DePaul Art Museum Announces Chicago Needs More Famous Artists Exhibition

The DePaul Art Museum will present Chicago Needs More Famous Artists an exhibition on view September 16, 2011 – February 2012 .

Focusing on the span of art history in Chicago (roughly 150 years, from around 1860 to the present) and including examples by more than 50 artists, the project in the broadest sense probes the role of place in artists’ work and thought.

Paul D’Amato (American, born 1956), 634 W. Division, Chicago, 2007. Archival pigment print.

The DePaul University Art Museum extends the institution’s commitments to excellence, diversity and social concerns through innovative exhibitions, programs, and events that analyze the variety and depth of artistic expression. The Museum acquires, preserves and displays the University’s diverse and growing collection of works of art. Its exhibitions, programs and collections engage the wide expertise represented in the University’s community of knowledge, giving visible and accessible form to the intellectual and creative work of faculty and students through collaborative exploration of cultural production. For the DePaul community and for wider audiences the gallery serves as a laboratory for the exploration of innovative approaches to art and culture.

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