Department of Exhibitions, Performance and Student Spaces (DEPS)

The Department of Exhibitions, Performance and Student Spaces (DEPS) manages galleries, performance spaces and art boutique of Columbia College Chicago. An extension of the studios and classrooms, the department fosters vibrant environments for students to interact, and view and showcase their bodies of work within the larger urban community. The spaces provide students from every discipline with a myriad of opportunities to gain essential, hands-on experience, stimulating artistic expression and professional development through collaboration. DEPS Resources include:


C33 Gallery

33 E. Ida B. Wells Dr. | 1st Floor
Located on the bustling corner of E. Ida B. Wells Dr. and S. Wabash Ave, C33 Gallery serves as an art gallery and meeting place for students. C33 houses up to 10 student exhibitions per school year and is the only open-submission student gallery on campus. Any student at Columbia may submit a proposal to show their work in the space. If selected, students will receive a small stipend for materials, as well as access to all of the gallery’s tools and supplies.


Haus and Hokin Gallery at the Quincy Wong Center for Artistic Expression

623 S. Wabash Ave. | 1st Floor
Turn left at the entrance to 623 S. Wabash to find the Quincy Wong Center for Creative Expression and visit HAUS, Columbia’s student nightclub, featuring student talent throughout the academic year. Turn right and you find the Hokin Gallery, a partnership between DEPS and the Business and Entrepreneurship’s Curatorial Studies program. The Hokin Gallery is a classroom, serving curatorial management students as they conceive, curate, design, market, and produce exhibitions in the gallery that doubles as a beautiful, peaceful student space for relaxing, studying, and for hosting events.


Hermann Conaway Center and Glass Curtain Gallery

1104 S. Wabash Ave. | 1st Floor
The Conaway Center is an open layout, multi-purpose event space and student hangout area. Hosting events such as concerts, dance, theater, panel discussions, job fairs, conferences, and fashion shows, the Conaway Center is home base for many Columbia students. Adjacent to the Conaway is the renowned Glass Curtain Gallery, Columbia College Chicago’s “teaching gallery.” The Glass Curtain presents museum-quality exhibitions, workshops, and visiting artist lectures, all of which help to create a dialogue essential to the development and growth of students within the arts.