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 Reading: THIS IS WHERE YOU BELONG—Writing Into the Void

5:00 - 5:30 PM (Galleries 124-127)

Lee Bountecou’s sculptures and drawings explore black holes, soiled dioramas, combative botanicals, and other voids and dualities. Undergraduate creative nonfiction writers from DePaul’s English Department used this work to explore fixation, repetition, absence, passage, and generative space in their own nonfictional writings, using the art to prompt literary memory, speculation, and self-portraiture. Students from the class will present the flash nonfiction works they created in response to the exhibition, Into the Void: Prints of Lee Bontecou.

Gallery Talks: World Art in Its Languages

Experience world art in its original linguistic contexts as Modern Languages students and faculty introduce you to selected pieces from around the globe in an immersive environment. Multiple multilingual presentations (Arabic, French, Italian, Chinese, German, Japanese, and Spanish), with English translation provided, will happen concurrently in different galleries. See separate program for language session details.

Gallery Talk: Reimagining Evil

5:30 - 6:00 PM (Gallery 296, Modern Wing)

Professor Daryl Koehn, Wicklander Chair in Professional Ethics, examines paintings and sculpture with a view to identifying ways in which fine art offers ethical insights into the good life and into the nature of evil.

Writing for Art's Sake: Museum Careers for Writers

6:00 - 7:00 PM (Price Auditorium)

The Art Institute’s Assistant Director of College and Professional Learning, Sam Anderson-Ramos, leads a dynamic panel of museum professionals as they discuss the diverse kinds of writing they engage in on a daily basis at the museum.

Paul Jones, Associate Director of Communications

Greg Nosan, Executive Director of Publishing

Jennifer Oatess, Director of Foundation and Government Grants

Mark Pascale, Janet and Craig Duchossois Curator of Prints & Drawings

Lecture: Icons, Innovation, and Authority— Iconoclasm in the Eastern Mediterranean World

6:00 - 7:00 PM (Fullerton Hall)

Elena Boeck, Professor of History of Art and Architecture, addresses the fascinating imagery and lively debates over the role, power, and dangers of religious representations in the Eastern Mediterranean in the seventh through ninth centuries.

Secrets of the Collection: Materials of the Medieval World

Join staff from the Department of Conservation and Science, who will present exciting pop-up talks and demonstrations about a wide range of materials in the medieval galleries, including arms and armor, embroidery, sculpture, frames, ceramics, and paintings.

Ongoing throughout the evening  in Ryan Learning Center, Griffin Court, and Gallieries 235-239.

Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 5:00pm to 8:00pm

The Art Institute of Chicago, Enter through Modern Wing Entrance 159 East Monroe Street

Event Type

Diversity, International/Cultural Activities, University-wide Events, Networking Event, Speaker/Presenters, Adult Students, Performances, Students, Faculty, Staff


College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, (All) College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences



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.


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