About Hyde Park Art Center

Hyde Park Art Center's mission is to stimulate and sustain the visual arts in Chicago.

A leader in advancing contemporary visual art in Chicago since 1939, the Art Center is a hub, serving as a gathering and production space for artists and the broader community to cultivate ideas, impact social change, and connect through expanded networks. The Art Center functions as an amplifier for today and tomorrow’s creative voices, providing the space to make, see, learn about, and engage art with freedom.

Within its facility, the Art Center inspires creativity through dynamic art-centered interactions, including exhibitions, artist talks, free public events, studio art classes, professional development opportunities for artists, arts education outreach, and an international residency. These programs work to cultivate a more vibrant, inclusive arts community; facilitate opportunities for artists to experiment and take risks with their work; and encourage visitors to get involved with the entire process of art and art making. In schools throughout Chicago's Southside neighborhoods, the Art Center bring the visual arts to Chicago youth, their teachers, and their families.

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 through expanded networks. The Art Center functions as an amplifier for today and tomorrow’s creative voices, providing the space to make, see, learn about, and engage art with freedom. The Art Center is funded in part by: Allstate Insurance Company; Alphawood Foundation; Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts; Bloomberg Philanthropies; Chauncey and Marion D. McCormick Foundation; Chicago Architecture Biennial; The Chicago Community Trust; Creative New Zealand; Crown Family Philanthropies; David C. and Sarajean Ruttenberg Arts Foundation; Field Foundation of Illinois; Harper Court Arts Council; Illinois Arts Council Agency; John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation; The Joyce Foundation; Leo S. Guthman Fund; Lloyd A. Fry Foundation; MacArthur Fund for Arts and Culture at Prince; National Endowment for the Arts; Polk Bros. Foundation; Reva and David Logan Foundation; Smart Family Foundation, Inc; Terra Foundation for American Art; Walter and Karla Goldschmidt Foundation; and the generosity of its members and people like you.
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The Art Center is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency. 
Hyde Park Art Center does not discriminate against any person for reason of race, gender, age, place of national origin, handicap, religious conviction, marital status, veteran status or sexual preference.