Current Exhibitions

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John Preus: The Beast

The Beast is an architectural intervention and companion public program that raises questions about the use and social value of public space. 

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A series of five curatorial experiments coming out the Art Center's School and Studio

Art Shop Escape

ArtShop: FaceTime

An exhibition of student work by the Hyde Park Art Center’s ArtShop, a group of teenagers from South Side area high schools.

Upcoming Exhibitions

Mind the Gap

An exhibition curated by nine students participating in the Curatorial Practices class offered through the Visual Arts Certificate Program at the University of Chicago Graham School in partnership with the Hyde Park Art Center. 

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The Chicago Effect: Redefining the Middle

Exhibition and collaborative experimental program takes a seemingly pedestrian topic of "the middle" and turns it on its head.

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Front & Center

Multi-media work by 25 artists from the 2014 class of the Center Program.

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Ground Floor

A survey exhibition of multi-media work by promising artists who have recently emerged from Chicago's top level MFA programs in 2013 and 2014.

Melika Bass: new work

A new installation delving into the psychology unsettling protagonists in the films by Melika Bass.

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Nancy Lu Rosenheim: Swallow City

A new mixed-media installation that personifies nature in both abject and confectionery terms. 

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Susan Giles: Scenic Overlook

Our 2014-15 Chicago artist in the Jackman Residency Program, Susan Giles debuts a series of large wooden sculptures that alter our perception of the skyscraper.


A group exhibition of contemporary art work influenced by the field of cosmology guest-curated by Steven Bridges selected and supported by the Contemporary Art Council.