Press Releases



Women presidential candidates are focus of DePaul Art Museum window installation

Women presidential candidates are focus of DePaul Art Museum window installation

​​​​CHICAGO — The United States has never had a woman president, but the list of trailblazing women who have run for the office is longer than many... read more

Expert: Art museums ‘have work to do to represent complete human experience’

Expert: Art museums ‘have work to do to represent complete human experience’

​​CHICAGO — Historically, art museum galleries have lacked diversity of gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, abilities, and sexual orientation, and... read more

DePaul Art Museum sets out to ‘change art history’ with Latinx Initiative

DePaul Art Museum sets out to ‘change art history’ with Latinx Initiative

​​​CHICAGO — As a small but mighty influencer in the world of contemporary art, DePaul Art Museum is launching a Latinx Initiative to increase the... read more

Spring exhibition at DePaul Art Museum explores human impact on the environment

Spring exhibition at DePaul Art Museum explores human impact on the environment

​​CHICAGO — In spring 2020, DePaul Art Museum will present "The World to Come: Art in the Age of the... read more

Fall exhibitions at DePaul Art Museum examine architecture, place

Fall exhibitions at DePaul Art Museum examine architecture, place

​​​CHICAGO — DePaul Art Museum presents three new exhibitions this fall organized on the occasion of the Chicago Architecture Biennial. Together, the... read more

Air Force vet, artist Eric J. Garcia critiques militarization in ‘Bald Eagle’s Toupee’

Air Force vet, artist Eric J. Garcia critiques militarization in ‘Bald Eagle’s Toupee’

CHICAGO — A military veteran’s political art is the focus of “Eric J. Garcia: The Bald Eagle’s Toupee,” a new exhibition from DePaul Art Museum... read more

‘New Age, New Age’ at DePaul Art Museum examines social change, empowerment

‘New Age, New Age’ at DePaul Art Museum examines social change, empowerment

​​CHICAGO — The New Age movement emerged in the 1960s and provided alternative approaches to traditional Western culture, from yoga to... read more

Weaving, sports and LGBTQ identity in winter shows at DePaul Art Museum

Weaving, sports and LGBTQ identity in winter shows at DePaul Art Museum

​CHICAGO — Chicago-based artists Karolina Gnatowski and Betsy Odom, who create works of art using techniques of weaving, leather tooling, woodcarving... read more

DePaul Art Museum announces fall exhibitions

DePaul Art Museum announces fall exhibitions

CHICAGO — Steel sculptures and neon lights by artist and dancer Brendan Fernandes, which are based on fabricated African masks sold to tourists in... read more

How abstraction and identity factor into DePaul Art Museum's spring exhibitions

How abstraction and identity factor into DePaul Art Museum's spring exhibitions

CHICAGO — This Spring, DePaul Art Museum will offer an unconventional dialogue between its two exhibitions.In one gallery, Beverly Fresh — artist,... read more

DePaul Art Museum turns spotlight on printmaking in 3 winter exhibitions

DePaul Art Museum turns spotlight on printmaking in 3 winter exhibitions

CHICAGO — Printed works from various artists will be on display at DePaul Art Museum this winter. Three exhibitions will include works by... read more

Ângela Ferreira taps architecture, history at DePaul Art Museum

Ângela Ferreira taps architecture, history at DePaul Art Museum

CHICAGO — Architecture, art and history will intersect this fall at the DePaul Art Museum in “Ângela Ferreira: Zip Zap and Zumbi.” Museum... read more

Ritual and connection: DePaul Art Museum to feature Senga Nengudi

Ritual and connection: DePaul Art Museum to feature Senga Nengudi

CHICAGO — In the 1970s, artist Senga Nengudi would carry pantyhose and other supplies for her “R.S.V.P.” series of sculptures around in her bag.... read more

Quizzical art is focus of DePaul Art Museum’s ‘Stranger Things’ summer exhibition

Quizzical art is focus of DePaul Art Museum’s ‘Stranger Things’ summer exhibition

​CHICAGO — Art is meant to stimulate discussion and that is precisely the goal of DePaul Art Museum’s “Stranger Things” exhibition, which encourages... read more

Firelei Báez, Hương Ngô to bring work to DePaul Art Museum

Firelei Báez, Hương Ngô to bring work to DePaul Art Museum

​​CHICAGO — Caribbean and Asian influences will be on display at the DePaul Art Museum this spring with Miami artist Firelei... read more

DePaul University announces 2017 commencement speakers

DePaul University announces 2017 commencement speakers

CHICAGO — Speakers for DePaul University’s 119th commencement ceremonies are leaders in their respective fields including education, broadcast... read more

Young artists examine AIDS, childhood in show at DePaul Art Museum

Young artists examine AIDS, childhood in show at DePaul Art Museum

CHICAGO — For a rising generation of young, contemporary artists, the AIDS crisis has always been part of their lives. This winter, DePaul Art Museum... read more

‘Four Saints in Three Acts’ combines art, iconography at DePaul Art Museum

‘Four Saints in Three Acts’ combines art, iconography at DePaul Art Museum

​​CHICAGO — Art and the representation of saints have been intertwined for centuries. An upcoming winter exhibition at the DePaul... read more

DePaul Art Museum hires assistant curator, collection and exhibition manager

DePaul Art Museum hires assistant curator, collection and exhibition manager

CHICAGO — DePaul Art Museum announces the hiring of Mia Lopez as assistant curator and Laura-Caroline Johnson as collection and exhibition manager.... read more

DePaul Art Museum receives gift of 114 works by Chicago-based artists

DePaul Art Museum receives gift of 114 works by Chicago-based artists

​​CHICAGO — Collectors and artists in Chicago who are seeking to build a legacy of the city’s modern and emerging artists are finding... read more

DePaul Art Museum showcases international art exhibition ‘On Space and Place’

DePaul Art Museum showcases international art exhibition ‘On Space and Place’

​​CHICAGO — For the first time, viewers of the ART21 series “Art in the Twenty-First Century” will be able to see work by... read more

Meet DePaul University’s class of 2016

Meet DePaul University’s class of 2016

CHICAGO — Beneath the sea of mortarboards at DePaul University’s 118th commencement ceremonies, some 6,500 graduates will reflect... read more

​DePaul Art Museum features Tony Fitzpatrick’s ‘The Secret Birds’

​DePaul Art Museum features Tony Fitzpatrick’s ‘The Secret Birds’

CHICAGO — Chicago artist Tony Fitzpatrick will bring his signature brand of witty visual repartee to the DePaul Art Museum this... read more

​‘Barbara Rossi’s: Poor Traits’ and ‘Eye Owe You!’ open at DePaul Art Museum May 12

​‘Barbara Rossi’s: Poor Traits’ and ‘Eye Owe You!’ open at DePaul Art Museum May 12

CHICAGO — Chicago artist Barbara Rossi’s enigmatic drawings and meticulous Plexiglas paintings will be featured at the DePaul Art Museum May 12... read more

Chicago artists Frid, Rezac, showcase ‘surprising connections’ in ‘Split Complementary’ opening Jan. 28 at DePaul Art Museum

Chicago artists Frid, Rezac, showcase ‘surprising connections’ in ‘Split Complementary’ opening Jan. 28 at DePaul Art Museum

CHICAGO — With refined appreciation for materials, but very different approaches, the art of Dianna Frid and Richard Rezac meets on complementary... read more

‘Idol Structures’ showcases artwork hidden in plain sight

‘Idol Structures’ showcases artwork hidden in plain sight

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DePaul Art Museum selects MCA’s Julie Rodrigues Widholm as director

DePaul Art Museum selects MCA’s Julie Rodrigues Widholm as director

CHICAGO — DePaul University has named Julie Rodrigues Widholm, a nationally recognized curator of contemporary art, as director for the DePaul Art... read more

Sonja Thomsen’s ‘Glowing Wavelengths In Between’ opens at DePaul Art Museum May 14

Sonja Thomsen’s ‘Glowing Wavelengths In Between’ opens at DePaul Art Museum May 14

CHICAGO — Describe a rainbow without using the word “rainbow.” It is harder than it sounds. Artist Sonja Thomsen asked viewers this question when... read more

See Chicago through the original photographic lens at DePaul Art Museum’s ‘Liminal Infrastructure’ exhibition May 14

See Chicago through the original photographic lens at DePaul Art Museum’s ‘Liminal Infrastructure’ exhibition May 14

CHICAGO — A massive shipping container rolled through Chicago last fall, but instead of carrying cargo, it was taking stunning photographs of... read more

Environmentalists, artists converge for ‘Rooted in Soil’ free events at the DePaul Art Museum

Environmentalists, artists converge for ‘Rooted in Soil’ free events at the DePaul Art Museum

CHICAGO — Farmers, musicians, ecologists, photographers and artists will gather at the DePaul Art Museum in coming months to discuss... read more

‘Rooted in Soil’ connects art, environmental science

‘Rooted in Soil’ connects art, environmental science

CHICAGO — Beneath the grass and pavement that cover Chicago lies a vital, under-valued ecosystem that gives rise to a new art exhibition —... read more