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Gallery Guichard exhibition features chilling Michael Brown sculpture

Sam Schwindt

August 6, 2015


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Face down, splayed across the ground is the body of Michael Brown. It is not August 9, 2014 when Michael Brown was shot 12 times and killed by Officer Darren Wilson, and we are not in Ferguson. Read More »...

Julie Rodrigues Widholm named DePaul Art Museum director

Julie Rodrigues Widholm named DePaul Art Museum director

Kirsten Onsgard

July 1, 2015


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The university announced today that Museum of Contemporary Art curator Julie Rodrigues Widholm has been named director of the DePaul Art Museum, beginning Aug. 31. Read More »...

DePaul Art Museum’s ‘Liminal Structure’ sees Chicago through a new lens

DePaul Art Museum’s ‘Liminal Structure’ sees Chicago through a new lens

Lindsay Goldstein

May 31, 2015


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Last October, artists Lauren Bon, Tristan Duke and Richard Nielsen brought a giant shipping container to Chicago.  That shipping container had been fashioned into a giant photography device, called a liminal camera, and the three artists drove it around the city in coordination with the annual Chicago Humanities Festival ­...

‘Glowing Wavelengths’ opens at DePaul Art Museum

‘Glowing Wavelengths’ opens at DePaul Art Museum

Jordan Sarti

May 17, 2015


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Sonja Thomsen’s solo show at the DePaul Art Museum (DPAM), “Glowing Wavelengths in Between,” invites viewers to have temporal experiences with light. The show features photographs, sculpture and installations that playfully explore the physical experience of seeing. Thomsen draws from a range of influences, including Sir Isaac Newton, Buckminster Fuller and...

MCA exhibition ‘S, M, L, XL’ engages with all shapes, sizes

MCA exhibition ‘S, M, L, XL’ engages with all shapes, sizes

Tiffany Freeman

May 17, 2015


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Size does matter, according to the recent exhibition, “S, M, L, XL,” at The Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA). The exhibit held four works in varying sizes, spanning five decades with Robert Morris’ two works from the early 1960s. Constructed to be interactive, the sculptures achieved what each artist had ...

DePaul Art Museum presents ‘Liminal Infrastructure’ May 14

Kirsten Onsgard

April 27, 2015


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Pinhole cameras are often the smallest and simplest photographic devices, but as one of the world's largest drove through Chicago as a shipping container, it produced stunning landscape photos of the city. Read More »...

Art events in Chicago heal through expressive celebration

Art events in Chicago heal through expressive celebration

Jordan Sarti

April 19, 2015


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Many students use drinking, dancing and attending art events as opportunities for cathartic release after overscheduled workweeks. But some groups around Chicago are drawing an even more explicit connection between partying, healing and artistry. In an increasingly secular youth culture, communities are forming their own rituals. R...

Louder than a Bomb: World’s largest youth poetry festival empowers and enlightens

Louder than a Bomb: World’s largest youth poetry festival empowers and enlightens

Vanessa Bell and Emily Brandenstein

April 5, 2015


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The floor seating of the Arie Crown Theater was packed with over 2,000 students cheering, dancing and laughing with their friends. In one corner of the VIP section was a camera crew adjusting their tripods and in the other were young poets pacing and reciting poems to themselves. Teen breakdancers served as entertainment...

Bringing crafty back: Crafting for a Cause at DePaul gives back

Bringing crafty back: Crafting for a Cause at DePaul gives back

Colin Sallee

March 1, 2015


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Creating new things with just two hands and some tools is a rarity for many college students. But Crafting for a Cause, a subgroup of the Catholic Campus Ministry, is trying to change that. The group consists of students and faculty who meet weekly to craft as a creative outlet as well as a way of giving back to the DeP...

Review: MCA’s Doris Salcedo retrospective

Review: MCA’s Doris Salcedo retrospective

Jordan Sarti

February 22, 2015


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The Museum of Contemporary Art’s fourth floor houses Colombian artist Doris Salcedo’s first retrospective.  Salcedo has produced sculptures, installations and public interventions for the last 30 years.  She extensively researches conflict and interviews victims of political violence to inform her work.  Then, using mate...

Artist Jennifer Tamayo talks Dora the Explorer and Dreamers

Artist Jennifer Tamayo talks Dora the Explorer and Dreamers

Jordan Sarti

February 9, 2015


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Jennifer Tamayo sat with a long white sheet draped over her front and neatly spread in front of her.  As audience members filled the Poetry Foundation’s reading room, she scribbled the Gloria Anzaldua quote “THE WORLD IS NOT A SAFE PLACE TO LIVE” across her chest.  Read More »...

Review: ‘Rooted in Soil’ at DePaul Art Museum

Review: ‘Rooted in Soil’ at DePaul Art Museum

Courtney Jacquin

February 1, 2015


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With snow packed on the ground right now, soil is hard to come by, but the DePaul Art Museum has plenty to go around. Read More »...

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