DePaul Art Museum > Visit > Visitor Policies
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, January 19, DPAM will require proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID test result from within 72 hours prior to visitation for entry into the museum.
All visitors to DPAM (ages 5+) must show proof of full vaccination. Proof can include one of the following:
DPAM is always free and open to everyone.
reservations are highly recommended. Please click the link to reserve your slot today. Reservations may be made for parties of 5 people or less. In keeping with the City of Chicago's regulations for capacity limits within museums and cultural institutions, DPAM will be open to no more than 50 people at one time, with staggered reservations available throughout our open hours.
DPAM is still welcoming class visits for exhibition tours and collection visit. However, we require that all classes are registered through museum staff at least two weeks prior to your planned visit. Please complete our Group Visit Request Form or contact firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your visit. Non-DePaul classes of students ages 5+ are required to provide proof of vaccination/negative test results for each student and professor/chaperone in accordance with the guidelines mentioned above. DPAM staff will provide guidance about this when scheduling with you. Please allow extra time for check-in upon arrival. More information about teaching with the museum, both online and in-person, can be found here.
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.
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.
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.
Non-flash photography is encouraged. Share your experience and tag @DePaulArtMuseum on your favorite social media platform.