The Hyde Park Art Center maintains its founding mission: to stimulate and sustain the vitality of the visual arts in Chicago. It does so by challenging and supporting artists, connecting artists to a broader public, and creating a community of people who are interested in the visual arts. The Art Center’s flagship programs provide opportunities for anyone to see, make, learn about and discuss art.
Specifically, through exhibitions, education, residencies, and public programming, the Art Center actively cultivates a more vibrant, inclusive arts community and aims to foster a collective spirit among artists, teachers, students, children and families, and the general public. It facilitates opportunities for artists to experiment and do things they wouldn’t be able to do elsewhere and encourages its visitors to get involved with the entire process of art and art making.