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Residency: Dorothy Burge and Vincent Wade Robinson

Wednesday, June 15 to Wednesday, June 29, All Day

DePaul Art Museum welcomes Chicago based artists Dorothy Burge and Vincent Wade Robinson for a two-week residency. Artist Dorothy Burge is a fabric and multimedia artist and community activist who is inspired by history and current issues of social justice. She is one of the strongest voices in Chicago for police accountability and reparations for survivors of police torture. Artist Vincent Wade Robinson is a CPD survivor himself. He spent 31 years in state prison, teaching and working as an artist in a variety of different mediums and his passion for art kept him sane for more than three decades and continues to be his source of happiness today. Both artists will be working in DPAM’s event space throughout museum open hours, making artworks together while telling stories and engaging in conversation with museum visitors around their personal and community struggles, activism, and daily courage for navigating the impacts of our prison systems.

Top: Vincent Wade Robinson. Photo: Mark Poucher Bottom: Dorothy Burge. Photo: Joshua Clay Johnson

This program is made possible in part by a grant from Illinois Humanities through its Envisioning Justice initiative and and by DePaul University’s Vincentian Endowment Fund.