Museum Awarded LEED Silver Certification
March 14, 2012
DPAM has recently been awarded LEED Silver certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) for our sustainable design and construction principles.
The project included sustainable features such as energy efficient HVAC and lighting systems, storm-water collection, retention and filtering systems, water-efficient landscaping, a partial green roof and reflective roof coatings, which reduce energy consumption by 17.6%.
WMA Consulting Engineers, Ltd. designed the mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection systems and provided energy modeling for the new, three-story, 15,000 square foot building, along with the architectural group of Antunovich & Associates.
DPAM on YouTube
March 12, 2012
If you have missed any of our public programs, we will be posting a variety of filmed panels and lectures on YouTube.
Visit here: http://www.youtube.com/user/DePaulArtMuseum
“Studio Malick,” Warhol Exhibitions Open March 29
The DePaul Art Museum will feature portraits by the internationally celebrated photographer Malick Sidibé, who has documented life in Bamako, Mali, for half a century, as part of “Studio Malick,” an exhibition that opens March 29. Free and open to the public, the exhibition runs through June 3.
At the same time, “Andy Warhol: Photographs,” an exhibition featuring 25 original Polaroid photographs and gelatin silver prints, will also be on display. Images of the famous and not-so-famous show Warhol’s fascination with celebrity and his practice of making photos that served as sketches for more finished works of art. The works are part of a gift to the DePaul Art Museum from the Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy Program.
An opening reception for the exhibitions will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. March 29 at the museum, located at 935 W. Fullerton Ave., just east of the CTA’s Fullerton “L” stop.
Studio Malick features lively black-and-white photographs by Sidibé, a Malian photographer noted for his carefully posed portraits and images of the exuberant nightlife in Bamako in the 1960s. Sidibé’s photos capture a unique moment in a time of political transition and cultural liberation as a youth culture of music, dancing and fashion exploded in the once-conservative West African nation of Mali as it gained independence from France.
“Sidibé’s photos are simultaneously intimate and evocative of an extraordinary time and place,” said Louise Lincoln, director of the DePaul Art Museum. “His use of props and the way he posed his subjects present them as they wished to be seen, and at the same time his perception of character makes each image distinctive.”
In recent years, Sidibé has been celebrated internationally for the strength and insight of his photographs, and his work has moved from being family keepsakes in middle-class Bamako homes to adorning the walls of museums throughout the world.
With a diversity of photographic objects—original proofs and recent enlargements of studio portraits, along with the vintage prints displayed in hand-painted frames—this exhibition explores both the art and commerce of Studio Malick.
The Studio Malick and Andy Warhol exhibits are the second offerings at the DePaul Art Museum’s new $7.8 million home, which opened in September 2011. The museum is open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. For more information, please call (773) 325-7506 or visithttp://museums.depaul.edu.
Taking Turns: Stories from HIV/AIDS Unit 371 with author MK Czerwiec
MARCH 30 | 6:30 PM AT DEPAUL ART MUSEUM
Comics have a long history in the arenas of public health messaging, political activism, and memoir. Comics can bear witness to stigmatized realities, create a new medium for representation, and inspire community engagement and empowerment. This lecture will contextualize the new graphic memoir Taking Turns: Stories from HIV/AIDS Care Unit 371 within the history of comics about HIV and AIDS.
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One day this kid will get larger Panel: Kenyon Farrow & Jennifer Brier
APRIL 1 | 1:00 PM AT DEPAUL ART MUSEUM
Working at the intersections of HIV/AIDS activism and the movement for Black Lives, the scholar, writer and activist Kenyon Farrow will offer a presentation on the correlation between AIDS activism and prison activism – highlighting the many ways in which HIV+ individuals, particularly low-income and black or brown individuals, are criminalized and incarcerated for their health status. Q&A with Farrow will be moderated by historian Jennifer Brier (Director of Gender and Women’s Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago).
Free and open to everyone, but space is limited. Please register in advance.
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The Dead Taste Sweeter Than the Living (After Felix Gonzalez-Torres) by Emilio Rojas in collaboration with Paul Escriva
APRIL 2 | 2:30 PM AT DEPAUL ART MUSEUM
A multimedia performance inspired by the Art AIDS America exhibition at Alphawood Gallery and the companion exhibition One day this kid will get larger at DePaul Art Museum (DPAM), The Dead Taste Sweeter Than the Living is a mobile, interactive event that takes place at both art spaces with a procession in between. The project began and continues with the daily collection of pieces of candy from Felix Gonzalez-Torres’ Untitled (Portrait of Ross in LA), 1991, at the Art Institute of Chicago. Rojas then uses these elements in public performances to initiate a dialogue around mourning, grief, celebration and the impact of loss in queer communities through the AIDS crisis.
2:30 to 4pm at DePaul Art Museum
4:15 to 5:30pm at Alphawood Gallery
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