In fall 2015, DePaul became a University Partner with the Art Institute of Chicago. As a University Partner, in addition to free admission for all of DePaul's undergraduates, two nights annually are "DePaul University Night."
Our second University Night -- featuring free admission to all DePaul faculty, staff, students and their guests -- takes place on Thursday, September 22, 2016 from 5 PM to 8 PM. Please show a DePaul ID at the main entrance in order to receive complimentary tickets for the evening.
During the course of the evening, the following DePaul faculty and students will share their passion for the Art Institute's resources with the following events:
- Welcome by Guillermo Vásquez de Velasco, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at 5:45 PM in Griffin Court, Modern Wing.
- Michael Neault, the Art Institute of Chicago's Director of Digital Experience and Access, will present a Q&A session exclusively for DePaul students in the Price Auditorium from 5:30 to 6:30 PM.
- Jazz by the Hunter Diamond Trio from 6 PM to 7 PM in Griffin Court.
- Art Historian Paul Jaskot will discuss Marc Chagall's White Crucifixion: From the Nazi Persecution of Art to the Pope's Favorite Painting. Meet in the Modern and Contemporary Gallery 395A at 6:15 PM.
- Delia Cosentino, a member of the Art Institute of Chicago's Spanish Colonial Advisory Council, will offer an inside view of the temporary exhibition of Andean paintings in Doctrine and Devotion: Art of the Religious Spanish Andes. Meet in Gallery 212 at 6:15 PM.
- Painter Laura Kina considers post-impressionist primitivism in "Looking back at Gauguin's orientalist gaze: The Ancestors of Tehamana (1893)." Meet in Gallery 246, in European Painting and Sculpture at 7 PM.
- English professor Kathleen Rooney and WRD professor Eric Plattner, co-editors of Rene Magritte: Selected Writings, will read excerpts from this newly released book which makes the extensive literary output of the Belgian surrealist available in English for the first time. They will also discuss how they came to find this lost manuscript and bring it to light. Meet in the Modern & Contemporary Art Gallery (396B) in front of Magritte's painting "On the Threshold of Liberty," at 7 PM.
The Art Institute is located just one block east of the Loop and is easily accessible via the city's El train system. The Brown, Green, Orange, Pink and Purple lines all stop above ground at Adams/Wabash, which is one block west of the museum. The Red and Blue lines stop underground at Monroe, which is just a few blocks away.
A number of CTA bus lines also stop in front of the museum. Route, schedule and fare details can be found at the Chicago Transit Authority website.
Metra is Chicago's commuter rail transit system. The Art Institute is accessible from both the Van Buren and Millennium stations, which are underground just one to two blocks south and north (respectively) along Michigan Avenue. Route, schedule, and fare details can be found at the Metra website.
Valet Parking is $28 per car (cash only payment upon drop-off.) Valet service is available at the Modern Wing entrance daily from 10:30 am, when the museum doors open, until one-half hour after closing.
Nearby Public Garages are located underground below the parks adjacent to the museum. Please call (312) 616-0600 for lot and rate information. Drop-offs are permitted at the Millennium Park entrance.
- East Monroe Street and Millennium Park garages
(entrance at Columbus Drive and Monroe Street)
- Grant Park south garage
(entrance at Michigan Avenue between Van Buren and Adams streets)
- Grant Park north garage
(entrance at Michigan Avenue between Madison and Randolph streets)
Columbus Drive Street Parking. Both sides of Columbus Drive immediately east of the museum are "No Parking" zones from 4 pm to 6 pm and violators will be towed. Call (312) 744-7550 for towing information.
Wheelchair access is available at the Michigan Avenue Entrance. Ramp access is available, but drop-offs are not permitted.
Modern Wing Entrance - Ramp access is available, and drop-offs are permitted. A traffic pullout is available from the eastbound lanes of Monroe Street.
For information about visiting the Art Institute of Chicago visit http://www.artic.edu/visit For information about DePaul's Night at the Art Institute contact Professor John Shananhan