Learning Studio at DPAM

DePaul Art Museum, in partnership with Jim Duignan and Stockyard Institute, aims to pilot a radical and groundbreaking approach to engagement, learning, and experimentation within our galleries, collection, and beyond. This unique art education model champions intergenerational exchange and experimentation through the mutual sharing of ideas and resources amongst artists and teachers, and a fundamental shift in educational hierarchy, production, and benchmarking. Focusing on families in communities that have historically had little to no access to museum programs and no agency in helping to determine their subject matter or true purpose, this programming will use the Stockyard Institute as a model for radically changing the ways that we conceptualize teaching in museum spaces in order to more authentically and meaningfully engage with and learn from our publics and communities. DPAM’s current exhibition, which runs through February 13, 2022, is intended to set the conditions and develop key guidelines for the museum in order to launch an innovative, inclusive, and timely model of civic museum education in Spring 2022. By providing educational workshops and opportunities for teachers, students in the College of Education and Liberal Arts departments at DePaul University and beyond, DPAM and Stockyard Institute will build a network of families, artists, and educators who, with the museum, will learn how to build a more loving, engaged, and caring city through art.