Hyde Park Art Center’s exhibition program supports artists in pushing the boundaries of their practices and whose work makes meaningful contributions to today’s social and political discourse relevant to our broad community. Through the exhibitions we present, we look to spark conversation and increase exposure of high quality contemporary art by underrepresented artists, particularly Chicago-based artists of color and women, and mount career-changing exhibitions.
Each year, we unveil 20 exhibitions and welcome over 45,000 visitors!
“[The Art Center] does a really great job incubating artists at every stage of their career.”
Ground Floor brings together work by Chicago’s most promising emerging talent, offering a single destination to discover diverse artists whose work demands to be seen and supported. Ground Floor—so named because it provides a crucial platform for young artists and fills the entire lower level of the Art Center—is an ongoing biennial project.
Occurring every three years, Not Just Another Pretty Face allows the Art Center to play matchmaker for artists and potential art buyers, facilitating a fun, accessible commissioning process that builds relationships between artists and patrons, creates a new base of support for artists, and invests in the vitality of Chicago’s cultural community.