Fires Will Burn: Politically Engaged Art from the Permanent Collection

July 10 – December 21

/ 2014

Drawing on DePaul’s own collection, this exhibition surveys a wide range of political expression, from a Diego Rivera painting of the Mexican Revolution through John Wilson’s searing Down by the Riverside, a suite of etchings about slavery, and Gerda Meyer Bernstein’s powerful installation The Justice Chair. Of particular interest is a seldom-seen portfolio of prints by Chicago artists protesting the Vietnam War.