In fall 2015, DePaul became a University Partner with the Art Institute of Chicago. As a University Partner, all DePaul students, faculty and staff receive free admission with a DePaul ID.
DePaul University Night at the Art Institute of Chicago takes place on Thursday, April 20, 2017 beginning at 5:00pm and
features free admission to all DePaul faculty, staff, students and their guests.
Please show a DePaul ID at the Modern Wing Entrance located at 159 East Monroe Avenue for registration and
program copy to the DePaul event.
The following events are included:
5:45pm - Gallery Talk: The Assumption of the Virgin
Meet in European Painting and Sculpture Gallery
Simone Zurawski, professor of History of Art and Architecture, discusses El Greco's Assumption and leads group through newly installed gallery of Medieval and Renaissance Art.
6:00pm - Gallery Talk: Self-Portrait of My Sister
Meet in American Art Wing
Joanna Gardner-Huggett, professor of History of Art and Architecture, will discuss Chicago's Magic Realist Gertrude Abercrombie's Self-Portrait of My Sister from 1941.
6:15pm - Gallery Talk: Mortality, Love, and Remembrance
Meet in Modern and Contemporary Gallery
Mia Lopez, Assistant Curator at DePaul Art Museum, discusses mortality, love, and remembrance in the work of Felix Gonzalez-Torres.
6:00pm - Live Arts: Eiko and Koma
Performance in response to the exhibition Provoke: Photography in Japan between Protest and Performance, 1960-75.
6:00pm - Museum Tour
Meet in Gallery 100
Base of Grand Staircase
6:00pm - Lecture: Searching for Sappho: The Life and Songs of the First Woman Poet
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 4pm to 6pm 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.
DePaul University’s Department of Geography, in collaboration with StudioCHI has been selected as the lead Chicago partner in NASA’s “SpaceApps” Hackathon 2017!
Please share this exciting opportunity to students to join the world’s largest Hackathon! Register for NASA Hackathon 2017
Part of NASA’s Earth Science Division, SpaceApps has become the world’s largest global hackathon, engaging thousands of citizens each year across the globe to work with NASA in building innovative solutions challenges we face on Earth and in space using open source data. Diverse and collaborative teams of technologists, scientists, designers, entrepreneurs, and others work together in a 48-hour sprint to develop answers to some of the most pressing challenges facing planet Earth using NASA data. Over 15,000 citizens from 61 countries and in 161 cities around the world participated in the 2016 International Space Apps Challenge.
SpaceApps Challenge! Weekend long "hackathon" for brainstorming solutions to Earth problems, using NASA open data, citizen science, and more. Participants can work alone or in teams, and promising projects will be sent on to NASA for review and potential awards.
For more information contact the Department of Geography or the Geographic Information Systems Coordinator, Cassie Follett.
DePaul University’s Department of Latin American and Latino Studies and the co-hosts of In The Thick, Maria Hinojosa and Julio Ricardo Varela, bring together guest speakers for a deep discussion and honest insight on Latinos, intersectionality and political power during some of the most tumultuous months in recent American history.
This upcoming program promoting Latino political mobilization and participation, and focused on Latinos, intersectionality and political power will run from 9:30am to 1:30pm on Thursday, May 11th. This program is being run in conjunction with Maria Hinojosa’s class this quarter, “LST 310: The 2016 Takeaway: Dissecting Media, Data, and the Polls, and the Latinx POC Coalition”.
The program will feature the following speakers, in conversation with Maria Hinojosa and Julio Ricardo Varela (Latino USA and In The Thick):
- Enrique Acevedo (Anchor of the award-winning Noticiero Univision late-night edition)
- Esther Cepeda (Nationally syndicated opinion columnist)
- Victoria DeFrancesca De Soto (Political scientist, MSNBC contributor)
- Justina Machado (Latina actor from Chicago)
- Steve Cortes (Founder, Veracruz TJM, Latinos for Trump)
View full program for Latinos: Political Participation? Mobilization? Or Silenced and Set Aside?