Public Events


Public Events

All events are free and open to everyone and take place at DePaul Art Museum unless otherwise noted.

Upcoming Public Events ​

A Reading and Conversation with Cristina Rivera Garza

Wednesday, April 17, 2024, 6pm

Join us for a reading and conversation with internationally acclaimed author, Cristina Rivera Garza, who will discuss her award-winning non-fiction book, Liliana’s Invincible Summer: A Sister’s Search for Justice, a 2023 National Book Award Finalist. Dr. Rivera Garza serves as the M. D. Anderson Distinguished Professor in Hispanic Studies and Director of the Ph.D. program in Creative Writing in Spanish at the University of Houston, the first creative writing program in Spanish in the U.S. This event is in conjunction with DPAM’s exhibition, Selva Aparicio: In Memory Of and is in partnership with DePaul’s Center for Latino Research, Women's and Gender Studies and the Women's Center.

This will be a hybrid (virtual and in-person) event with limited in-person seating at DPAM. A book signing will follow and books are available for purchase.


Dandelions in the Concrete: A Night for Recentering Community

April 25, 2024, 5:30-7:30pm

This is an open event that welcomes students, faculty, community members, and their friends and families to create a space that cultivates a sense of transformation and healing for all bodies and people. There will be arts and crafts, food, storytelling, self care practices, and creative performances.

Dandelions is also a night dedicated to relationship building and practices of transformative justice within communities at DePaul and Chicago. AND, it is the perfect opportunity to meet new people.

In partnership with ​​DePaul’s Women and Gender Studies, the Women’s Center, College of Liberal Arts and Social Science, and Love & Protect.


DePaul Art Museum, The Theatre School, and DePaul’s School of Music Present "Memo", Opening May 9

Thursday, May 9, 2024, 7-9pm

Created in response to DePaul Art Museum’s exhibition Selva Aparicio: In Memory Of, Memo is a site-specific performance that explores privacy, secrets, and intimate moments in the context of ordinary household life. How do the walls of a home free us? Constrain us? Hold us? From the everyday absurdities of sharing space to the quick flares of family tempers, Memo invites audiences to join artists from The Theatre School, School of Music, and DePaul Art Museum in a unique look at who we are when we are not quite alone.

With DePaul student-developed and performed theatrical vignettes set to student-composed music, made in response to Chicago-based artist Selva Aparicio’s artworks, this run marks the first collaboration between three of the DePaul Fullerton Arts Corridor departments. Theatrical performances have been directed by The Theatre School’s Professor Coya Paz with musical guidance from the School of Music’s Osnat Netzer as part of The Learning Studio museum education initiative with Jim Duignan of DePaul’s College of Education for DPAM.

Performance Dates:

Thursday, May 9, 7–9pm

Friday, May 10, 7–9pm

Sunday, May 12, 2–4pm

Thursday, May 16, 2–5pm

Saturday, May 18, 7–9pm

Sunday, May 19, 2–4pm


Forms & Features at DePaul Art Museum: Poem-making as Housekeeping: A Generative Poetry Workshop on Domestic Violence

Saturday, May 11, 2024, 2-4pm

All are welcome to a poetry discussion and creative writing workshop led by Maggie Queeney of the Poetry Foundation. Together, we will explore a wide variety of poems and domestic violence through DePaul Art Museum’s exhibition Selva Aparicio: In Memory Of. In a guided poetry-writing workshop, we will create poems that reimagine remembered domestic spaces into structures providing recognition, shelter, nourishment, and liberation for survivors. 

This free workshop will take place in-person at DePaul Art Museum. Registration is required; space is limited. Virtual attendance will not be available, and the event will not be recorded. Registration opens on Monday, April 15. This program is for adult participants, aged 18 and older. 

A counselor will be in attendance for this program, and resources for those experiencing domestic violence will be available. We are happy to provide ASL interpretation for this program. If you would benefit from any other accessibility measures, please contact the Poetry Foundation by emailing Light refreshments will be provided.

Illustration by Sirin Thada