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Fall Exhibitions Opening Day and DePaul Sneak Preview

Thursday, September 9, All Day

All DePaul University students, staff, faculty, and alumni are invited to a sneak preview of DePaul Art Museum's Fall 2021 exhibitions, Stockyard Institute: 25 Years of Art and Radical Pedagogy and Learned Objects: Studio Works by William Estrada, Regin Igloria, Nicole Marroquin, and Rochele Royster! Catch a glimpse of the new exhibitions and purchase the accompanying publication before they officially open.

11am–2pm: DePaul Sneak Preview

2pm–7pm: General Public

CANCELED: LatinXAmerican Closing Party

Friday, August 13, 4pm–7pm

UPDATE: After much consideration and review of the current COVID statistics, we have made the difficult decision to cancel Friday’s LatinXAmerican closing party for the safety of everyone’s families. We were so looking forward to celebrating with you, but we are also committed to our civic responsibilities as a neighborhood organization and the continual care for our community. Hosting the party at this time felt counter to this mission.

It has been an honor and a pleasure to share the work of the important artists in this exhibition and we look forward to continuing our work in this area and celebrating each of these artists with you in the future.

Thank you for your understanding,


Virtual Launch: GAME NIGHT with Josue Pellot

Wednesday, July 28, 12pm

GAME NIGHT is a series of gatherings hosted by Chicago artist and rare game collector Josue Pellot. Selected guests were invited to play rare board games such “Capital Punishment” from 1981 and “What Shall I be? The Exciting Game of Career Girls” from 1966, at DePaul Art Museum. The games dissect social systems and structures and the main objective is to stimulate conversations throughout generations and identities of Chicago residents. GAME NIGHT challenges people to engage with topics that are taboo, to have healthy discourse through entertainment with enlightenment and education being the end goal.

The recorded games will be released on Wednesday, July 28 on DPAM’s YouTube Channel.

Ear Taxi Festival Preview Concerts: KAIA String Quartet

Saturday, July 24, 2pm

As part of DePaul Art Museum’s partnership with Ear Taxi Festival we bring a series of concerts and workshops to our galleries and across Chicago from July through October!

An advocate for the performance of the music of Latin America, Chicago-based KAIA String Quartet will present a program of Mexican and Uruguayan composers from the early 20th Century to the present, from Javier Alvarez’s provocative work “Metro Chabacano”, inspired by an art installation by Marcos Limenes in Mexico City to the “Second String Quartet” of Silvestre Revueltas, subtitled “Magueyes,” (the part of the agave plant used to make tequila). The second half of the program will feature the colorful and emotional “First String Quartet” of Carlos Chavez, a remarkable peek into the work from this brilliant composer. Finally, KAIA will perform the world premiere of a String Quartet by Elbio Barilari. Written in 2020, this work is rich with the rhythms and sounds of Barilari’s native Uruguay and is a delightful way to end this diverse and exciting afternoon of music.

SOLD OUT! Click here to watch the live stream.

Ear Taxi Festival Preview Concerts: Janice Misurell-Mitchell & Devin Clara Fanslow

Saturday, July 17, 2pm

DePaul Art Museum is pleased to partner with Ear Taxi Festival to bring a series of concerts and workshops to our galleries and across Chicago from July through October! This year’s theme, HEAR CHICAGO, highlights the vast array of styles and traditions of our city’s musical identity of the 21st century and, at DPAM, will focus on the Latinx and Latin American musicians and composers that add to the vibrancy of our artistic landscape across Chicago.

These first in-person performances at DPAM include The Light that Burns, in memoriam, Gabriel Mitchell, written and performed by Janice Misurell-Mitchell for solo flute and voice. Based on a phrase from the film Blade Runner: “The light that burns twice as bright burns half as long”, this composition contains both scripted and improvised material. Written after the death of the composer’s filmmaker, artist, and songwriter son Gabriel, this piece is a memorial to him and others who passed away too soon. Then, Fire Thief, led by composer/instrumentalist Devin Clara Fanslow, is a program of guided improvisation pieces written by Latinx composers, comprised of wind and plucked string instruments. In keeping with the mission of DPAM’s LatinXAmerican exhibition of promoting the work of Latinx and Latin American artists, the program will include musical works by Inti Figgis-Vizueta, David Mendoza, Spencer Arias, Joseph Jones and more.

Click here to watch the live stream.

Marcela Torres: Fire Drilling

Saturday, June 12, 4pm

In conjunction with LatinXAmerican, Marcela Torres performs world-in-the-song as part of Fire Drilling, an ongoing performance project that explores tobacco’s relationship to Latinidad and how western ideologies of capitalism transformed the resource of enlightenment into enslavement, displacement, illness, and diaspora. world-in-the-song focuses on original preparations of the master plant, centered on Indigenous cosmologies through tobacco pastes, snuff, and juices.

In addition to streaming this event virtually, we will have 10 tickets available for those who wish to attend in person. To reserve a spot please email by June 9.

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

La Otra Ribera: Peruvian Photography Virtual Exhibition Launch

Thursday, June 3, 5pm

This inaugural event launches La Otra Ribera. Photography, Nation and Mestizaje in the early 20th century Arequipa, Perua, a virtual exhibition curated by curated by Christine Mladic Janney, Juan Carlos Belon, and Ros Postigo of CIEFO, featuring images from the photographic archive of Manuel Jesús Glave and Víctor Alcázar. This event will open with a brief presentation of the exhibition on its virtual platform followed by a discussion about the historical context and state of conservation of the photographic archive, as well as the role of photography in the construction of Arequipa’s regional imaginary during the first half of the 20th century. Panelists will include Juan Carlos Belón, Christine Mladic Janney, Ros Postigo, Thomas Love and Eusebio Quiroz Paz Soldán; Fiorella Quintanilla and Pamela Cabala will moderate the conversation.

Co-organized by the Center for Research and Studies for Photography (CIEFO) and the Universidad Católica San Pablo, the Bicentennial Commission of the Universidad Católica San Pablo, the Center for the Arts of the Universidad Católica San Pablo, and the Centro de Estudios Peruvians from the San Pablo Catholic University of Arequipa, Peru. Sponsored by DePaul Art Museum (DPAM) and the Department of Latin American and Latino Studies at DePaul University, and supported by the Department of Modern Languages ​​at DePaul University.


Inauguración de la exposición virtual sobre el archivo fotográfico de Manuel Jesús Glave y Víctor Alcázar “La Otra Ribera. Fotografía, nación y mestizaje en la primera mitad del Siglo XX en Arequipa, Perú” curado por Christine Mladic Janney, Juan Carlos Belon y Ros Postigo de CIEFO. Este evento iniciará con una breve presentación de la exposición en su plataforma virtual, seguido de un conversatorio que abarcará temas sobre el archivo fotográfico, su estado de conservación, el contexto histórico; y el rol que desempeñó la fotografía en la construcción del imaginario regional de Arequipa en la primera mitad del Siglo XX. Se contará con la participación como panelistas de Juan Carlos Belón, Christine Mladic Janney, Ros Postigo, Thomas Love y Eusebio Quiroz Paz Soldán; y moderarán la conversación Fiorella Quintanilla y Pamela Cabala.

Co-organizado por el Centro de Investigación y Estudios para la Fotografía (CIEFO) y la Universidad Católica San Pablo, la Comisión Bicentenario de la Universidad Católica San Pablo, el Centro de las Artes de la Universidad Católica San Pablo, y el Centro de Estudios Peruanos de la Universidad Católica San Pablo de Arequipa, Perú. Patrocinado por el Museo de Arte de (DPAM) y el Departamento de Estudios Latinoamericanos y Latinos en la Universidad DePaul, y apoyados por el Departamento de Lenguas Modernas de la Universidad DePaul.


“Exposición virtual” nisqa qallarinqa Manuel Jesús Glaveq Víctor Alcázarpa ima phutu pirwankunamanta “Huk kaq mayu pata. Arequipapi, Perúpi phutu, suyu, misti kay ima “XX Siglo ” nisqa kushkan qallariynin ukhupi”, kay llank`anaqa qallarinqa pisimanta pisi kay “exposición virtual” nisqapi chaymanta rimanakuy qallarinqa phutu pirwa waqaychasqamanta, imayna kasqanmanta, “contexto histórico” nisqamanta; imaynatapunin Arequipa runakuna kay phutukunata qhawarinku “XX Siglo” nisqa kushkan qallariynin ukhupi. Hinallataq rimarinqaku wawqenchiskuna panachiskuna: Juan Carlos Belón, Christine Mladic Janney, Ros Postigo, Thomas Love, Eusebio Quiroz Paz Soldán ima; rimay kushkachaqtaq kanqa Fiorella Quintanilla, Pamela Cabalawan.

A Night at the Museum with the Latinx Alumni Chapter

Thursday, June 3, 6:00pm

Join the Latinx Alumni chapter as DePaul Art Museum's Interim Director, Laura-Caroline de Lara, takes us on a virtual tour of the museum's highly acclaimed LatinxAmerican exhibition. This intergenerational exhibition features nearly 40 Latinx artists from Chicago and beyond, bringing a voice to those artists and communities too-often omitted from our histories as a city and a nation. This highlights tour will explore the impetus behind the exhibition and the museum's multi-year Latinx initiative, while discussing such themes as immigration, family and material through an incredible range of artworks.

For more information on the museum and the exhibition visit

Open to all! Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 2, 2021 Registrants will receive a Zoom link the day of the event via email. The program is a partnership between DePaul Art Museum and DePaul University's Office of Alumni Relations and its Latinx Alumni Chapter.

Latinx Art within the Archipelago: Presented by Curator Aldeide Delgado and Artists Yelaine Rodriguez, Juana Valdés, and Nyugen E. Smith

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.

Curator Conversations with DPAM’s Assistant Curator Ionit Behar and Artist Rodrigo Lara Zendejas

*NEW DATE: Tuesday, May 25, 6pm

This year International Museum Day falls on May 18th and to celebrate DePaul Art Museum (DPAM) is collaborating with 21c Museum Hotel Chicago. DPAM’s Assistant Curator, Ionit Behar will be in conversation with artist Rodrigo Lara Zendejas who currently has work on view in DPAM’s exhibition LatinXAmerican, which features 38 Latinx artists from the Chicagoland area and beyond.

Curator Conversations at 21c Museum Hotel Chicago is a monthly series that asks a local art curator to chat with an artist of their choice with ties to the Chicago arts community. Each month those pairings change to give viewers a look into the rich arts community in the city.