The Center for Mediocrity Launch & Talent Show

May 21, 2018

May 31 | 1-2 pm

In conjunction with the current BEVERLY FRESH: Really Somethin Else exhibition, DPAM presents the launch of the Center for Mediocrity. The Center for Mediocrity is a new research fellowship program co-sponsored by the DePaul Humanities Center and administered by artist and DePaul faculty member Matthew Girson. For more information go to www.centerformediocrity.com.

The launch will include a Less Than Extraordinary Talent Show and a series of impersonations of not famous people which might include: an impersonation of very happy  guy named Josh, ”the crook” (finger dance), impression of “Cuddles,” a dog who Cuddles when he sees Alex Trebek on television, some anti-jokes, non sequiturs, maybe an impression of a Berlin or Den Haag based graphic designer talking about bookbinding or the ghost of Terrence Mckenna at Whole Foods. The event will include opportunities for guests to present their own (less than) extraordinary talents and do impersonations (of not famous people). Refreshments will be served.

DPAM after DARK

May 16, 2018

May 24, 2018 | 7-10 pm

The DePaul Art Museum Student Advisory Board in partnership with the DePaul Art History Club presents DPAM’s annual student night, DPAM After Dark. All DePaul students are invited to participate in art-making activities, guided tours, scavenger hunts, and interactive demonstrations in the museum galleries and event space. Student performers and campus groups will provide entertainment throughout the evening. Free food and refreshments will be provided.

All attendees must have DePaul Student IDs.

 

“Out of Easy Reach” DPAM Curator’s Tour

April 6, 2018

Saturday, July 21, 12 pm

Join DPAM Assistant Curator Mia Lopez for a guided tour of Out of Easy Reach. Featuring local and national artists, the exhibition explores how American artists from the Black and Latinx diasporas who identify as women are using various forms of abstraction to navigate, respond to, and embrace the contemporary world.

Free and open to everyone. Register

“Out of Easy Reach” Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon

Saturday, June 16, 12 pm

One of the curatorial endeavors of the exhibition “Out of Easy Reach” is to promote women artists from the Black and Latinx diasporas. DPAM will host a Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon for DePaul students and members of the general public to help create and improve Wikipedia entries for artists in “Out of Easy Reach”, using the catalogue and exhibition research materials. No previous Wikipedia editing experience is needed, but please bring your own laptop.

Free and open to everyone. Register 

 

“BEVERLY FRESH: Really Somethin Else” Curator’s Tour

Wednesday, June 6, 12 pm

DePaul Director and Chief Curator Julie Rodrigues Widholm gives a tour of “BEVERLY FRESH: Really Somethin Else”, the first solo museum exhibition of multimedia artist, performer and DePaul Professor Zack Ostrowski.

Free and open to everyone. Register

Upcoming Events

DPAM after DARK

5/24/2018

May 24, 2018 | 7-10 pm

The DePaul Art Museum Student Advisory Board in partnership with the DePaul Art History Club presents DPAM’s annual student night, DPAM After Dark. All DePaul students are invited to participate in art-making activities, guided tours, scavenger hunts, and interactive demonstrations in the museum galleries and event space. Student performers and campus groups will provide entertainment throughout the evening. Free food and refreshments will be provided.

All attendees must have DePaul Student IDs.

 

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WILD AMERICAN DOGS REAL BIG TENT REVIVAL

5/30/2018

Wednesday, May 30, 5:30 – 6:30 pm

Join performers BEVERLY FRESH, THE CROONER, AND PAYTON, for a one night only event! With songs, stories, jokes, cries, grunts, moans, squeals and hollers, this call-and-response show will let you air your lungs out real good! So pick your purse and watch your watch because the WILD AMERICAN DOGS are REALLY SOMETHIN ELSE! Come and see with your own eyes and get ready to be inside of it all!

Free and open to everyone. Register

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The Center for Mediocrity Launch & Talent Show

5/31/2018

May 31 | 1-2 pm

In conjunction with the current BEVERLY FRESH: Really Somethin Else exhibition, DPAM presents the launch of the Center for Mediocrity. The Center for Mediocrity is a new research fellowship program co-sponsored by the DePaul Humanities Center and administered by artist and DePaul faculty member Matthew Girson. For more information go to www.centerformediocrity.com.

The launch will include a Less Than Extraordinary Talent Show and a series of impersonations of not famous people which might include: an impersonation of very happy  guy named Josh, ”the crook” (finger dance), impression of “Cuddles,” a dog who Cuddles when he sees Alex Trebek on television, some anti-jokes, non sequiturs, maybe an impression of a Berlin or Den Haag based graphic designer talking about bookbinding or the ghost of Terrence Mckenna at Whole Foods. The event will include opportunities for guests to present their own (less than) extraordinary talents and do impersonations (of not famous people). Refreshments will be served.

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