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Local Mexican artist brings hope to Chicago through aerosol wall murals

After the national outrage following the disappearance and death of U.S. soldier Vanessa Guillen, artist Milton Coronado commemorates her memory with a mural in Pilsen.

Maria Guerrero, La DePaulia Managing Editor

September 2, 2020

A local Chicano artist is using his passion for aerosol painting to remember the lives of the passing, bringing hope and guidance to the next generation of youth in his community. Mexican artist and founder of Street Art Ministry, Milton Coronado, 40, began drawing at five years old after the passing...

Director of DePaul Art Museum departs after 5 years

Un autobús pasa en frente del Museo de Arte DePaul.

Nate Burleyson, Arts & Life Editor

July 22, 2020

DePaul Art Museum Director and Chief Curator Julie Rodrigues Widholm had her final day at DePaul on July 15. She has taken a new position as Director of the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive. Laura-Caroline de Lara will serve as the interim director of the museum for the time being .  ...

High-tech Chicago exhibit puts visitors eye-to-eye with MLK

In this Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020 photo, a visitor experiences

Associated Press

February 29, 2020

Imagine being so close to Martin Luther King Jr. as he gives one of the world's most famous speeches that you notice the creases in his face and then realize the late civil rights leader is looking you square in the eye. That's the intense personal moment organizers are striving for with a one-of-a-kind...

DePaul alumnus paints depictions of veterans’ lives

Michael Slaughter, a veteran and DePaul alumnus, uses art to draw attention to the city’s homeless population. “Chicago is asleep,” he said.

Bianca Cseke, Online Managing Editor

November 11, 2019

Michael Slaughter wanted what he says all veterans are after: a chance to be part of something that matters after they return to civilian life. Among the issues veterans often face are finding employment, mental illness and homelessness, the latter of which is often a result of other challenges snow...

Panel at DePaul event proves power of community art

A mural in Back of the Yards

Patsy Newitt, Assistant News Editor

October 23, 2019

The Latinx Cultural Center held a “Fighting Gentrification with Community Art” panel in Munroe Hall this past Wednesday, addressing the way many communities use art as a form of activism against gentrification. Panelists included Eduardo Arocho, the director of Humboldt Park Boathouse Gallery and to...

New murals under the Fullerton ‘L’ stop examine DePaul’s history

The new murals make 17 of what will eventually be 25 installations that explore different time periods and important figures related to DePaul.

Ella Lee, Arts & Life Editor

October 6, 2019

As Red, Brown and Purple Line trains rattled past the Fullerton ‘L’ stop on Oct 4, four new murals intended to celebrate the university’s history were unveiled under the tracks. The new pillars make 17 completed murals on the pillars under the track of what will eventually be 25 murals created...

The plight of VSCO Girls

The plight of VSCO Girls

Emma Oxnevad, Opinions Editor

September 30, 2019

Living in the digital age, trends come to life — and die just as quickly — right before our eyes on social media. If you’ve spent any time online in the last month or so—particularly on TikTok— you may have noticed a new Generation Z subculture emerging to the forefront called “VSCO Girls...

Navigating Chicago’s art scene

The Chicago Theatre, which is sometimes called the “Wonder Theatre of the World,” has hosted some of the world’s greatest performers, from Duke Ellington to Robin Williams.

Chinyere Ibeh and Keira Wingate

September 23, 2019

For many, the start of a new school year can mean lots of stress. But when living in a city as exciting as Chicago, you’ll soon learn there’s more to be excited about than stressed. As you settle into the school year, here’s what you should know about the arts scene at DePaul and in Chicago. ...

DePaul Art Museum premieres 3 new exhibits in conjunction with the Chicago Architecture Biennial

DePaul Art Museum premieres 3 new exhibits in conjunction with the Chicago Architecture Biennial

Ella Lee, Arts & Life Editor

September 16, 2019

Three exhibits — “Julia Fish: bound by spectrum,” ‘Remember Where You Are,” and “Architectural Annotations” — premiered at the DePaul Art Museum (DPAM) Sept. 12., each giving a nod to the Chicago Architecture Biennial and following a common theme of “remembering where you are,” b...

Seniors make studio debut at DePaul Art Museum

Seniors make studio debut at DePaul Art Museum

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

June 14, 2019

For the past 10 weeks, 15 especially creative DePaul students have been focused on one thing — their studio exhibition debut. As part of the Senior Studio Seminar, graduating Art, Media and Design students will display their work in an exhibition at the DePaul Art Museum over commencement weekend, mark...

Museum of Contemporary Art exhibit redefines understanding of common language, imagery

Next to the street in front of the Museum of Contemporary Art waves a black flag inscribed with the words, “Question Everything.”

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

June 12, 2019

A mile and a half south of City Hall, where Mayor Lori Lightfoot, the City Council and aldermen from the city’s various wards make decisions, “CITY HALL” is emblazoned in bold letters on the front windows of the Museum of Contemporary Art. Next to the street in front of it waves a black flag inscri...

DePaul Art Museum current exhibitions highlight trends through local lens

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Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

June 3, 2019

The DePaul Art Museum rests cozily tucked next to the Fullerton ‘L’ stop, its exhibits promoted on the track-facing facade next to the stop that services thousands of commuters each day. This spring, it is highlighting New Age influences and military veterans perspectives in two different exhibitions...

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