DePaul Art Museum will host an open house in conjunction with Art Design Chicago's Near North Design Day on Saturday, November 10. Visit cultural institutions throughout the neighborhood for an all-ages day of exploration inspired by iconic Chicago designs—the Radio Flyer wagon, 1950s street photography, World’s Columbian Exposition postcards, Edgar Miller’s handmade homes, Roger Brown’s collectibles, and much more. Near North Design Day features special tours, artmaking, live performances, artist demos, and movement workshops at cultural destinations across the Near North Side. Find the full roster of programming here.
DPAM events include a family photo workshop inspired by Yasuhiro Ishimoto, a performance of Brendan Fernandes’ work Reverence, an artist talk by Whitney Bradshaw, a dance by Community and Cosmos, and an exhibition tour.
11 am–1 pm Whitney Bradshaw Photo Session
Whitney Bradshaw will make individual portraits of participants as part of her Outcry series. Bradshaw initiated the project the night of the Women’s March in 2018 and has photographed over 100 women in an effort to provide women a safe space where they can be heard, supported and encouraged to speak out and up for themselves and for one another. (This event requires separate registration at the link above.)
11:30 am–12:10 pm Community and Cosmos Performance
Responding to Brendan Fernandes: The Living Mask, three dancers from the Community and Cosmos Dance Company will perform, I Heard 'em Say. Movement, props, music, and poetry will be used to explore themes of excess, uprooting, and ritual.
1:30 pm Whitney Bradshaw Gallery Talk
Artist Whitney Bradshaw will discuss her photographs on view in the exhibition Outcry. Bradshaw creates and encourages an empowering vision of contemporary women, drawing upon her own background in social work.
2:00 pm–4:00 pm Yasuhiro Ishimoto: Someday, Chicago Family Photo Workshop
This workshop, led by artist Holly Murkerson, invites visitors to create photogram kits inspired by the exhibition Yasuhiro Ishimoto: Someday, Chicago. Throughout his career, Ishimoto experimented with different processes to make abstract and modern images using his camera. In this workshop visitors will learn about photograms, a simple method of photography that doesn’t involve a camera or film, and receive supplies to make them at home. For families and children ages six and up.
2:30 pm–3:30 pm Reverence performance
In conjunction with the exhibition Brendan Fernandes: The Living Mask dancers from the Joffrey Academy will perform Reverence in DPAM's first floor galleries.
3:00 pm Yasuhiro Ishimoto: Someday, Chicago Exhibition Tour
Celebrated by many as one of the most influential photographers of Japan in the 20th century, Ishimoto also maintained deep ties to his adopted home city where he arrived in 1945 after having been interned during World War II. It was in Chicago that he first developed his uniquely modernist vision—both at the historic Institute of Design (ID) in dialogue with László Moholy-Nagy, Harry Callahan, Aaron Siskind, and other teachers there; and in the city’s streets, where he captured changes reflective of broader societal shifts happening across the United States.
Saturday, November 10 at 11:00am to 5:00pm
DePaul Art Museum
935 W Fullerton Ave