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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.

Nicole Six & Paul Petritsch, Spatial Intervention I, 2002. Color video, 28 min. Courtesy of the artists. © Bildrecht, Vi...
02/24/2020

Nicole Six & Paul Petritsch, Spatial Intervention I, 2002. Color video, 28 min. Courtesy of the artists. © Bildrecht, Vienna 2017

"Go see this show. At least twice.""The Julia Fish show at DePaul Art Museum is sublime and deeply satisfying.""#BestSho...
02/20/2020
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"Go see this show. At least twice."

"The Julia Fish show at DePaul Art Museum is sublime and deeply satisfying."

"#BestShowInChicago"

These are just a few of the kind words we have received from visitors about our winter exhibitions, which close on Sunday! Together, these exhibitions invite slow looking, close observation, and reflection on how our identities and experiences are influenced by both domestic and public spaces. Admission is always free for everyone: bit.ly/DPAMOnView

We’re excited to announce our new Latinx Initiative, which formalizes our ongoing efforts toward fostering Latinx repres...
02/13/2020
DePaul Art Museum announces Latinx Initiative | Press Releases | News | Newsroom | DePaul University, Chicago

We’re excited to announce our new Latinx Initiative, which formalizes our ongoing efforts toward fostering Latinx representation and participation in museum exhibitions, collections, and public programs. Consisting of curatorial research and exhibitions, as well as collection- and community-building, the Latinx Initiative is a multi-year research inquiry focused on artists of Latin American heritage living and working in the United States.

Read the full announcement below for details!

"Fish captures the shifting hues of daylight, illustrates and elevates the vernacular details we so often overlook, and ...
02/12/2020
Visual Art Source

"Fish captures the shifting hues of daylight, illustrates and elevates the vernacular details we so often overlook, and locates a wealth of inspiration from the rote patterns of everyday living."

Thank you to Robin Dluzen and Visual Art Source for this thoughtful review of Julia Fish: bound by spectrum, on view for just 10 more days: bit.ly/DPAMJuliaFish

Continuing through February 23, 2020In her quiet, minimalist works Julia Fish ensures that the way we experience space is changed. For decades, Fish has cast her formalist eye upon the details of the domestic environment. In this survey of the artist’s work from the past ten years, the light, pale...

FRIDAY — DPAM Director Julie Rodrigues Widholm and Assistant Curator Mia Lopez will co-chair the panel "Expanding the Ca...
02/12/2020

FRIDAY — DPAM Director Julie Rodrigues Widholm and Assistant Curator Mia Lopez will co-chair the panel "Expanding the Canon: Curatorial and Art Historical Activism" at the College Art Association (CAA) Annual Conference. The panel is from 10:30am–12pm and Friday is pay-as-you-wish! bit.ly/2ULt3vm

The CAA Annual Conference brings together over 5,000 art historians, artists, designers, and visual arts professionals to share their research and make connections.

A reminder that thanks to generous support from the Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation, Friday, February 14th will be #CAA2020 Pay-as-You-Wish day. Friday also features our Distinguished Artist Interviews (free and open to the public) and a wealth of programming under the "Undergraduate Focus" category: http://bit.ly/2vhvNpv ⁠⠀
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This week's events explore the artistic process and inspirations behind Julia Fish's paintings and works on paper on vie...
01/28/2020

This week's events explore the artistic process and inspirations behind Julia Fish's paintings and works on paper on view in her solo exhibition, Julia Fish: bound by spectrum, through February 23.

Wednesday, January 29, 6–7:30pm
Gallery Talk with Julia Fish, Sarah Herda, and Dan Wheeler
Join artist Julia Fish, architect Dan Wheeler and Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts Director Sarah Herda for an in-depth look into the exhibition, Architectural Annotations, followed by a signing of Fish's catalogue.

Thursday, January 30, 6:30pm
DePaul Ensemble 20+ and DePaul Art Museum
Co-presented with the DePaul University School of Music, join us at the Holtschneider Performance Center for an evening exploring the intersections of art, architecture, and music. The program will begin at 6:30pm with a conversation between artist Julia Fish, composer and curator Anne Leilehua Lanzilotti, and faculty member Michael Lewanski, followed by a concert at 8pm by Ensemble 20+. Tickets are free and can be reserved online: bit.ly/2RBGD18

Where can you find the must-see Chicago exhibitions this winter? Hyde Park Art Center, Neubauer Collegium for Culture an...
01/25/2020
Four fantastic art shows to catch before they’re gone

Where can you find the must-see Chicago exhibitions this winter? Hyde Park Art Center, Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society, National Museum of Mexican Art, and yours truly. Featuring four emerging Latinx artists, Lori Waxman calls our current exhibition, Remember Where You Are, "worth braving the chilly weather to go and see." On view through February 23: bit.ly/DPAMRememberWhereYouAre

01/23/2020
DePaul University Alumni

🙋‍♀️ Raise your hand if you believe in diversity, social justice, and innovation. In amplifying under-recognized voices. In celebrating the past, present, and future of Chicago.

By donating to DPAM today during Depaul University's #BlueDemonChallenge, you are directly supporting our exhibitions, collection, and public programs, and ensuring that admission remains free for everyone. Make your gift and help the DePaul community reach their goal of $1 million → challenge.depaul.edu

TODAY'S THE DAY! Make a gift to DePaul during the #BlueDemonChallenge on Thursday, 1/23 and help us raise $1M in one day! How you can help: 1. Make your gift 2. Spread the word 3. Track our progress all day at challenge.depaul.edu!

THROUGH FEBRUARY 23 — From a 1922 Chicago storefront to the cotton fields of South Texas, discover how artists from Chic...
01/17/2020

THROUGH FEBRUARY 23 — From a 1922 Chicago storefront to the cotton fields of South Texas, discover how artists from Chicago and beyond examine the influence of architecture, geography, and place on their individual narratives and experiences.

DePaul Art Museum is located steps from the Fullerton CTA station and admission is always free: bit.ly/VisitDPAM

On view at DPAM #OnThisDay in 2017:Who do we revere and why? In an increasingly secular society, are museums the new tem...
01/16/2020

On view at DPAM #OnThisDay in 2017:

Who do we revere and why? In an increasingly secular society, are museums the new temples? Where do we build community? Where do we seek transcendent or contemplative spaces? Where do we go to connect, rejuvenate, heal, and find greater purpose and meaning?

“Four Saints in Three Acts” brought together contemporary artists including Andrea Büttner, Jeni Spota C., Devin Mays, Dan Ramirez, Kehinde Wiley, Nate Young, and Rodrigo Lara Zendejas who appropriate Christian imagery to examine their own relationships to religion and question what kinds of figures are spiritually, artistically, or socially revered today.

Taking the lead from today’s working artists and considering St. Vincent de Paul’s legacy at DePaul University, this exhibition opened a conversation to explore how contemporary art and religion might intersect or find interesting parallels around notions of faith, devotion, social justice, representation, and symbolic meaning. bit.ly/DPAMFourSaintsThreeActs

Images: Rodrigo Lara Zendejas, Chapel 2015; Beatos, 2016. Courtesy of the artist.

Melissa Leandro's installation in "Remember Where You Are" makes a fabulous selfie spot if we do say so ourselves🤳 It's ...
01/15/2020

Melissa Leandro's installation in "Remember Where You Are" makes a fabulous selfie spot if we do say so ourselves🤳 It's #MuseumSelfieDay — stop by to strike a pose today from 11am–7pm! Admission is always free: bit.ly/VisitDPAM

📢 JUST ANNOUNCED: The 2020 iteration of Frieze Art Fair in New York will feature a special "Chicago Tribute" section of ...
01/14/2020
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📢 JUST ANNOUNCED: The 2020 iteration of Frieze Art Fair in New York will feature a special "Chicago Tribute" section of women artists curated by DPAM Director & Chief Curator Julie Rodrigues Widholm.

Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the ratification of women’s right to vote, Frieze will pay homage to the pioneering women artists of Chicago including Gladys Nilsson, Suellen Rocca, Clare Rojas, Evelyn Statsinger, and Melissa Leandro.

San Antonio-based artist Jenelle Esparza — who is currently featured at DPAM in Remember Where You Are) — is part of a n...
01/10/2020
Year of the Visible Woman: Artpace Opens 2020 With Exhibition, Gender Parity Pledge

San Antonio-based artist Jenelle Esparza — who is currently featured at DPAM in Remember Where You Are) — is part of a new group exhibition at Artpace San Antonio that celebrates women artists.

Visibilities: Intrepid Women of Artpace brings together the work of 17 women artists of diverse backgrounds, ages, and stylistic approaches. The exhibition includes a textile work by Esparza in the shape of an American flag made from old tablecloths, clothing, and unfinished embroidery pieces of her grandmother’s. The idea, Esparza said, is “imagining a continent of women — or even that the women in South Texas form their own continent — and this is their flag.”

“I want DePaul Art Museum to be a fearless leader of museum practice in the 21st century by providing artists who are no...
01/09/2020
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“I want DePaul Art Museum to be a fearless leader of museum practice in the 21st century by providing artists who are not given equal opportunities a place to show the wide range of human experience. The museum strives to be an accessible institution and a place for intellectual curiosity and learning about each other through art."

Learn more about Director and Chief Curator Julie Rodrigues Widholm's vision for DPAM and how she responds to the challenges facing museums today via DePaul Newsline.

DePaul University Newsline > Sections > Ask an Expert > DePaul Art Museum strives to provide space for new and underserved artists

OPENING MARCH 19: Organized by the Harn Museum of Art, The World to Come: Art in the Age of the Anthropocene awakens us ...
01/08/2020

OPENING MARCH 19: Organized by the Harn Museum of Art, The World to Come: Art in the Age of the Anthropocene awakens us to the physical and social effects of the Anthropocene, a much-debated term used to define a new geological epoch shaped by human activity.

The exhibition brings together more than 40 international artists who use photography, video, and sculpture to respond to dire global and local circumstances with resistance and imagination — sustaining and openness, wonder, and curiosity about the world to come → bit.ly/DPAMTheWorldToCome

The materials used in the exhibition Remember Where You Are reflect experiences both personal and shared, suggesting dis...
01/07/2020

The materials used in the exhibition Remember Where You Are reflect experiences both personal and shared, suggesting distinct perspectives on concepts of home, culture, and family. Chicago-based artist Melissa Leandro works with textiles and found furniture to explore cultural identity and domestic space. Her works often incorporate floral patterns reminiscent of the natural environment in Costa Rica, from which her family emigrated to Miami.

Learn more about these themes of exploration, textile, family, and home from Assistant Curator Mia Lopez on a guided tour this Saturday, January 11 at 12pm. Free and open to everyone → facebook.com/events/2461317410789330

"Doris Salcedo’s 'Palimpsest' is the most emblematic artwork of the last decade in the way it addresses the scale and cy...
01/02/2020
What Was the Most Influential Artwork of the Decade? We Asked Dozens of Art-World Experts to Tell Us What They Thought

"Doris Salcedo’s 'Palimpsest' is the most emblematic artwork of the last decade in the way it addresses the scale and cyclical nature of violence, outrage, and forgetting in various contexts around the world from mass shootings to refugee crises."

artnet rounded up some of the most influential artworks of the 2010s according to art world experts including DPAM's own Julie Rodrigues Widholm. Follow the link for the full list!

#YearInReview: This fall DPAM opened Julia Fish: bound by spectrum, the first major museum survey of Fish's work in more...
12/28/2019

#YearInReview: This fall DPAM opened Julia Fish: bound by spectrum, the first major museum survey of Fish's work in more than 20 years. For three decades, Fish has used her house and its vernacular architecture — a 1922 Chicago storefront designed by Theodore Steuben — as the basis for a system of mapping color, form, and light in paintings and works on paper.

Accompanying her solo exhibition, Fish guest-curated a selection of works on paper, drawn largely from DPAM’s collection, that gives context to her own engagement with domestic and public architectural space. Both exhibitions are on view through February 23 → bit.ly/DPAMJuliaFish

Organized on the occasion of the Chicago Architecture Biennial.

#YearInReview: This summer San Antonio-based artist Jimmy James Canales embarked on a two-day, 27-mile trek across Chica...
12/26/2019

#YearInReview: This summer San Antonio-based artist Jimmy James Canales embarked on a two-day, 27-mile trek across Chicago, documenting the people and places he encountered en route, as part of the exhibition Remember Where You Are. Canales views his walk in Chicago as an outsider’s attempt to understand the city and to make connections with its inhabitants.

In the exhibition Remember Where You Are, artists Canales, Jenelle Esparza, Melissa Leandro, and Emilio Rojas use performance, sculpture, and textiles to explore the geographies and memories that form the context through which they establish their sense of self. On view now through February 23 → bit.ly/DPAMRememberWhereYouAre

Organized on the occasion of the Chicago Architecture Biennial.

🙌 We're incredibly honored to have our very own Director and Chief Curator Julie Rodrigues Widholm named one of the Chic...
12/24/2019
Chicagoan of the Year in museums: Julie Rodrigues Widholm brings purposeful multiculturalism into rising DePaul Art Museum

🙌 We're incredibly honored to have our very own Director and Chief Curator Julie Rodrigues Widholm named one of the Chicago Tribune's Chicagoans of the Year, recognized for her purposeful commitment to diversity and inclusion at DPAM.

DePaul Art Museum Director and Chief Curator Julie Rodrigues Widholm is the Tribune's Chicagoan of the Year in museums. Her stewardship at DPAM has been marked by rising attendance and a firm focus on overturning traditional, exclusionary museum practices.

#YearInReview: On view this summer as part of the National Veterans Art Museum Triennial, Eric J. Garcia: The Bald Eagle...
12/23/2019

#YearInReview: On view this summer as part of the National Veterans Art Museum Triennial, Eric J. Garcia: The Bald Eagle's Toupee featured a site-specific mural in which Garcia reflects on his experience as a young recruit, accompanied by a soundtrack of war and combat sound effects. In the sculpture War Nest, Garcia considers the constant presence of violence in his life, using wooden guns to demonstrate the proliferation of gun violence in American culture.

Garcia also designed a foldout poster featuring drawings and cartoons that expand on the exhibition themes. bit.ly/DPAMEricJGarcia

#YearInReview: DPAM made international headlines this summer for being the first art museum to feature the work of Bob R...
12/23/2019

#YearInReview: DPAM made international headlines this summer for being the first art museum to feature the work of Bob Ross ("The Joy of Painting" with Bob Ross).

New Age, New Age: Strategies for Survival brought together twenty-seven artists whose work appropriates, critiques, or embraces New Age aesthetics and concerns from a contemporary perspective. Organized by themes associated with New Age culture, including metaphysical rituals and practices, connecting with the natural environment, and imagined communities for the future, the exhibition examined how artists today use alternative practices as tools of resistance, empowerment, community, healing, and self-care. bit.ly/DPAMNewAgeNewAge

#YearInReview: "Butchcraft" is the preferred term Chicago-based artist Betsy Odom uses to describe her subversion of tra...
12/21/2019

#YearInReview: "Butchcraft" is the preferred term Chicago-based artist Betsy Odom uses to describe her subversion of traditional craft practices. Her handcrafted sporting objects were on view this winter alongside a full-length, fully-playable badminton net collaboratively made with artist kg.

Utilizing skills ranging from leather tooling, woodworking, and ceramics to airbrushing, sewing, and metalworking, Odom employs techniques that are often associated with masculinity and plays with stereotypical associations around gender, sexuality, and sports. bit.ly/DPAMButchcraft

#YearInReview: Featuring all new work by Karolina Gnatowski (who goes by gender-neutral kg), Some Kind of Duty was an ex...
12/20/2019

#YearInReview: Featuring all new work by Karolina Gnatowski (who goes by gender-neutral kg), Some Kind of Duty was an exhibition on view this winter featuring handwoven tapestries that hold precious remnants of kg’s life together, both metaphorically and literally. By incorporating evidence of everyday life into the work, kg tells stories through materials — stories of love, loss, memories, pairing, friendship, addiction, and sobriety. bit.ly/DPAMkg

"We want to be a little bit provocative."Director and Chief Curator Julie Rodrigues Widholm sat down with ABC 7 Chicago ...
12/17/2019
DePaul Art Museum focuses on diversity, inclusion

"We want to be a little bit provocative."

Director and Chief Curator Julie Rodrigues Widholm sat down with ABC 7 Chicago this morning to talk diversity and inclusion in museums, and how DPAM is fearlessly embracing the role of a 21st-century museum.

Watch the full interview below!

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12/16/2019

DePaul Newsroom

This spring DePaul Art Museum will present "The World to Come" an exhibition that awakens viewers to the physical and social effects of the “Anthropocene," a much-debated term used to define a new geological epoch shaped by human activity.

More at http://depaulne.ws/dpam_wtc

At DePaul Art Museum, we provide a welcoming space for people to connect through art. This season, invite your cousin, c...
12/12/2019

At DePaul Art Museum, we provide a welcoming space for people to connect through art. This season, invite your cousin, coworker, or college roommate to DPAM to discover the meticulous work of Julia Fish, be transported to 1920s Chicago with architectural drawings by the Burnham Brothers, and have a seat in Melissa Leandro's living room-inspired installation.

NOTE: The museum will be closed for the holidays from December 22 through January 1. We look forward to welcoming you before or after then → bit.ly/VisitDPAM

"Fish’s work defies reductive categorization. The paintings do not yield easily, and it is this very stubbornness that I...
12/04/2019
Exploded View

"Fish’s work defies reductive categorization. The paintings do not yield easily, and it is this very stubbornness that I relish."

Enjoy this thoughtful review of Julia Fish: bound by spectrum via fnewsmagazine. The exhibition is on view through February 23 — don't miss it! bit.ly/DPAMJuliaFish

At the DePaul Art Museum, Julia Fish paints architecture into abstraction.

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935 W Fullerton Ave
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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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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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