Hyde Park Art Center

Hyde Park Art Center Free to the public 7 days a week, Hyde Park Art Center offers contemporary art exhibitions, studio classes, and free arts events.

Hyde Park Art Center is a hub for contemporary arts in Chicago, serving as a gathering and production space for artists and the broader community to cultivate ideas, impact social change, and connect with each other. The Art Center is funded in part by local and national foundations and corporations, local and state government grants, and the generosity of its members and people like you.

Marian Carow: "Salvages" it will be on view until February 18!If you haven't had the chance to see the show,  visit us s...
01/10/2024

Marian Carow: "Salvages" it will be on view until February 18!
If you haven't had the chance to see the show, visit us soon!
SAVE THE DATE for Marian's Artist talk on February 10 at 2:00 pm

What are the true surfaces of an object? Chicago-based artist Marian Carow considers this philosophical perspective and other formal concerns in her current solo exhibition. Salvages presents new sculptural work rendered in cardboard and collages, through which Carow explores minimal forms referencing architecture as well as the constant flux and impermanence of our built urban environment. Carow is an alumna of Hyde Park Art Center’s Center Program (2016) and has been making drawings and sculptures for several decades.

Photo by Beto de Freitas

This Monday during MLK Day don't miss "The Future is Breath": An Artist Talk on Afrofuturism and Speculative Fiction at ...
01/09/2024

This Monday during MLK Day don't miss "The Future is Breath": An Artist Talk on Afrofuturism and Speculative Fiction at noon!

Join us for a conversation about the work of "The Alien-Nations and Sovereign States of Octavia E Butler", exhibition artist, Candace Hunter and the legacy of Black science fiction writer, Octavia Butler. The conversation will be moderated by scholar, Kimberly M. Harmon.

The conversation will focus on the shared sense of world-building within Octavia’s literary work and Hunter’s installation. We will also discuss the legacy and impact of Butler, and Afro-futurism verses Speculative Fiction as a literary genre.
The title of the program, “The Future is Breath,” addresses the current conversations surrounding the Black Lives Matter Movement while highlighting conceptual ideas relating to the future of Black people and their evolution in lieu of the grief surrounding Black death.

Photo by Beto de Freitas

We are one week away from MLK DAY 2024: Yesterdays, Todays, and TomorrowsJanuary, 15 11am-3pmMLK DAY 2024: Yesterdays, T...
01/08/2024

We are one week away from MLK DAY 2024: Yesterdays, Todays, and Tomorrows
January, 15 11am-3pm

MLK DAY 2024: Yesterdays, Todays, and Tomorrows, explores the ways that history, leadership, and creativity influence our present day, futures, and beyond. From folklore, to music, and conversations rooted in afro-futurism, we honor the many ways in which Dr. King’s legacy has influenced culture through time.

Art Making Activity: Folklore and Shadow Figures
11am-3pm

Art Making Activity: Found Object Printmaking
11am-3pm

Semicolon Bookstore Pop-Up Shop
11am-3pm

The Future is Breath: An Artist Talk on Afrofuturism and Speculative Fiction
11am-3pm

Civic Orchestra of Chicago Chamber Ensemble performing music by Black Composers
11am-3pm

MLK Day, Hyde Park Art Center, 2023. Photo by Tony Smith

Have you visited the exhibition Beneath the Visible? If not, come through and save the date for the following public pro...
01/05/2024

Have you visited the exhibition Beneath the Visible?
If not, come through and save the date for the following public programs:

Radical Reconsiderations…On Maintaining, Grief, Ritual, and Power
January 25 @ 6:00 PM

Rituals and Rites of Renewal: A Workshop Series
February 25 @ 12:00 PM

Beneath the Visible features the work of 20 Center Program artists translating impermanence, cyclical events, and transformation curated by Silvia Inés Gonzalez. By reflecting on the cultural, environmental, and social layers of their work, artists enact poetic research processing beyond immediately apparent material. Fragments are re-constructed into blueprints. What was once an idea becomes a detectable dimension. The exhibition features new work by: Alexandra Antoine, Lucia Calderon Arrieta, Holly Cahill, Kittisak (Wa) Chontong, Karen Dana Cohen, Jane Georges, Rhonda Gray, Lauren Grudzien, Marylu E. Herrera, Laurie LeBreton, Ameera Pernebsati Lys, Carisa Mitchell, Joseph Josué Mora, Amanda Mulcahy, Kushala Vora, David Vosburg, Nayeon Yang, and Dennissa Young.

Center Program is generously supported by Joyce Foundation and Kanter Foundation.

Photo by Beto de Freitas

Register for FREE Teen Programs at Hyde Park Art Center!Winter Teen Programs start. Tuesday, January 9, 2024.  Winter te...
01/04/2024

Register for FREE Teen Programs at Hyde Park Art Center!
Winter Teen Programs start. Tuesday, January 9, 2024.

Winter term enrollment for Teen Programs is open. All teen Programs are free of charge and provide access to art materials, leadership skills, relationships with working artists, and tools for a foundation for their future. All courses will prepare teens to build a portfolio, connect with professional artists in a variety of fields, and exhibit their artwork in the annual Teen Exhibition.

01/04/2024
Register for FREE Teen Programs at Hyde Park Art Center!Winter Teen Programs start. Tuesday, January 9, 2024.Winter term...
01/04/2024

Register for FREE Teen Programs at Hyde Park Art Center!
Winter Teen Programs start. Tuesday, January 9, 2024.

Winter term enrollment for Teen Programs is open. All teen Programs are free of charge and provide access to art materials, leadership skills, relationships with working artists, and tools for a foundation for their future. All courses will prepare teens to build a portfolio, connect with professional artists in a variety of fields, and exhibit their artwork in the annual Teen Exhibition.

With great sadness, we remember Pope. L (1955–2023) and Richard Hunt (1935-2023),  respected members of our community wh...
01/03/2024

With great sadness, we remember Pope. L (1955–2023) and Richard Hunt (1935-2023), respected members of our community who passed away in the last few weeks.

"Pope.L was a visual artist and educator whose multidisciplinary practice used binaries, contraries and preconceived notions embedded within contemporary culture to create artworks in various formats, for example, writing, painting, performance, installation, video and sculpture". Pope was an active member of the Art Center's community and participated in the group show DISINHIBITION: BLACK ART AND BLUE HUMOR in 2008.

"Richard Hunt was one of the most important sculptors this nation has produced. His distinguished art career spanned seven decades. Hunt's metal sculpture is notable for its widespread presence in museum collections and many public monuments installed across the U.S."

Rest in peace

Photos:
1.Pope.L, Thunderbird Immolation a.k.a. Meditation Square Pieces, 1978, digital C-print on gold-fibre silk paper, 15 × 23 cm. Courtesy: © Pope.L and Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York. Frieze Magazine.
2. Richard Hunt in his studio with the sculpture Scholar’s Rock or Stone of Hope or Love of Bronze (2014–2020).
Photograph courtesy of Richard Hunt.

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Join us for our first event of the year to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr!   MLK DAY 2024: Y...
01/02/2024

Join us for our first event of the year to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr!
MLK DAY 2024: Yesterdays, Todays, and Tomorrows is happening on January 15 from 11am to 3pm

This event explores the ways that history, leadership, and creativity influence our present day, futures, and beyond. From folklore, to music, and conversations rooted in afro-futurism, we honor the many ways in which Dr. King’s legacy has influenced culture through time.

There are just a few days left of 2023! Hyde Park Art Center is grateful for the support of our community and is proud o...
12/27/2023

There are just a few days left of 2023!
Hyde Park Art Center is grateful for the support of our community and is proud of what we accomplished together furthering our mission to sustain and stimulate the visual arts in Chicago.
Please consider an end-of-year gift to the Art Center to support our Annual Fund.

Your investment of any amount keeps the arts thriving. https://www.hydeparkart.org/donate/

Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you at Hyde Park Art Center next year, our 85th anniversary.

Happy Holidays, and we wish you the best for 2024!

Photo by Natasha Moustache

The Art Center will be CLOSED from December 18 to January 1 for Winter break. We will be open on regular hours starting ...
12/15/2023

The Art Center will be CLOSED from December 18 to January 1 for Winter break.
We will be open on regular hours starting on January 2.

Monday – Thursday, 10am to 7pm
Friday 10am – 4:30
Saturday, 10am to 4pm
Sunday, 11am – 4pm

Happy Holidays!

December is a time of reflection for Hyde Park Art Center. We are spending these last few weeks of the year feeling grat...
12/14/2023

December is a time of reflection for Hyde Park Art Center. We are spending these last few weeks of the year feeling grateful for the support from our community and feeling pride for the accomplishments of our staff, students, and artists in 2023.

This year, Hyde Park Art Center provided in-school instruction for over 1,000 CPS students through CPS Pathways K-8, highlighted 80 works of art with our Not Just Another Pretty Face initiative, and reached a milestone of $1 Million in operating support for Chicago artist-run spaces through our Artists Run Chicago Fund.

We must also highlight the Art Center is particularly proud to announce that all the Oakman-Clinton School and Studios classes are under Open Arts, our contribute-what-you-can tuition model, allowing for equitable access to our arts education offerings. Through these programs and many, many more, the Art Center has impacted 45,000 people in 2023.

During this season, we ask you to consider an investment of any amount in Hyde Park Art Center as we close out 2023 and enter into our 85th year of serving Chicago artists of today and tomorrow.

Your meaningful support will allow the Art Center to continue furthering our mission to stimulate and sustain the visual arts in Chicago with confidence, innovation, and equity.
Donate at: https://ow.ly/pp5B50QiuYN

On behalf of our staff, teaching artists, board, and community, thank you for your consideration of an end-of-year gift.

Photos by Natasha Moustache

LAST DAYS to buy at the Art Center's Holiday Art Sale + Fundraiser!Available until December 17!Find your unique gift and...
12/13/2023

LAST DAYS to buy at the Art Center's Holiday Art Sale + Fundraiser!
Available until December 17!
Find your unique gift and support local Chicago artists.

We have ceramics, prints, paintings, and more! 25% of proceeds go to supporting education programs at Hyde Park Art Center!

Thank you for joining us for our last Center Day of the year this past  Saturday. We love celebrating art and artists in...
12/12/2023

Thank you for joining us for our last Center Day of the year this past Saturday.
We love celebrating art and artists in the community with you!
Check out these fantastic moments captured through the lens of Beto de Freitas

As we wrap up a fantastic year for our residency program, we invite you to learn about the work and experience of some o...
12/08/2023

As we wrap up a fantastic year for our residency program, we invite you to learn about the work and experience of some of this year's resident artists.

Meet Kushala Vora, in residency until December 15!
https://ow.ly/YTH650QgAP7

Video by Josh Bulman

As we wrap up a fantastic year for our residency program, we invite you to learn about the work and experience of some of this year's resident artists. Meet ...

12/08/2023

As we wrap up a fantastic year for our residency program, we invite you to learn about the work and experience of some of this year's resident artists.

Meet Kushala Vora, in residency until December 15!
https://youtu.be/wQu6Rs_U8v0

Video by Josh Bulman

Come through this Saturday to our last Center Day of the year and shop in our School & Studio Holiday Sale + Fundraiser....
12/08/2023

Come through this Saturday to our last Center Day of the year and shop in our School & Studio Holiday Sale + Fundraiser.
Enjoy exhibition celebrations with the artists in the shows, including "Beneath the Visible," featuring work from our 10th Center Program cohort, "Candace Hunter: The Alien-Nations and Sovereign States of Octavia E Butler," and "Marian Carow: Salvages", and visit our Radicle Resident Artists one last time before their residency 2023 ends.

Reception For All Exhibitions
1-4PM

Mutual Agreements by "Beneath the Visible" Exhibition Artist Dennissa Young
2- 4PM

Open studios with Guida Family Creative Wing Artists: Sofia Fernandez Diaz, Juarez Hawkins, Candace Hunter, Malika Jackson, Eric Perez, Kushala Vora, Tongji Philip Qian, and Rhonda Wheatley.
1-4PM

Oakman Clinton School + Studio Fundraiser & Sale
1-4pm

Semicolon Bookstore Pop-Up Shop
1-4PM

Open Arts Studio Art Making Activity: Kool Weaves
1-4PM

Create Your Own Cardboard Sculpture
1-4PM

We are thrilled to announce the 33 recipients of the  Artists Run Chicago Fund  + Art Design Chicago Grant Recipient! Re...
12/06/2023

We are thrilled to announce the 33 recipients of the Artists Run Chicago Fund + Art Design Chicago Grant Recipient!

Recipients of the Artists Run Chicago Fund for the unrestricted $8,000 funds include: ¡Anímate! Studio,
{\}() {\}?‡!(){\} Tangential Unspace Art Lab, AMFM, Apparatus Projects, Bird Show, Blanc Gallery, Brown Wall Project, CCAM: Center for Concrete and Abstract Machines, Compound Yellow, Contra Corriente 2024 + Porta(til) Design Project, Dragonfly Gallery & Creative Spaces, in c/o: Black women (in care of Black women), Inga, Jude Gallery, Liberated Arts Movement, Marimacha Monarca Press, Narrow Bridge Arts Club, PO Box Collective, POCAS (People of Color Artist Space), Prairie, PRESS HERE: Center for Mad Culture, Produce Model, Roman Susan, Sandbox Symphony, Sin Cinta Previa, SpaceShift Collective, Terrain Exhibitions, The GREYSTONE Collective, The Optimist Gallery at Depression Press Mfg. & Ink, Inc., The Reservoir Collective, Tiny Table Gallery, TRQPITECA, and VGA Gallery.

The following Artists Run Chicago recipients were selected to receive an additional $4,000 to support the platform’s Art Design Chicago program/project: ¡Anímate! Studio, Blanc Gallery, CCAM: Center for Concrete and Abstract Machines, Compound Yellow, Contra Corriente 2024 + Porta(til) Design Project, in c/o: Black women (in care of Black women), Inga, Marimacha Monarca Press, Narrow Bridge Arts Space, POCAS (People of Color Artist Space), PRESS HERE: Center for Mad Culture, Roman Susan, Sin Cinta Previa, SpaceShift Collective, and The GREYSTONE Collective.

This year, Hyde Park Art Center partnered with the Terra Foundation for America Art to award additional funds to support distinct projects as part of Art Design Chicago, a citywide collaboration initiated by the Terra Foundation for American Art.

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As we wrap up a fantastic year for our residency program, we invite you to learn about the work and experience of some o...
12/05/2023

As we wrap up a fantastic year for our residency program, we invite you to learn about the work and experience of some of this year's resident artists.

Meet Eric Perez, in residency until December 15!
https://youtu.be/bownA3Y5O6k

Video by Josh Bulman

As we wrap up a fantastic year for our residency program, we invite you to learn about the work and experience of some of this year's resident artists.Meet E...

SAVE THE DATE for our next Catwalk concert! December 14, 6-8 pmCome through and enjoy the performances from Allen Moore ...
12/04/2023

SAVE THE DATE for our next Catwalk concert!
December 14, 6-8 pm
Come through and enjoy the performances from Allen Moore & Valencia Bey at the Jackman Goldwasser Catwalk overlooking our main gallery.
This music series is in partnership with Experimental Sound Studio, sponsored by our Artist Run Chicago Fund.

As we wrap up a fantastic year for our residency program, we invite you to learn about the work and experience of some o...
12/01/2023

As we wrap up a fantastic year for our residency program, we invite you to learn about the work and experience of some of this year's resident artists.

Meet Sofía Fernández Díaz and her collaborator Badu! Sofía is in residency until December 15.

https://youtu.be/Ji3nSrS8dCI?feature=shared

Video by Josh Bulman

As we wrap up a fantastic year for our residency program, we invite you to learn about the work and experience of some of this year's resident artists. Meet ...

Join us for our final Center Day of the year next Saturday and shop in our School & Studio Holiday Sale + Fundraiser. En...
12/01/2023

Join us for our final Center Day of the year next Saturday and shop in our School & Studio Holiday Sale + Fundraiser. Enjoy exhibition celebrations with the artists in the shows, including Beneath the Visible, featuring work from our Center Program cohort 10, Candace Hunter: The Alien-Nations and Sovereign States of Octavia E Butler, and Marian Carow: Salvages, and visit our Radicle Resident Artists one last time before their residency 2023 ends.

Reception For All Exhibitions
1-4PM

Mutual Agreements by "Beneath the Visible" Exhibition Artist, Dennissa Young
2- 4PM

Open studios with Guida Family Creative Wing Artists: Sofia Fernandez Diaz, Juarez Hawkins, Candace Hunter, Malika Jackson, Eric Perez, Kushala Vora, Tongji Philip Qian, and Rhonda Wheatley.
1-4PM

Oakman Clinton School + Studio Fundraiser & Sale
1-4pm

Semicolon Bookstore Pop-Up Shop
1-4PM

Open Arts Studio Art Making Activity: Kool Weaves
1-4PM

SAVE THE DATE for Hyde Park Flea Holiday Edition. December 3, 12 - 4 pmJoin Gilda’s Vintage Thrift Boutique and the Hyde...
11/29/2023

SAVE THE DATE for Hyde Park Flea Holiday Edition. December 3, 12 - 4 pm
Join Gilda’s Vintage Thrift Boutique and the Hyde Park Art Center for one more Hyde Park Flea before the end of the year!
Get ready for the holidays and find the perfect gift. This edition of the Flea will be in conjunction with our School & Studio Fundraise and indoors.
Hyde Park Flea is an exciting curation of unique vendors offering vintage, fashion, art, furniture, jewelry and antiques.

GIVING TUESDAY!We are proud to announce that starting in Winter 2024, 100% of Oakman Clinton School + Studios courses wi...
11/28/2023

GIVING TUESDAY!
We are proud to announce that starting in Winter 2024, 100% of Oakman Clinton School + Studios courses will be offered as Open Arts programs!

Since Open Arts launched in 2022, more than 2,300 students have taken ceramics, painting, printmaking, and photography courses with no financial barriers. One ceramics student recently stated:

“Open Arts has been life changing for me!!! One of the main barriers to art is money. It's discouraging to not be able to explore the potential of your creativity simply because you cannot afford it. Open Arts takes a radical approach to arts accessibility that allows people to take art classes and pay what they can with no questions asked. It makes me feel safe at the studio. The Art Center genuinely values its community and is committed to its function as an amplifier for creative voices.”

Please consider a gift today to make arts education and other programming at Hyde Park Art Center fully accessible for everyone.

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Don't miss Marian Carow: "Salvages" exhibition! Public reception, December 9, 1-4 pmArtist talk, February  10, 2-3 pm Wh...
11/27/2023

Don't miss Marian Carow: "Salvages" exhibition!
Public reception, December 9, 1-4 pm
Artist talk, February 10, 2-3 pm

What are the true surfaces of an object? Chicago-based artist Marian Carow considers this philosophical perspective and other formal concerns in her current solo exhibition. "Salvages" presents new sculptural work rendered in cardboard and collages, through which Carow explores minimal forms referencing architecture as well as the constant flux and impermanence of our built urban environment. Carow is an alumna of Hyde Park Art Center’s Center Program (2016) and has been making drawings and sculptures for several decades.

Hyde Park Art Center  will be CLOSED during the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24.We...
11/23/2023

Hyde Park Art Center will be CLOSED during the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24.

We will be open on regular hours starting on November 25.

Happy Holidays!

SAVE THE DAY for the next Center Day happening on December 9, 1-4 pmJoin us for our final Center Day of the year and sho...
11/22/2023

SAVE THE DAY for the next Center Day happening on December 9, 1-4 pm

Join us for our final Center Day of the year and shop in our School & Studio Holiday Sale + Fundraiser; enjoy exhibition celebrations for Beneath the Visible featuring work from our Center Program cohort 10, Candace Hunter: "The Alien-Nations and Sovereign States of Octavia E Butler," and Marion Carrow: "Savages," and visit our Radicle Resident Artists one last time before their residency 2023 ends.

Photo by Natasha Moustache

Registration Opens TODAY at 12pm for Winter TermWinter Term runs January 8 - March 17Delve into our Open Arts courses fo...
11/21/2023

Registration Opens TODAY at 12pm for Winter Term
Winter Term runs January 8 - March 17

Delve into our Open Arts courses for all ages and levels in ceramics, printmaking, painting/drawing, and more—no minimum tuition required! We ask that all students and families contribute what you can. Explore a new medium, or continue to deepen your artmaking practice.

Register here: https://ow.ly/mTQn50Qa0bg

11/20/2023

Thank you for attending the Art Center Gala and After Party; it was fantastic!
Thanks to your generous support, we raised more than $460,00 to serve artists' and our communities' creative and resource needs!

The day is finally here, and we are so excited to see you! Hyde Park Art Center Gala & After Party 2023 is TODAY!Novembe...
11/17/2023

The day is finally here, and we are so excited to see you!
Hyde Park Art Center Gala & After Party 2023 is TODAY!
November 17, 5:30 - 11:30 pm

Meet Chicago’s thriving community of artists, experience their work, socialize, and even bring your creativity to play.

Co-Chairs:
Kimberly and James Elbaor
Wendy and John Minor
Angelique Power

You can still purchase tickets for the After Party: $75 general admission
https://HPACAfterParty2023.eventbrite.com

Artists' interventions and performances by:
Jonathan Castillo, D. Tai Tai, Young Kim, Jordan Knecht, Mariana Noreña, Chris Tasior, and teen artists in Hyde Park Art Center’s Youth Board of Artists.

Featuring Lumpen DJ's: Sonorama. La Janesita, and DJ Logan Bay

We will have an open bar, late-night snacks and complimentary valet!

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5020 S Cornell Avenue
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