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


Tarot Reader Meet-up

Sunday, January 26, 2–4pm

Join us monthly at DPAM to meet other local tarot enthusiasts, learn a little something, trade readings, and make new friends! At this casual two-hour event, we'll spend the first half discussing a tarot topic and/or working through a tarot exercise together. Then, we'll break into smaller groups to trade readings with. This meet-up is free and open to tarot readers of all skill levels, from total beginners to full-time professionals! Attendees are asked to bring at least one tarot deck of their own. See on Facebook →

This meet-up will be hosted monthly on September 22, October 27, November 24, December 8, January 26, and February 23 from 2–4pm.

About the facilitators: Kristen Kaniewski and Ethan Schleeter are artists, museum professionals, and certified tarot readers who have been active in various Chicago tarot groups for the past few years. At previous DPAM events they have presented on subjects such as "Tarot Myths and Traditions" and "Tarot Symbolism."


Architectural Annotations Gallery Conversation and Book Signing with Julia Fish, Sarah Herda, and Dan Wheeler

Wednesday, January 29, 6–7:30pm

Accompanying her solo exhibition concurrently on view, artist Julia Fish guest-curated a selection of works on paper drawn largely from DePaul Art Museum’s collection. Featuring architectural plans, views, and elevation studies alongside annotated musical scores and graphic analyses, Architectural Annotations contextualizes Fish’s artistic inspirations and process. Join Fish in conversation with architect Dan Wheeler and Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts Director Sarah Herda for an in-depth look into the exhibition followed by a book signing of DPAM’s newest catalogue, Julia Fish: bound by spectrum. See on Facebook →

Presented in partnership with the Chicago Architecture Biennial, DePaul Department of Art, Media, and Design, DePaul Department of History of Art and Architecture, and Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.


Inspired by Architecture: Scores, Plans, and Paintings

Thursday, January 30, 6:30pm

In collaboration with artist Julia Fish, composer and curator Anne Leilehua Lanzilotti, and DePaul School of Music faculty member Michael Lewanski, DePaul Art Museum presents an evening that will explore the connections between art, architecture, and music. The program will begin with a conversation between Fish, Lanzilotti, and Lewanski, followed by a concert by the DePaul School of Music’s Ensemble 20+. Curated by Lewanski and Lanzilotti as well as composer Andrew Norman, the musical selections will reflect themes explored in DPAM’s current exhibitions — Julia Fish: bound by spectrum, Architectural Annotations, and Remember Where You Are — including architecture, light, revision, and memory.

This event will take place at the DePaul Holtschneider Performance Center (2330 N Halsted St). Tickets are free and can be reserved via the links below:

6:30–7:30pm: Panel (Allen Recital Hall)
8pm: Concert (Gannon Concert Hall)

Presented in partnership with the Chicago Architecture Biennial, DePaul School of Music, and DePaul Department of History of Art and Architecture.


Music in the Galleries: Andrew Norman’s Companion Guide To Rome

Thursday, February 6, 6pm

On the occasion of the exhibitions, Julia Fish: bound by spectrum and Architectural Annotations, musicians Francisco L. Malespin (cello), Annika Sundberg (viola), and Brent Taghap (violin) will perform composer Andrew Norman’s Companion Guide to Rome. Scores from the composition were curated by Julia Fish in Architectural Annotations, as she drew parallels between her artistic practice and Norman’s reflections on architecture through music. Malespin, Sundberg, and Taghap are all alumni of the DePaul School of Music; the trio’s performance will last 30 minutes. See on Facebook →


Curator’s Tour: Julia Fish: bound by spectrum

Wednesday, February 12, 12–1pm

DePaul Art Museum Director and Chief Curator Julie Rodrigues Widholm will lead visitors on a guided tour of the exhibition Julia Fish: bound by spectrum. The exhibition presents a survey of the last decade (2009–19) of Fish’s paintings and works on paper while providing new scholarship around her ongoing project that brings together the disciplines of painting, drawing, and architecture. The tour will explain how Fish examines and recontextualizes evidence of her house, most recently thresholds between rooms, within her work as well as themes of light, perspective, and process. See on Facebook →


Tarot Reader Meet-up

Sunday, February 23, 2–4pm

Join us monthly at DPAM to meet other local tarot enthusiasts, learn a little something, trade readings, and make new friends! At this casual two-hour event, we'll spend the first half discussing a tarot topic and/or working through a tarot exercise together. Then, we'll break into smaller groups to trade readings with. This meet-up is free and open to tarot readers of all skill levels, from total beginners to full-time professionals! Attendees are asked to bring at least one tarot deck of their own. See on Facebook →

This meet-up will be hosted monthly on September 22, October 27, November 24, December 8, January 26, and February 23 from 2–4pm.

About the facilitators: Kristen Kaniewski and Ethan Schleeter are artists, museum professionals, and certified tarot readers who have been active in various Chicago tarot groups for the past few years. At previous DPAM events they have presented on subjects such as "Tarot Myths and Traditions" and "Tarot Symbolism."


Opening Reception | The World to Come: Art in the Age of the Anthropocene

Thursday, March 19, 6–8pm

Please join us to celebrate the opening of The World to Come: Art in the Age of the Anthropocene. Organized by the Harn Museum of Art, The World to Come awakens us to the physical and social effects of the Anthropocene, a much-debated term used to define a new geological epoch shaped by human activity. The exhibition brings together more than 40 international artists who use photography, video, and sculpture to respond to dire global and local circumstances with resistance and imagination — sustaining and openness, wonder, and curiosity about the world to come. See on Facebook →


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