About DEPS

About DEPS

The Department of Exhibitions, Performance and Student Spaces is the galleries, student centers and art boutique of Columbia College Chicago. An extension of the studios and classrooms, the department fosters vibrant environments for students to interact, exchange ideas and view and showcase bodies of work within the larger urban community. The spaces provide students from every discipline myriad opportunities to gain essential, hands-on experience, stimulating artistic expression and professional development through collaboration. 

Please note: For entry into DEPS spaces, masks as well as proof of vaccination or proof of a negative Covid test within the last 72 hours are required.

News & Anouncements

 To stay informed of upcoming shows and events please sign up on the DEPS online mailing list.


Exhibition Gallery Hours:

The Glass Curtain Gallery
1104 S. Wabash Avenue, 1st Floor
Gallery Hours: Monday– Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. 
Thursday, 9 a.m.–7 p.m.   


C33 Gallery
33 E. Ida B. Wells Drive, 1st Floor
Monday - Friday 9am-5pm
Saturday and Sunday, Closed


619 S. Wabash Ave. First Floor
Monday - Thursday, 11a.m. - 4p.m.

ShopColumbia at Averill and Bernard Leviton Gallery serves the Columbia College Chicago community by fostering the representation and sale of professional work and talent from multiple creative fields. As an extension of the classroom, the Shop supports students by providing a professional environment to hone the process of presenting, marketing, and selling work to the public. Through community partnerships, ancillary programming and representation of alumni, faculty and staff, ShopColumbia bridges professional practice with the student learning experience.

The ShopColumbia Webstore is currently open and shipping.




Land Acknowledgement
We collectively acknowledge that Columbia College Chicago occupies the ancestral, traditional, and contemporary Lands of the Anishinaabeg—Three Fires Confederacy of the Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potawatomi, as well as the Miami, Menominee, Ho-Chunk, Illinois, Sac and Fox nations. Although there are no recognized Indian nations in the state of Illinois, we recognize, support and advocate for the sovereignty of all Indian nations, for the historic Indigenous communities in Illinois, for Indigenous individuals and communities who live in the Chicagoland area, and for those who were forcibly removed from their Homelands. By offering this Land Acknowledgment, we reaffirm our College’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Mission statement, and affirm Indigenous sovereignty and will hold Columbia College Chicago more accountable to the needs of American Indian and Indigenous peoples.