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Visitor Policies

​2022 Requirements for a Fun and Safe Visit

The health and well-being of our visitors, staff, and campus community is our priority and we continue to follow government and university guidance to help reduce the transmission of COVID-19. 

Beginning Wednesday, April 27, 2022:

General Museum Visits:​

  • DPAM will no longer require proof of vaccination to enter our building.
  • Masks are highly encouraged for visitors, but are no longer mandatory for entry. All DPAM staff is also highly encouraged to wear masks when interacting with guests.
  • DPAM is always free and open to everyone.  Reservations are not required but are highly recommended and greatly appreciated. Please click the link to reserve your slot today.  DPAM will be open to no more than 50 people in the building  at one time, with staggered reservations available throughout our open hours.

Group Visits and In-Person Programs

DPAM continues to welcome groups for tours and collection visits and we are beginning to again host in-person public programs. Please note that masks continue to be required for groups of 15 or more attendees in our galleries and event space and 8+ visitors to our collection room. We also require that all classes register with museum staff at least two weeks prior to your planned visit. Please complete our Group Visit Request Form or contact to schedule your visit. More information about teaching with the museum, both online and in-person, can be found here​.

Coat and bag check

DPAM's coat and bag check remain closed, so please pack lightly. The following items are NOT allowed in the museum: bags and purses larger than 13 x 17 x 4 in., backpacks of any kind (including backpack baby carriers), shopping bags, food, beverages of any kind (including water), or art materials other than pencil and paper. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. 

Purchases on Site

All of DPAM's beloved publications and tote bags will once again be for sale and, while not required, donations are always welcome! We continue to offer cashless and contactless payment methods, thanks to PayPal. DPAM front-desk staff will be happy to help you with any transactions while onsite. Or, all of our publications can still be purchased online through our publications page​.

Cleaning Protocols

Hand-sanitizing stations have been installed in the 1st and 2nd floor lobbies, outside of the galleries. Visitor services and custodial staff are regularly sanitizing public areas, such as restroom door handles, throughout the day. The exhibitions are completely touchless, with no headphones or interactive elements needed to enjoy them. Please let us know if this introduces alternative needs for any persons in your party with sensory processing disabilities and we will be happy to make adjustments during your visit. DPAM is closed on Mondays for total building deep cleanings and nightly cleanings take place each evening after closing.

Photography, Food, Etc.

Non-flash photography is encouraged. Share your experience and tag @DePaulArtMuseum on your favo​rite social media platform.

There is no food or drink allowed in the galleries. Visitors must use pencils, not pens, if taking notes. (Pencils provided at the front desk) No pets other than service animals are allowed in the galleries. Please do not touch the artwork or run in the galleries.

DPAM staff wishes to acknowledge the inequities associated with access to proper protection from COVID-19. We thank each of our guests in advance for your cooperation in abiding by the guidelines outlined when considering a visit and helping to keep all of our visitors and communities safe.

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