Blog Archive for 2014


"The Hairy Who in Hyde Park" Panel Discussion

On November 7, three Hyde Park institutions, University of Chicago's Film Studies Center, the Smart Museum of Art, and the Hyde Park Art Center, came together for a screening of Pentimenti Productions' documentary film, Hairy Who &...


Interview with Resident Artist Susan Giles

We sat down with artist Susan Giles to discuss her creative process, her goals for her residency at the art center, and what she hopes people will take away from her exhibition, Scenic Overlook (April 19, 2015 – July 26, 2015).


Megha goes to Paris (and shares pictures)

Megha Ralapati, the Art Center's Residency and Special Projects Manager, has been invited by Institut français and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy to travel to Paris to attend the Focus Visual Arts Program (FIAC and the Rennes...

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A Look Into The Art Center's Model Pictures Camp

Kicking off week 3 in our Special Topics Camps, kids line the halls of Gallery 2 and the Cleve E. Carney Gallery, admiring Ross Sawyer's exhibition, Model Pictures. Nearly thirty photographs hang on the walls, picturing small scale models Sawyers built himself. By creating these domestic environments, Sawyers uses the miniature models act as his photographic subjects, allowing him to examine depth, lighting, and shape. Today, we launched our Model Pictures camp, and I had the pleasure of sitting with the campers and observing the process.


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