1. Dianna Frid & Richard Rezac: Split Complimentary

March 30, 2016

Split Complimentary accompanies the exhibition at the DePaul Art Museum featuring works by Dianna Frid and Richard Rezac shown alongside selected works from the museum’s permanent collection and the DePaul John T. Richardson Library’s Special Collection Archive. It features an essay by guest curator, Matthew Girson and a conversation between Dianna Frid and Richard Rezac.


2. Matt Siber: Idol Structures

August 27, 2015

Idol Structures accompanies an exhibition at the DePaul Art Museum of recent photographs and sculptures by Chicago-based artist Matt Siber, whose work explores the systems of corporate and mass-media communication that permeate the urban landscape. View the publication here.

Essays by Gregory J. Harris and David Raskin.

3. Liminal Infrastructure

May 19, 2015

Liminal Infrastructure presents newly commissioned photographs made in and around Chicago by the Optics Division of the Metabolic Studio. Working with the Liminal Camera, a massive, portable camera obscura fashioned from a shipping container, the Optics Division uses experimental technology in an ongoing effort to map and depict the American landscape. These large-scale prints not only highlight the evolving history of photographic imaging, but also locate the city of Chicago within a complex global network of transportation systems, industry, and commerce.

Essays by Lawrence Weschler and Gregory J. Harris

4. Ink, Paper, Politics: WPA-Era Printmaking from the Needles Collection

September 29, 2014

Ink, Paper, Politics is a beautifully produced catalog that accompanies an exhibition at the DePaul Art Museum in celebration of the generous gift to the museum of one hundred WPA-era prints from the collection of Belverd and Marian Needles. In addition to full-color reproductions of the prints in the exhibition, the book also features essays by leading scholars addressing various aspects of American printmaking in the 1930s, as well as a brief essay by the collector. The result is a wonderful reminder of the stunning artwork that was produced in our name at one of our nation’s darkest times.

5. We Shall: Photographs by Paul D’Amato

November 4, 2013

With Contributions by Gregory J. Harris and Cleophus J. Lee

With We Shall—a companion volume to the DePaul Art Museum exhibition of D’Amato’s photographs—D’Amato broadens his scope to include communities on Chicago’s west side. Through emotionally charged portraits and richly layered interior views, the fifty-four color photographs of We Shall share with us D’Amato’s genuine and complex perspective on life in some of the most challenging and troubled neighborhoods in the nation.

Upcoming Events

Opening Reception for Fall Exhibitions


Sept. 7, 2017 | 6 – 8pm

Join us for a public reception celebrating the opening of two exciting exhibitions at DePaul Art Museum- Ângela Ferreira: Zip Zap and Zumbi and Senga Nengudi: Improvisational Gestures.

Free and open to everyone.

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Gallery Talk with Senga Nengudi and Nora Burnett Abrams, Curator, MCA Denver and R.S.V.P. Activation


Sept. 9 | 2 pm

Artist Senga Nengudi and curator Nora Burnett Abrams will discuss the exhibition and the artist’s practice over the last four decades. Immediately following the talk performers will activate works in the R.S.V.P. series. This event is co-sponsored by the DePaul Women’s Center.

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Lecture with Dr. Breeze Harper


Sept. 22 | 12:30 – 3:00 pm

Dr. Breeze Harper a critical geographer and the creator of The Sistah Vegan Project (http://www.sistahvegan.com/welcome/), editor of Sistah Vegan: Black Female Vegans Speak On Food, Identity, Health, and Society, and author of Scars: A Black Lesbian Experience in Rural White New England (Sense Publishers 2014). Her current book project is Recipes for Racial Tension Headaches: A Critical Race Feminist’s Journey Through ‘Post-Racial’ USA’s Ethical Foodscape.  Her work directly relates intersectionality including race, class, gender, sexuality, physical abilities, and food studies. This event is organized by the DePaul Geography Department.

Free and open to everyone

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