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 ​

The Image Pool Curator's Tour

Wednesday, July 31, 2024, 5:30-6:30pm

Please join DePaul Art Museum in collaboration with Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art for a curator’s tour with David Maruzzella, PhD., curator of DPAM’s current exhibition The Image Pool. The exhibition investigates artists from DPAM’s permanent collection typically described as “folk,” “self-taught,” “outsider,” or “intuitive,” due to their seeming distance from the institutional sanctions of art schools, museums, galleries, and mainstream commercial success. Intentionally problematizing the insider/outsider distinction, this exhibition—featuring works by Eugene Von Bruenchenhein, Mr. Imagination, Marva Lee Pitchford-Jolly, June Wayne, Derek Webster, and Joseph Yoakum--instead frames these works as exemplary of what it means to be a contemporary artist rather than an exception. The tour will explore the aesthetic materials from personal and imagined histories, ambient culture, and elements of the modern world that influenced these artists and the fundamental shifts that prompted a renegotiation of their deserved place in art history.



Monday, August 5-Wednesday, September 11, All Day

DPAM is closed to the public from Monday, August 5 through Wednesday, September 11 as we install our fall 2024 exhibitions: "Edgar Miller: Anti-Modern, 1917-1967" and "The Spaces We Call Home." We appreciate your patience and look forward to seeing you for the opening events on Thursday, September 12.

DPAM Fall/Winter Exhibitions Opening Reception

Thursday, September 12, 2024, 7-9pm

Please join us for an in-person reception celebrating the opening of DPAM’s Fall 24/Winter 25 exhibitions Edgar Miller: Anti-Modern, 1917,1967 and The Spaces We Call Home. Light refreshments will be served.


(Left) Edgar Miller, Celotex Building Products “The Architects Ball,” 1938. Printed program cover. Collection of DePaul Art Museum, gift of Paul and Janis Miller.

(Right) Ania Jaworska, Corner Light, 2021. Custom laminate, wood, mirror. Graphic surfaces in collaboration with the artist Beverly Fre$h. Courtesy of the Artist and Volume Gallery, Chicago.