The DePaul Art Museum’s new $7.8 million home at 935 W. Fullerton Ave., just east of the CTA’s Fullerton “L” stop, opened in September 2011 to serve the university and wider community.
At 15,200 square feet, the three-story building more than doubles the space the museum previously occupied in the Richardson Library and includes space for class use, programs and events. A second-floor bay window facing the Fullerton “L” allows the museum to interact and communicate with commuters through messages and artwork.
Construction of the new art museum reflects DePaul’s broad commitment to the arts. That commitment is evident in the university’s Performing Arts Campaign, which will improve physical space for theatre, music education and performance on the Lincoln Park Campus.
"For our students and our community, direct access to the arts is an essential component of education,” said the Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider, C.M., president of DePaul. “Our new facilities for theatre and music will offer audiences an opportunity to see tomorrow’s performers in the making, and the new museum will let visitors, art and artists interact in novel ways. Art encourages the exploration of ideas in visual form and encourages new ways of thinking. That’s what a university is all about.”
DePaul received LEED silver certification for the museum building. It incorporates several energy-efficient features, including a partial green roof, reflective roof coatings and energy-efficient heating, cooling and ventilation. It also received acclaim for its proximity to public transportation, water-efficient landscaping and storm-water system design.
The DePaul Art Museum extends the university’s commitments to excellence, diversity and social concerns through innovative exhibitions, programs and events that analyze the variety and depth of artistic expression.
Learn more at: http://museums.depaul.edu/