Free museum: DePaul Art Museum
Where: DePaul Art Museum, 935 W. Fullerton, 773.325.7506
When: Mon–Tue: Closed, Wed–Th: 11 am–7 pm, Fri–Sun: 11 am–5 pm. DPAM is closed on the following days: Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, (December 25–27), and New Year’s Day.
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Admission, lectures, concerts, tours, receptions, gallery talks and special events are always free. The museum closes quarterly to change exhibits. Always call first before heading over.
DePaul Art Museum (DPAM)is located in a $7.8m 15,000 square foot building opened in 2011 on the university’s Lincoln Park campus.
It serves as a focal point for teaching and discussion through visual arts and material culture. The museum offers a wide variety of special exhibitions in all media throughout the year from distant continents to Chicago’s own backyard.
Learned Objects Studio Works by William Estrada, Regin Igloria, Nicole Marroquin, and Rochele Royster September 9, 2021 – February 13, 2022
Stockyard Institute 25 Years of Art and Radical Pedagogy September 9, 2021 – February 13, 2022
Remaking the Exceptional Tea, Torture, & Reparations | Chicago to Guantánamo March 10–August 7, 2022
Solo(s): Krista Franklin September 8, 2022–February 19, 2023
A Natural Turn: María Berrío, Joiri Minaya, Rosana Paulino, and Kelly Sinnapah Mary September 8, 2022–February 19, 2023
About DePaul Art Museum
DePaul Art Museum extends the University’s commitments to excellence, diversity and social concerns through educational exhibitions, collections, and programming that provide fresh perspectives on art and culture from distant continents to Chicago’s own backyard.
DePaul Art Museum is a 15,000-square-foot building on the university’s Lincoln Park campus. Staffed by museum professionals, it serves as a focal point for teaching and discussion through visual arts and material culture. It supports the educational mission of the university through its collections, exhibitions, programs, and events, which allow both students and members of the wider community to explore broadly the visual representation of ideas over time and space. Its collections and programs are diverse, but strongly represent art of the Chicago area. Many of its projects are historical or thematic in focus, but the gallery has a commitment to showing contemporary art as a means of exploring aspects of our own culture.
The museum offers a wide variety of special exhibitions in all media throughout the year, from thematic and historical exhibitions to works by contemporary artists. Recent presentations include paintings, sculpture, printmaking and installation by contemporary Iraqi artists; early twentieth-century photographs by Eugene Atget and Berenice Abbott, and old master prints by such artists as Dürer, Cranach, Rembrandt and Goya. Lectures, concerts, and special events provide additional perspectives.