Panel Discussion: “Making it in Chicago” October 12, 2011 6pm

September 19, 2011

October 12, 2011 6-8 pm

Join us for a panel discussion to learn about the trials and tribulations of building an art career and becoming an artist in Chicago. Hear from Chicago’s own artists and gallerists – both commercial and non-profit.

Panelists include Monique Meloche, Director of moniquemeloche Gallery; Shannon Stratton, Director of Three Walls; Oli Watt, Artist; Rob Davis & Michael Langlois, Artists; Shane Huffman, Artist. Moderated by Duncan Mackenzie and Richard Holland of the Bad at Sports podcast

Grand Opening of New Museum Building

September 14, 2011

The DePaul Art Museum’s new $7.8 million home at 935 W. Fullerton Ave., just east of the CTA’s Fullerton “L” stop, will debut with the Sept. 17 opening of “Re: Chicago.” The exhibition, which will run through February 2012, will re-examine the careers and artistic reputations of Chicago artists over more than a century.

The museum’s inaugural exhibition, “Re: Chicago,” re-examines the careers and artistic reputations of Chicago artists over more than a century. Artwork for the exhibition was chosen by 40 people in the Chicago art world – from art critics to scholars to collectors – to propose an artist to include.

“What’s interesting, and one of the things that we’re exploring in the exhibition, is the simple, sort of obvious point that people understand art in a lot of different ways,” said museum director Louise Lincoln. “If you’re a collector, you see it differently from how a scholar sees it, from how a media critic sees it.”

Next to the artwork will be short paragraphs by the nominators about why they made their choices, and visitors to the exhibition are invited to give their input as well on laptops in the galleries, said Lincoln, who also serves as curator of the show.

“Early on, we decided not to interfere with the process. As a result, the show certainly has some holes. For example, Ed Paschke – the one Chicago artist everybody has heard of – is not represented,” Lincoln said. “But the list of who’s included is complex, and I like that. Some choices were really unexpected – like Margaret Ianelli, a wonderful graphic designer from the early 20th century, who was not only a female in a man’s world, but was also mentally ill. I’m thrilled she’s in the show. Another unconventional choice was Nick Cave, whose ‘sound suits’ alter the body in radical ways.”

The new museum will open to the public Sept. 17 with an opening reception and panel discussion with the catalog authors and conversations with artists in the galleries. Various additional events and programs, including faculty-run tours and a film festival, will be held throughout the show’s run.

At 15,200 square feet, the new three-story building more than doubles the space the museum previously occupied at the Richardson Library and includes space for class use, programs and events. The building’s mechanical systems are tailored to provide appropriate conditions for the care of artwork. A second-floor bay window facing the Fullerton “L” allows the museum to interact and communicate with commuters through messages and artwork.

Construction of the new art museum reflects DePaul’s broad commitment to the arts and parallels the university’s Performing Arts Campaign, which aims to improve the physical space for theatre and music education and performance.

“For our students and our community, direct access to the arts is an essential component of education,” said the Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider, C.M., president of DePaul. “Our new facilities for theatre and music will offer audiences an opportunity to see tomorrow’s performers in the making, and the new museum will let visitors, art and artists interact in novel ways. Art encourages the exploration of ideas in visual form and encourages new ways of thinking. That’s what a university is all about.”

DePaul has applied for LEED silver certification for the building based on its energy-efficient features, such as its partial green roof; reflective roof coatings; proximity to public transportation; water-efficient landscaping; stormwater system design; and energy-efficient heating, cooling and ventilation.

Grand Opening of the DePaul Art Museum Video on YouTube

Upcoming Events

Who Am I Now? The Art of the Con

4/25/2018

Wednesday, April 25, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

DePaul Student Center, Room 120

2250 N Sheffield Ave, Chicago 

On the eve of the opening of his first solo exhibition at DPAM, “BEVERLY FRESH: Really Somethin Else,” artist Zack Ostrowski will participate in a DePaul Humanities Center event on hoaxes, cons, and performance. The evening will also feature Carol Kaufman Kerman, sister of comedian Andy Kaufman, recalling her brother’s many personas; prankster Alan Abel discussing his life of cons and put-ons; and world-renowned tenor Luciano Pavarotti (accompanied by the Bach and Beethoven Experience).

For more information visit: https://las.depaul.edu/centers-and-institutes/depaul-humanities-center/events/Pages/spring.aspx

 

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Public Reception for Spring Exhibitions

4/26/2018

Please join us April 26 from 6-8 pm for a public reception celebrating the opening of three new exhibitions—”Out of Easy Reach,” “BEVERLY FRESH: Really Somethin Else,” and “DPAM Collects: Happy Little Trees and other Recent Acquisitions.”

Free and open to everyone.

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DPAM Spring Exhibition Opening Reception with a set by DJ Sadie Woods

4/26/2018

Thursday, April 26, 6-8pm

Join DPAM for a public reception as we celebrate the openings of “Out of Easy Reach”, “BEVERLY FRESH: Really Somethin Else”, and “DPAM Collects: Happy Little Trees and Other Recent Acquisitions. Chicago artist and DJ Sadie Woods will play a set inspired by themes and artists on view, including Afro-Latin and electronic music.

Free and open to everyone.

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