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



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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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


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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