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The Philosophy Faculty Curated Collection from the DePaul Art Museum

​The faculty of the Department of Philosophy have selected works from the permanent collection of the DePaul Art Museum (DPAM), works they found to have some relation to a philosophical theme that is central to their own research or teaching. Those works are gathered below into a "collection," organized according to the faculty member who has selected the work and listed with the theme that the faculty member has identified.

These works, taken altogether, give the visitor to our website a unique and original insight into our department's interests and strengths. As you navigate around the Department of Philosophy website, the images you see on the various pages have been selected from the Philosophy Faculty Curated Collection from the DPAM. Enjoy!

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Selected by María Acosta

Wounded Soldier

  • Diego Rivera
  • 1999
  • Theme: Hospitality

Untitled (Scotoma #8)

  • Matthew Girson
  • 2004
  • Theme: Spacing

Fraternity

  • Briggs Dyer
  • 1957
  • Theme: Being-in-common

Mexican Striker Murdered

  • Manuel Alvarez Bravo
  • 1934
  • Theme: Violence

Selected by Peg Birmingham

Untitled

  • Hiroaki Morino
  • Late 20th century
  • Theme: Elemental

Untitled

  • Laszlo Moholy-Nagy
  • 1941
  • Theme: Affect

Cauleen Reading Gwendolyn Brooks

  • Carrie Schneider
  • 2012-2014
  • Theme: Solitude

Selected by Sean Kirkland

Untitled (out of focus light)

  • Robert Schiller
  • 20th century
  • Theme: Phenomenality

Coloss of Thebes/ Medinet Abu Entrance

  • Unidentified artist
  • ca. 1880
  • Theme: Tradition

The Trotting Clock Unwinds

  • Dominick Di Meo
  • No date
  • Theme: Temporality

NOW (Berlin Wall) 36-09

  • Alan Cohen
  • 1996
  • Theme: Definition

The Derelict

  • John Doctoroff
  • 1920
  • Theme: Scholê

Selected by Daryl Koehn

Untitled (Corset)

  • Christina Ramberg
  • 1971
  • Theme: Women and "Nature"

Anti-Umbrella and Atomized Liquids

  • Salvador Dalí
  • 1975-76
  • Theme: Protection/Destruction

From the Parthenon Down to the Sea

  • Charles Gifford Dyer
  • Late 19th century
  • Theme: Past Present

Selected by Richard A. Lee, Jr.

Untitled

  • Eleanor Coen
  • 1944
  • Theme: Materiality

Hoboken Ferry

  • Berenice Abbott
  • 1934
  • Theme: Gothic America

Flora and Fauna

  • Peggy Bacon
  • 1929
  • Theme: Nature

Nature Morte

  • Lacy Barta
  • 1948
  • Theme: Nature

Selected by Will McNeill

Untitled (red boat)

  • Wendy Monack
  • ca. 1940
  • Theme: The Work

Untitled

  • Harry Mintz
  • 1954
  • Theme: Polis 

Untitled

  • Irving Petlin
  • 1955
  • Theme: Promethea

Untitled (demolished house)

  • Aaron Siskind
  • 1960
  • Theme: Once

Selected by Elizabeth Millán

Anti-Umbrella and Atomized Liquids

  • Salvador Dalí
  • 1975-76
  • Theme: Surrealism and the Spanish Tradition

Liberation: The Prisoners are Free!

  • Salvador Dalí
  • Mid-20th century
  • Theme: Art and Liberation

Melting Space-Time

  • Salvador Dalí
  • 1975-76
  • Theme: Pure Forms of Intuition

Untitled (Pluto)

  • Arturo Herrara
  • 1998
  • Theme: Art and Play

Selected by Michael Naas

Untitled (demolished house)

  • Aaron Siskind
  • 1960
  • Theme: Deconstruction 1

Cliff Ruin, Northern Arizona

  • Ross Alan
  • 1976
  • Theme: Deconstruction 2

Construction at Marina Tower

  • Algimantas Kezys
  • 1965
  • Theme: Deconstruction 3

Pompei Panorama-Napoli

  • Giorgio Sommer
  • ca. 1880
  • Theme: Deconstruction 4

634 W. Division St.

  • Paul D'Amato
  • 2007
  • Theme: Deconstruction 5

Selected by Elizabeth Rottenberg

Le Pont Transporter

  • Theo Kerg
  • Mid-20th century
  • Theme: Transience

Twin Blasted Dams

  • Robert Donley
  • 1980
  • Theme: Disruption

Untitled

  • Harry Mintz
  • 1954
  • Theme: Community

Wells Street Tra La La (Diptych)

  • George Waite
  • 1962
  • Theme: Potentiality

Wells Street Tra La La (Diptych)

  • George Waite
  • 1962
  • Theme: Actuality

Selected by Frédéric Seyler

Untitled

  • Yasuhiro Ishimoto
  • 1981
  • Theme: Society

Untitled

  • Yasuhiro Ishimoto
  • ca. 1980
  • Theme: Science

Madonna and Child

  • Unidentified artist
  • 16th century
  • Theme: Life

Selected by Fanny Söderbäck

Augusta

  • William Conger
  • 1973
  • Theme: Touch

Samadhi

  • Barbara Morgan
  • 1940
  • Theme: Presence

Book (Katrina Series)

  • Jane Fulton Alt
  • 2005
  • Theme: Vulnerability

Urbino Notte

  • Unknown artist
  • 1966
  • Theme: Rebirth

Untitled

  • Wesley Kimler
  • Late 20thcentury
  • Theme: Relationality

Selected by H. Peter Steeves

Untitled (Scotoma #8)

  • Matthew Girson
  • 2004
  • Theme: Blindness, Enlightenment, Phenomenology

Devil from Loudon Poster

  • Roman Cieslewicz
  • 1979
  • Theme: Liminality, Ethics

Untitled (Slingshot)

  • Unidentified artist
  • No date
  • Theme: Tool-being, Intersubjectivity

Tossed Cats

  • Barbara Morgan
  • 1942
  • Theme: Cat Tossing, Spatiality, Intercorporeity

Head

  • Irving Petlin
  • 1975
  • Theme: Nous, Absence