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Visitor Policies

2022 Requirements for a Fun and Safe Visit

Proof of Vaccination

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:

  • Physical vaccine card
  • Photocopy of the card
  • Digital record or app on your phone
  • Printed record from a vaccine provider
Those 16 and over must also show a photo ID that corresponds with the name on their vaccination card.


Masks are mandatory for each visitor and must be worn over the nose and mouth at all times throughout the length of your visit. Any visitor without a mask will be provided one by DPAM staff upon entry. KN95 masks are preferred or visitors will be asked to double mask and will be provided an extra mask, if needed. Scarves, bandanas, and gaiters are not to be used as replacements for regular masks. If a guest must be reminded more than once to wear a mask while on site, the guest will be asked to leave the museum.

Capacity Numbers + Social Distancing

DPAM is always free and open to everyone. But, 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.

Class Visits

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 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​.

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 favorite 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 will provide masks for all who need them prior to entry and would like to 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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