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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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.

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#ThursdayStudentSelect from Former Museum Studies Summer Intern Thomas Andrew:“Elizabeth Catlett’s work focuses on femin...
11/05/2020

#ThursdayStudentSelect from Former Museum Studies Summer Intern Thomas Andrew:

“Elizabeth Catlett’s work focuses on feminism, African diaspora, and social justice as a way to convey social messages through aesthetic means. Her work In Sojourner Truth I Fought for the rights of women as well as Negros is a perfect example of her often direct and impactful print work. As the grandchild of formerly enslaved peoples, Catlett identifies with the struggles of Sojourner Truth and works to remind or introduce viewers of Truth’s groundbreaking role in the fight for equality in the US. I was drawn to this piece due to the way Truth was represented, not as a small, old woman as she usually is, but as a powerful orator standing at a lectern with eyes forward and head held high.”

Elizabeth Catlett
In Sojourner Truth I fought for the rights of women as well as Negroes, 1947
Linoleum block print
Collection of DePaul Art Museum, Art Acquisition Endowment
2002.4

#DPAM #DePaul #artmuseum #contemporaryart #artoftheday #art #ElizabethCatlett #permanentcollection #depaulartmuseum #artcollection #herewedo #womensrights #feminism #feminists

Dancer Paige Fraser, best known for her work in Broadway’s The Lion King and DPAM’s 2018 solo exhibition artist Brendan ...
11/03/2020

Dancer Paige Fraser, best known for her work in Broadway’s The Lion King and DPAM’s 2018 solo exhibition artist Brendan Fernandes present an impactful history lesson alongside a series of body movements and practices that can be done from the comfort of your own home to get you critically thinking and moving simultaneously.

11/13 at 6pm cst, free registration can be found in our page bio.

#depaulartmuseum #artmuseum #contemporaryart #dance #chicagoartists #lincolnparkchamber #depaul #depaulevents

Now, We DoWhat are the university, museum, art world, and academic policies that require reconsideration and revising in...
11/02/2020

Now, We Do

What are the university, museum, art world, and academic policies that require reconsideration and revising in order to promote and support artists, curators, professors, and students of color?

Join the discussion with Ayanah Moor whose DPAM site-specific exhibition for you questions this, along with Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Provost Cindy Pickett, DePaul Ida Fellow Martin L. Boston and Jordan Johnson from the Black Artists Network.

NOV. 13 at Noon, registration on our page.

#depaulartmuseum #inclusion #ayanahmoor #blackartistsnetwork #nowwedo #diversityinitiatives #contemporaryart #chicago

Tomorrow and Sunday! Register through our page. #YogaforBlackLives #DePaulArtMuseum
10/30/2020

Tomorrow and Sunday! Register through our page. #YogaforBlackLives #DePaulArtMuseum

#ThursdayStudentSelect from DPAM Collection and Exhibition Technical Intern Sam Spencer:“A window displays a cut-out of ...
10/29/2020

#ThursdayStudentSelect from DPAM Collection and Exhibition Technical Intern Sam Spencer:

“A window displays a cut-out of public space in the Barber Shop Window where intimacy lays atop old brick lining downtown buildings. Human tenderness and action react in a vision of Chicago that D’Amato has documented for decades. Looking out a window in solitude has never felt more like extending a hand towards human connection these past few months. In Chicago, people orbit and bounce through occupation, dream and destination, fiercely sifting through the city landscape to love, shatter, and peer into one another. Matters of privacy, agency and fantasy linger in the landscapes of paintings and portraits that frame a woman’s caress. She wraps her arm around a man, and in her gaze, reflects in his eyes her own portrait as they both become one. While they are flattened in space, the world they navigate encompasses fragments of all the images that surround them.”

Paul D’Amato
Barber Shop Window, 1990 (printed 2008)
Pigment print
Collection of DePaul Art Museum, gift of Eric Ceputis, Stephen Daiter Gallery 2011.18

#DPAM #DePaul #artmuseum #contemporaryart #artoftheday #art #PaulDamato #permanentcollection #depaulartmuseum #artcollection #herewedo

All of our #ThursdayStudentSelect images come from the DPAM permanent collection, which is housed on our website for bro...
10/28/2020

All of our #ThursdayStudentSelect images come from the DPAM permanent collection, which is housed on our website for browsing: [Collection–Browse the Collection].

The collection is eclectic, yet international in scope, with work from North America, Africa, Europe, Latin America, and Asia, primarily from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. DPAM collection strengths include works on paper, photography, textiles, and African sculpture as well as Latin American artists and Chicago-based artists, and politically-oriented artwork that embodies the university’s mission of social justice.

Feel free to follow our #ThursdayStudentSelect hashtag.

#artmuseum #artmuseumcollection #depaulartmuseum #chicagomuseums #chicagoart #contemporaryart #permanentcollection #museumfromhome

This Saturday! Don’t forget to sign up for virtual yoga sessions. Registration on our profile. @yogaforblacklives #yoga ...
10/27/2020

This Saturday! Don’t forget to sign up for virtual yoga sessions. Registration on our profile. @yogaforblacklives

#yoga #yogaforblacklives #artmuseum #events

#ThursdayStudentSelect from Former DPAM Head Gallery Monitor Caroline Rau“Jimoh Buraimoh is a Nigerian artist who blends...
10/22/2020

#ThursdayStudentSelect from Former DPAM Head Gallery Monitor Caroline Rau

“Jimoh Buraimoh is a Nigerian artist who blends Western artistic techniques and traditional Yoruba artistic style and motifs. Buraimoh is well known in the art world as he developed his artistic practice at a series of workshops organized by the German writer and editor, Ulli Beier, who was influential in translating and disseminating Nigerian literature and poetry to an international audience. This work is part of a long lineage of intersections between African art and the West. It is important to look critically at the histories that create space for contemporary African art to be visible and studied in the West. When thinking about African art, I think about the exhibitions at major museums and how they are often part of a lineage of excluding contemporary African art from permanent exhibition spaces. African art is not frozen in time; the display of contemporary African art allots space for discussion about the continued legacy of colonization and the ever-changing arts of Africa.”

Jimoh Buraimoh
The King and his Sword Bearers, 1971
Media, (pigment and glass beads) on plywood
Collection of DePaul Art Museum, gift of Balient Denes
2012.66

#DPAM #DePaul #artmuseum #contemporaryart #artoftheday #art #jimohburaimoh #permanentcollection #depaulartmuseum #artcollection #herewedo

Sign up for restorative #yoga sessions:#DPAM and DePaul Peace, Justice & Conflict Studies have partnered with Yoga for B...
10/19/2020
DePaul Art Museum Fall Class Registration — Yoga for Black Lives

Sign up for restorative #yoga sessions:

#DPAM and DePaul Peace, Justice & Conflict Studies have partnered with Yoga for Black Lives.

Yoga for Black Lives was founded by Stephanie Hicks, PhD and supports resistance to violence against Black people across the United States. Donations which go directly to organizations resisting state violence against black people, can be made on the YBL website.

October 31st: 2 sessions for BIPOC (10:30 am, 1pm)
November 1: One session for all participants (1pm)
http://www.yogaforblacklives.com/depaul-art-museum-registration

#ThursdayStudentSelect from DPAM Collection and Exhibition Technical Intern Sam Spencer: “Few artists in the DPAM collec...
10/15/2020

#ThursdayStudentSelect from DPAM Collection and Exhibition Technical Intern Sam Spencer:

“Few artists in the DPAM collection have created so many works with the intention of them being walked across. Born in Tehran, Iran, Siah Armajani has designed bridges in his adopted city of Minneapolis, and proposed towers suspended in space in the name of the public’s essential role in art. Sound Towers purposes hollow towers that funnel sound like early flutes made from forest reeds. As I walk across a bridge, I am often in awe of its function and how it is made. Sometimes I feel disbelief it can possibly withstand the weight of so many people. Between the start and the end of my walk I have time to think. I wonder how it is I lose this awe with the immediacy of other human-made creations. Countering the modernist objective of a utopia designed by mundane perfections, Armajani creates immense detail in designs that consider the boundaries of function and technology, that intertwine a public with creation, rather than presenting an answer.”

Siah Armajani
Sound Towers (from the Towers Project), 1972
Lithograph on paper
Collection of DePaul Art Museum, gift of Barbara Ruben
2010.33

TOMORROW: Thursday, October 15th at 6pm cst! Join Chicago-based artists Maria Gaspar and Nicole Marroquin as they engage...
10/14/2020

TOMORROW: Thursday, October 15th at 6pm cst!

Join Chicago-based artists Maria Gaspar and Nicole Marroquin as they engage in a conversation about their feminist mentoring throughout their career, highlighting their experiences, gratitude and challenges of women’s leadership. How do we, they ask, set the ground for younger generations of Latinx artists?

Register and read more about this event on our Facebook Events page.

This 'Thursday Student Select' from our permanent collection comes from DPAM’s Former Museum Studies Summer Intern Thoma...
10/08/2020

This 'Thursday Student Select' from our permanent collection comes from DPAM’s Former Museum Studies Summer Intern Thomas Andrew.

Yasuhiro Ishimoto
Untitled (7, Chicago), printed circa 1990
Gelatin silver print
Collection of DePaul Art Museum, gift of Margaret and Cole Lundquist
2015.24

“Yasuhiro Ishimoto was one of the leading photographers of the late 20th century and captured the Chicago cityscape during a portion of his career. Ishimoto often used architecture in his work in an act of social commentary and to convey emotions to viewers. I find the work Untitled (7, Chicago) particularly interesting as he uses his own style to portray the divide between peoples in Chicago and encapsulate a certain feeling within the city. In this case, Ishimoto highlights the disconnect between the black and white citizens: the large empty space split by the architectural elements, the distance at which the figures stand, and the opposing color of background behind each of the figures, as if to accentuate their skin colors. He captures the culture of the city at his specific time and, in this picture, those elements of cultural divide and unease speak loudest.”

Join artist Kathryn Andrews & Julie Rodrigues Widholm, Director of UC Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive THIS TH...
10/06/2020

Join artist Kathryn Andrews & Julie Rodrigues Widholm, Director of UC Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive THIS THURSDAY AT 12PM (CST) as they chat about Andrews's installation at DPAM, politics, sexism, and more!

#HappyThursday! Today's Student Selects post comes from Caroline Rau, Former DPAM Head Gallery Monitor and Summer Intern...
10/01/2020

#HappyThursday! Today's Student Selects post comes from Caroline Rau, Former DPAM Head Gallery Monitor and Summer Intern:

Claudio Dicochea
De Amore Prohibido y el Anaquista, El Emcee 2.0, 2014
Color Lithograph on Rives BFK
Collection of DePaul Art Museum, Art Acquisition Endowment
2014.42

"Claudio Dicochea’s work examines the intersection of colonialism and popular culture. Utilizing comics, film, and science fiction, Dicochea examines mixed-race identity, or mestizaje, to challenge the ways in which the media amplifies and perpetuates racial and ethnic stereotypes. Here, Dicochea playfully and subversively appropriates the 18th century tradition of Casta paintings, which sought to illustrate a supposedly natural racial hierarchy, by depicting Albert Einstein as the fictional, mixed-race offspring of iconic musicians Sid Vicious and Selena. Tying historical rhetoric to contemporary popular culture creates space to understand the systemic oppression surrounding race that has continued in the West, and all over the world, due to colonialism."

#DePaulArtMuseum #DPAM #DigitalDPAM #FromOurCollections #MuseumFromHome #ChicagoMuseums #DePaulUniversity #DePaul

October 6th, 6pm CSTLATITUDE and DePaul Art Museum are honored to host a discussion between artists and educators Diana ...
09/30/2020

October 6th, 6pm CST

LATITUDE and DePaul Art Museum are honored to host a discussion between artists and educators Diana Solís and Silvia Malagrino. Both artists continue to live and work in Chicago while exploring historical and cultural representation within their artistic practices.

During the conversation they will share life stories, selected works, and experiences as two Latinx makers whose careers span more than 50 years.

Register and read more about this event and other upcoming public events on the DPAM website. You are welcome to respond to our facebook event as well.

http://ow.ly/bfjn50BFKIQ

#HappyThursday! This week's Student Selects post comes from DPAM's Collection and Exhibition Technical Intern Sam Spence...
09/24/2020

#HappyThursday! This week's Student Selects post comes from DPAM's Collection and Exhibition Technical Intern Sam Spencer.

Bruce Davidson
Welsh Miners ed. #36 Seqeunce #4 ,1982
Silver gelatin print
Collection of DePaul University, Gift of Noel & Florence Rothman
2001.30

"The ritual of marriage is often signaled to me by a white dress against a background of any variance of circumstances. Like a single-use bridal mask in the era of a pandemic, or a drooping bouquet on a hill above smoke stacks, there is some grim comedy in the human inclination to celebrate union. Born in the basement of his parent’s Oak Park home, Bruce Davidson’s photography documents the familial and working life of a mining community in Southern Wales whose work attaches itself to their lungs, skin, and most vulnerable moments. Davidson’s legacy reflects a time in US history when photography was commissioned by the military, and his somber tone and outsider perspective is clear. There is a disconnect between the photographer, the people, and the beautiful photograph of a wedding that otherwise may not have been documented. Davidson’s contrasting, dark image glimmers with the sanctity of a white dress and its ethereal nature, while the realism of smog and industry remind me of the physical and emotional labors of the community depicted."

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#thursday means Student Selects at DPAM! This week's selection comes from our former Museum Studies Summer Intern Thomas...
09/17/2020

#thursday means Student Selects at DPAM! This week's selection comes from our former Museum Studies Summer Intern Thomas Andrew:

Dianna Frid
Rhythm, Rhythm, Rhythm, 2014
Embroidery and mixed media
Collection of DePaul Art Museum, Art Acquisition Endowment
2016.1

Taking inspiration from Mexican embroidery, Dianna Frid creates deceptively complex patterns designed to be engrossing and often reimage the power of words. In Frid’s "Rhythm, Rhythm, Rhythm," the artist plays with the concept of rhythm, as the pattern does not even complete its own design, the words are disjointed, and it is anything but rhythmic to read or track. The mystery and, admittedly, the hot pink of the work, drew me to it, and in attempting to understand or at least read the piece, there develops a meditative or rhythmic pattern that is captivating. The line between writing and art is thin for Frid, and because of this, her art is hypnotic, enigmatic, and fascinating. – Thomas Andrew

@dfriddfriddfriddfrid @dianna.frid.studio @depaulu @iamdepaul @depaularthist

#depaulartmuseum #dpam #permanentcollection #diannafrid #chicagomuseums #contemporaryart #museumfromhome

FOR YOU, COMING OCTOBER 8!Chicago-based artist Ayanah Moor’s first text-based paintings started years before our current...
09/15/2020

FOR YOU, COMING OCTOBER 8!

Chicago-based artist Ayanah Moor’s first text-based paintings started years before our current moment of protest poster aesthetics and neighborhood storefronts announcing their alliances with Black, brown, and LGBTQ+ groups through window displays. For this site-specific install on DePaul Art Museum (DPAM)‘s CTA-facing billboards, Moor challenges us to question our personal and collective progress, intentions, and methods of change surrounding issues of equity and inclusion. Are our alliances swift and superficial, or deeply rooted and ready for hard-fought change?

For more information on this exhibition and upcoming programs, please visit artmuseum.depaul.edu

This Blackness Is Just For You, 2012, Ink on paper. Image courtesy of the artist.

#depaulartmuseum #dpam #ayanahmoor #foryou #comingsoon #ctafullertonstop #chicago #artmuseum #contemporaryart #museumsarenotneutral

A big socially distanced thank you from our DPAM team to all who stopped, rode by, and waved from a distance during DPAM...
09/14/2020

A big socially distanced thank you from our DPAM team to all who stopped, rode by, and waved from a distance during DPAM’s Drive-Thru Opening of #kathrynandrewsofficial work yesterday! Curator @juliewidholm : you were with us in spirit! Stay up to date with more upcoming programs on our website: artmuseum.depaul.edu
#DePaulArtMuseum #DPAM #depaul #HereWeDo #LincolnPark #artmuseums #contemporaryart

UPDATE! DPAM's Drive-Thru Exhibition Opening HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO SUNDAY, 9/13, 3-7! We can do rain or shine, but not t...
09/11/2020
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UPDATE! DPAM's Drive-Thru Exhibition Opening HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO SUNDAY, 9/13, 3-7! We can do rain or shine, but not thunderstorms. See you all Sunday and thank you to Bad at Sports for listing DPAM's Drive-Thru Exhibition Opening: Kathryn Andrews as one of your TOP 5 WEEKEND PICKS!! Join us SUNDAY from 3-5 to chat (with masks on) or until 7 to view the work in person by Kathryn Andrews installed in DPAM's front windows!

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Today's Student Selects post comes from Caroline Rau, DPAM Head Gallery Monitor and Summer Intern:Jaune Quick-to-See Smi...
09/10/2020

Today's Student Selects post comes from Caroline Rau, DPAM Head Gallery Monitor and Summer Intern:

Jaune Quick-to-See Smith
Wisdom/Knowledge, 1996
Lithograph
Collection of DePaul Art Museum, Art Acquisition Endowment
2003.49

Jaune Quick-to-See Smith’s work blends personal and art historical narrative with commercial and indigenous imagery, relating them to her identity as an enrolled Salish member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Nation, Montana. Smith seeks to build bridges between indigenous and white communities by confronting colonial injustices—both historical and contemporary—against indigenous peoples. In doing so, Smith sheds light on indigenous life experiences while also celebrating the beauty of her culture. I stand by the idea that museums are in desperate need of decolonization. Having works by contemporary indigenous artists on display and in the collection broadens art historical narratives and highlights indigenous cultures as living, breathing communities in the contemporary moment. Indigenous peoples are often talked about as if their cultures belong to the past and do not continue into the present moment; work like Smith’s, and many others, seek to dismantle these notions. ~Caroline Rau

#depaulartmuseum #dpam #permanentcollection #museumfromhome #chicagomuseums #jaunequicktoseesmith #contemporaryart
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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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I Is there a curator tour this Thursday afternoon? I swear I saw an email the other day but don't see it mentioned here....