New DePaul Art Museum opens to public Sept. 17
September 14, 2011
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The DePaul Art Museum’s new $7.8 million home at 935 W. Fullerton Ave., just east of the CTA’s Fullerton “L” stop, will debut with the Sept. 17 opening of “Re: Chicago.” The exhibition, which runs through March 4, 2012, examines the careers and artistic reputations of Chicago artists over more than a century.
The new museum will open to the public Sept. 17 with an opening reception from 2 to 5 p.m. A symposium titled “Fame and Fortune” will also be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. the same day exploring issues in the “Re: Chicago” exhibition: the community, geography, economy and politics of Chicago as they relate to its history as an artistic city. Panelists include “Re: Chicago” catalog essayists Kirsten Jensen, Robert Cozzolino, Lynne Warren and Wendy Greenhouse.
At 15,200 square feet, the new three-story building more than doubles the space the museum previously occupied at DePaul’s Richardson Library and includes space for class use, programs and events. The building’s mechanical systems are tailored to provide appropriate conditions for the care of artwork. A second-floor bay window facing the Fullerton “L” allows the museum to interact and communicate with commuters through messages and artwork.