lee, Paul Mogensen, Thaddeus Mosley, Woody De Othello, Nicolas Part...

Chicago women artists are celebrated in the Chicago Tribute section of this year's online-only edition of Frieze Art Fai...
05/06/2020
Julie Rodrigues Widholm on Chicago Tribute

Chicago women artists are celebrated in the Chicago Tribute section of this year's online-only edition of Frieze Art Fair New York. Curated by DPAM Director and Chief Curator Julie Rodrigues Widholm, the section commemorates the 100th anniversary of the ratification of women’s right to vote. Learn more about these pioneering artists and see their work in the Frieze Viewing Room, open to the public May 8–15!

Curator and 'Chicagoan of the Year' talks through the pioneering women artists represented in the Chicago Tribute section

Are you on our email list? Because we think you should be! Sign up to receive just the right amount of DPAM updates in y...
05/06/2020
Digital DPAM: May 6, 2020

Are you on our email list? Because we think you should be! Sign up to receive just the right amount of DPAM updates in your inbox. Be the first to receive news and announcements, information on upcoming exhibitions and events, online resources, and more: eepurl.com/dEdStb

Watch a new artist talk, discover online Latinx art resources, and share your thoughts in this week's Digital DPAM update.

05/06/2020
Elena Damiani | The World to Come: Art in the Age of the Anthropocene

Peruvian artist Elena Damiani reworks objects and materials from geologic and cartographic archives, creating installations of landscapes that hover between past and present. In her work on view in The World to Come: Art in the Age of the Anthropocene, Damiani layers images of active volcanoes in Hawaii and Mount St. Helens in Washington printed on transparent silk chiffon. The images have a ghostly appearance, suggesting that our relation to the past is always spectral.

Damiani’s work is part of the “Raw Material” section of the The World to Come which explores the depletion of Earth’s natural resources due to large-scale mining, fracking, and extraction. Learn more at: bit.ly/DPAMTheWorldToCome

The World to Come: Art in the Age of the Anthropocene is organized by the Harn Museum of Art and curated by Kerry Oliver-Smith, Retired Harn Museum of Art Curator of Contemporary Art.

Julia Fish's meticulous paintings of the architectural elements in her 1922 Chicago house are the result of years of obs...
05/04/2020

Julia Fish's meticulous paintings of the architectural elements in her 1922 Chicago house are the result of years of observation and study. What have you noticed about your homes over the past month? How are you documenting this time?

Julia Fish, Threshold, North [ spectrum : blue ], 2009–10. Oil on canvas. Collection of DePaul Art Museum, gift of Ann and Gilbert Kinney. Explore our collection online anytime: bit.ly/DPAMCollects

#MuseumMomentOfZen #DPAMCollection #DigitalDPAM

40 Artists in 40 Days | Chicago-based artist Andrew S. Yang is a trained biologist interested in the relationship betwee...
05/01/2020

40 Artists in 40 Days | Chicago-based artist Andrew S. Yang is a trained biologist interested in the relationship between humans and the Milky Way. In his two-channel video work on view in The World to Come: Art in the Age of the Anthropocene, Yang conducts interviews with his mother and child psychologist, Ellen S. Yang, and astrophysicist, Jeff Oishi. They discuss their different associations with and perspectives on the Milky Way, including life-giving sources, the patterns visible on Earth and in the skies, and the idea that the universe is comprehensible — that someone can ask questions and get answers.

Yang’s work is part of the “Imaginary Futures” section of The World to Come in which artists unveil both the value and dangers of technology, while inviting us to look at sources beyond the visible as sources of hope for the future.

Take a studio tour with the artist to learn more: youtu.be/44qY8DK1zSM

Andrew S. Yang, Interviews with the Milky Way, 2016. Two-channel video, 4 minutes and 51 seconds and 6 minutes and 3 seconds. Courtesy of the artist

#DigitalDPAM #MuseumFromHome #TheWorldToCome #AndrewYang

In this episode of Archives + Futures, Chicago-based artist Luis Sahagun — who was part of our 2019 exhibition New Age, ...
05/01/2020
S01E07 LUIS SAHAGUN

In this episode of Archives + Futures, Chicago-based artist Luis Sahagun — who was part of our 2019 exhibition New Age, New Age: Strategies for Survival — discusses how he incorporates familial and ancestral elements into his work, finding your way as an artist, and how essential it is to have the right tools in the studio. Click through for more 👇

As part of our Latinx Initiative to increase the visibility of Latinx artists, we're proud to partner with Archives + Futures (A+F), a podcast for and about Latinx and Indigenous visual artists of the Americas. Check in every Friday for another episode of A+F!

Welcome to Episode 7! In this ep Ivan interviews Luis Sahagun about his practice and how he includes familiar and ancestral elements in it, finding your way as an artist and how helping others feel se

"Dissatisfied by traditional methods of putting brush to canvas, Yvette Mayorga creates paintings that push into a third...
04/30/2020
Breakout Artists 2020: Chicago’s Next Generation of Image Makers

"Dissatisfied by traditional methods of putting brush to canvas, Yvette Mayorga creates paintings that push into a third dimension by building thick, icing-like layers ... her work channels the extravagant excess of the Rococo era to critique our state of American excess and consumption."

Join us in sending warm wishes to Yvette Mayorga who was named one of Newcity Art's breakout artists in Chicago this year! We are proud to have one of Mayorga's recent paintings in our collection as part of a larger effort to foster the representation of both Chicago-based and Latinx artists in our program.

This year's image makers offer a snapshot of what makes our art community great.

40 Artists in 40 Days | Dornith Doherty takes X-ray photographs of the plants and seeds safeguarded in major seed banks ...
04/30/2020

40 Artists in 40 Days | Dornith Doherty takes X-ray photographs of the plants and seeds safeguarded in major seed banks around the world, which protect seeds in order to preserve genetic diversity and promote historical and cultural preservation. Doherty’s work on view in The World to Come: Art in the Age of the Anthropocene records life and time on both a macro and micro scale. Doherty says, “I am struck by the power of these tiny plantlets and seeds … to generate life and to endure the time span central to the process of seed banking, which seeks to make these sparks last for 200 years or more.”

Doherty collages still-life images together to create an effect of movement when the work is viewed from different angles, evoking the paradoxical relationship between movement and rest embodied in seed banks.

Doherty’s work is part of the “Imaginary Futures” section of The World to Come in which artists unveil both the value and dangers of technology, while inviting us to look at sources beyond the visible as sources of hope for the future.

Hear more from Doherty in this TED Talk and continue to follow along on our virtual tour of The World to Come every day through May 1: youtu.be/M79V10prO90

Dornith Doherty, Millennium Seed Bank Research Seedlings and Lochner-Stuppy Test Garden No. 4, 2011. Digital chromogenic lenticular photograph Courtesy of Moody Gallery, Houston, Texas, and Holly Johnson Gallery, Dallas, Texas

#DigitalDPAM #MuseumFromHome #TheWorldToCome #DornithDoherty

We're going live again tomorrow! Join us on Instagram at 4pm CST to hear from Caroline Rau, one of our student employees...
04/29/2020

We're going live again tomorrow! Join us on Instagram at 4pm CST to hear from Caroline Rau, one of our student employees. Caroline is an undergrad at DePaul University studying the history of art and architecture, museum studies, and LGBTQ+ studies. Caroline would be happy to chat about her experience at DePaul, her favorite DPAM memories, and more. What questions do you have for Caroline? Comment below 👇

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40 Artists in 40 Days | On view in The World to Come: Art in the Age of the Anthropocene, Noelle Mason’s series X-Ray Vi...
04/29/2020

40 Artists in 40 Days | On view in The World to Come: Art in the Age of the Anthropocene, Noelle Mason’s series X-Ray Vision vs. Invisibility investigates the impact of visual technologies on the perception of undocumented immigrants. These small embroidered tapestries depict infrared images of undocumented immigrants crossing the U.S./Mexico border. By engaging with new and unexpected forms such as embroidery, the artist believes viewers are more likely to think, understand, and take action on violence. Mason states, “When you have to sit with a sensational image in a quiet space like a museum, it changes that image.”

Mason’s work is part of the “Imaginary Futures” section of The World to Come in which artists unveil both the value and dangers of technology, while inviting us to look at sources beyond the visible as sources of hope for the future.

Learn more about Mason’s series in this interview with Lens Culture and continue to follow along on our virtual tour of The World to Come every day through May 1: lensculture.com/articles/noelle-mason-x-ray-vision-vs-invisibility

Noelle Mason, Coyotaje (Ultima Cena), 2012, Coyotaje (La Mula), 2011, Coyotaje (Los Amantes), 2012. From the series X-Ray Vision vs. Invisibility. Hand-embroidered 14-count cross-stitch on cotton. Courtesy of the artist.

#DigitalDPAM #MuseumFromHome #TheWorldToCome #NoelleMason

40 Artists in 40 Days | Trevor Paglen investigates the materiality of the internet, data collection and surveillance, an...
04/28/2020

40 Artists in 40 Days | Trevor Paglen investigates the materiality of the internet, data collection and surveillance, and privacy in the digital age. In his work on view in The World to Come: Art in the Age of the Anthropocene, we see two different views of the Atlantic Ocean. On the right is a serene photograph of a beach in Florida. On the left is a map outlining underwater communication cables, revealed by whistle-blower Edward Snowden to have been used by both the U.S. and U.K. to collect citizens’ data. Paglen set out to find and photograph the locations that had been tapped, considering this a new way of looking during a time when the invasion of privacy is rampant.

Paglen’s work is part of the “Imaginary Futures” section of The World to Come in which artists unveil both the value and dangers of technology, while inviting us to look at sources beyond the visible as sources of hope for the future.

Learn more in this artist talk with Trevor Paglen and continue to follow along on our virtual tour of The World to Come every day through May 1: youtu.be/DnwfZOzzyWg

Trevor Paglen, NSA-Tapped Fiber Optic Cable Landing Site, Miami Beach, Florida, United States, 2015. Chromogenic print and mixed media on navigational chart. Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, University of Florida, Museum purchase, funds provided by the Caroline Julier and James G. Richardson Acquisition Fund and the Fogler Family Endowment, 2015.52

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935 W Fullerton Ave
Chicago, IL
60614

CTA Red/Brown/Purple Line - Fullerton Stop.#74 CTA Fullerton Bus, #37 CTA Sedgwick Bus We are located just east of the Fullerton CTA station on the south side of Fullerton Avenue.

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Wednesday 11:00 - 19:00
Thursday 11:00 - 19:00
Friday 11:00 - 17:00
Saturday 11:00 - 17:00
Sunday 11:00 - 17:00

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DePaul Art Museum (DPAM) is a world-class museum located in the heart of DePaul University’s Lincoln Park campus. DPAM presents rotating exhibitions of modern and contemporary art alongside a dynamic program of public events and houses a growing collection of 3,500 objects. DPAM enriches DePaul University’s commitment to excellence, diversity, and social concerns. We connect people through art and ideas that explore the vast range of human experience and expression. We are committed to representing Latinx, African diaspora, Asian diaspora, Indigenous, LGBTQ, women, emerging, and other under-recognized artists from Chicago and beyond in our exhibitions, collection, and public programs.

Self-guided group tours are always welcome during public hours. Please see our website to arrange a guided tour of our exhibitions or a visit to our Collection Study Room. Details on directions, parking, and accessibility can also be found on our website. DPAM is conveniently located next to the Fullerton CTA station and #74 Fullerton and #37 Sedgwick bus stops.

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