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DePaul Art Museum to reopen May 14
2021-05-05

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With COVID-19 safety precautions in place, DePaul Art Museum will reopen to in-person viewing Friday, May 14.

A pair of exhibitions—"LatinXAmerican" and "Claudia Peña Salinas: Quetzalli"—will be on display through Aug. 15 at the museum, located on DePaul University's Lincoln Park campus.

"LatinXAmerican" is an intergenerational group exhibition featuring nearly 40 Latinx artists from Chicago and elsewhere. Occupying all of the museum's galleries, "LatinXAmerican" includes photographs, paintings, works on paper, sculptures, textiles, videos and installations primarily drawn from the museum's collection, including several recent acquisitions, as well as new works from artists living throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.

The work of Mexican artist Claudia Pena Salinas is inspired by indigenous thinking and views calling attention to the Americas' collective cultural memory. Salinas' "Quetzalli" is a site-specific installation at DePaul Art Museum that centers on the Aztec headdress "Penacho de Moctezuma"—an object that has become a symbol of national identity for both Mexico and Austria.

For now, DePaul Art Museum will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is still free, but reservations are required through the museum's website at http://bit .


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