DePaul Evening at the Art Institute of Chicago

The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences provides all our DePaul students, faculty, staff and retirees with free admission into the Art Institute of Chicago. As part of our partnership agreement with the museum we get to extend that invitation to our family and friends for “DePaul Evening at the Art Institute of Chicago."

It is a great night of engaging gallery talks by our faculty and students—truly a highly enhanced way to experience one of the best art museums in the world!


Admission is free for DePaul students, faculty, staff, retirees, and their guests with DePaul ID. Please arrive at the Modern Wing Entrance, 159 E Monroe Street.

Gallery Talk: African Art at the AIC: A New Look
5:30 - 6:00 PM     (Gallery 137)

A recent reinstallation of the collection permits new perspectives on the wide breadth of artistic traditions across Africa. Join Mark Dike DeLancey and Constantine Petridis for a discussion of how the continent has been reframed within the context of the Art Institute of Chicago as a universal collection.
Mark Dike DeLancey, Associate Professor and Chair of 
History of Art and Architecture, DePaul University
Constantine Petridis, Chair of the Department of the Arts of Africa and the Americas and Curator of African art, Art Institute of Chicago

Gallery Talk: Conventional or Insidious: Weaving at the Bauhaus
6:00 - 6:30 PM (Galleries 57-59)
Teaching at the Bauhaus was done through workshops - weaving was one of several of these workshops. This gallery discussion will focus on weaving’s role in the school. Situated between craft and industry, was weaving a domestication of or an expansion of the Bauhaus agenda?  This look at weaving will explore the possibility that weaving was yet another method of articulating the radical agenda.
Dr. Geoffrey Goldberg, Architect and faculty at University of Illinois at Chicago
Dr. Daryl Koehn, Professor, Department of Philosophy, DePaul University


Gallery Talk: Eleanor Antin: Carving a Traditional Sculpture
6:30 - 7:00 PM     (Gallery 289)

This presentation explores Eleanor Antin’s landmark feminist performance Carving a Traditional Sculpture, which was first performed in 1972 and reprised in 2017, through photographic documentation now on view. This multifaceted performance interrogates and prompts discussion of how women are treated and represented in the realms of art, science, and consumer culture.
Dr. Joanna Gardner-Huggett, Associate Dean, College of LAS and Associate Professor, Department of History of Art and Architecture


Gallery Talk: In Praise of Shadows
7:00 - 7:30 PM     (Gallery 106)

Join a conversation about the Japanese concept of space, "Ma", and how it is expressed through arts. AIC educator and DePaul HAA alumna Saira Chambers explores how this monosyllabic, yet complex, concept can be found in spaces we cannot see, or that might be considered "empty," and how it holds rich cultural meaning.
Saira Chambers, Freeman Foundation Fellow, Art Institute of Chicago


Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Art Institute of Chicago, Please arrive at the Modern Wing entrance, 159 East Monroe Street

Event Type

University-wide Events, Speaker/Presenters, Adult Students, Students, Faculty, Staff


College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences



Admission is free for DePaul students, faculty, staff, retirees, and their guests with DePaul ID.


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