Public Events

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Public Events

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

Upcoming Public Events


Guest Walks with Alberto Aguilar

Alternating Thursdays, March 10–May 26, All Day

For this series Alberto Aguilar will walk throughout Chicago neighborhoods with a different guest artist every other week. The pair will visit sites from the past in order to become more present while walking. They will speak about various topics that may be affected by things they encounter along the way. What happens on each walk will be unplanned but meaning will emerge and reflect each guest artist. Each walk will unfold on DPAM’s Instagram account (@depaulartmuseum) every other Thursday beginning on March 10.

This program is generously supported by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.


Seeing Family in Latinx Art: A Conversation with Diana Solís, Nicole Marroquin, and Deanna Ledezma

Wednesday, April 21, 6:00pm

DePaul Art Museum hosts a conversation with Chicago-based artists and arts educators, Diana Solís and Nicole Marroquin, and Deanna Ledezma, a photography studies scholar and writer. Building upon the nonbinary, gender-inclusive term used in the exhibition title, the panel will discuss how Latinx art expands notions of family and kinship. If the category of Latinx encompasses an array of identities and experiences, then how might Latinx art destabilize dominant ideas of family? How have issues of race, class, nationality, and sexuality shaped how Latinx artists visualize “the family”? The panelists will draw upon their own creative, research, and archival practices as well as artworks featured in the exhibition—including Solís’s photographs—to explore questions about the notion of family.

This program is generously supported by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

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Release of LatinXAmerican Spotify Playlist curated by DJ CQQCHIFRUIT

Friday, May 7, 12pm

DJ CQQCHIFRUIT created a Spotify playlist inspired by the exhibition LatinXAmerican at DePaul Art Museum. Stay tuned on May 7 at noon for the release of the playlist!

Jacquelyn Carmen Guerrero aka CQQCHIFRUIT is an interdisciplinary genderqueer artist and DJ of mixed Puerto Rican and Cuban descent originally from Hialeah, FL. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Northwestern University with concentrations in theater and dance in 2010, Guerrero became immersed in Chicago’s LGBTQIA+ nightlife underground. DJing, performing, and organizing in queer nightlife spaces since 2012, they are a co-founder of TRQPITECA, an artist duo and multimedia event production company that celebrates queer art and dance music culture. The potential of communal dance floors as sites that empower radical embodiment, healing, and liberation is a focus of their personal and collaborative social practice.

Photo: @colectivomultipolar


On Collaboration with Dianna Frid and Carla Nappi moderated by Cesáreo Moreno

Thursday, May 20, 6pm

This program explores the important role of interdisciplinary collaboration in artmaking, writing, and curating. Artist Dianna Frid included in DPAM’s exhibition LatinXAmerican and historical pataphysician Carla Nappi have collaborated on multiple occasions and will discuss their most recent research and art projects in Oaxaca, Chicago, and Croatia. This program will be moderated by Cesáreo Moreno, Visual Arts Director and Chief Curator, National Museum of Mexican Art, who will also share his vast experiences––mainly the joys and possibilities––of institutional and personal collaborations.

This program is generously supported by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

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Latinx Art within the Archipelago: Presented by Curator Aldeide Delgado and Artists Yelaine Rodriguez and Juana Valdés

Wednesday, June 2, 6pm

How do we consider the complexities of mixed heritages, multilingualism, and transnational migration within the category of “Latinx Art”? This panel problematizes the Latinidad concept and its relationship to Blackness as part of the modern/colonial project. Informed by contemporary archipelagic thinking, the panelists will reveal their practice while recognizing Latinx identity not as a holistic synthesis, but rather as a complex network of interrelationships between various traditions around the world that met in the western part of the Atlantic Ocean.

This program is generously supported by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

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