Current Exhibitions

03 Burghers Of El Rayo

Rodrigo Lara Zendejas: La Paz

A new installation of clay figurative sculptures, projection, painting and sound reimagining a childhood garden and shrine.

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Beyond the Mirror: Work by Art Center Teens

New paintings, drawings, photography, prints, videos, and collages demonstrate the intense study by more than 20 teens participating in Hyde Park Art Center’s five teen programs.

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Alice Hargrave: Paradise Wavering

The latest series of large-format photography by Alice Hargrave present a sophisticated relationship between place, color, material, and memory.

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Karen Reimer: Shoretime Spaceline

In this new site-specific installation, fiber artist Karen Reimer explores the history of Hyde Park Art Center’s current location.

Upcoming Exhibitions


New Projects x New Curators

New curatorial projects by participants enrolled in the Curatorial Practices course offered through the University of Chicago's Graham School in partnership with Hyde Park Art Center.

Front & Center: 2016 Center Program Final Exhibition

A cap-stone program for artists who are ready to push their practice to the next level, The Center Program is the Art Center’s answer to traditional professional development offerings for artists. Over the course of six months, a supportive peer network pushes Center Program artists to answer tough questions, evolve their art, and ultimately produce strong, new work to show. This exhibition will be guest curated by Dan Devening.

Ground Floor

Ground Floor is an ongoing biennial project that brings together work by Chicago’s most promising emerging talent, offering a single destination to see work by diverse artists that deserve to be supported.


This  group exhibition presents the work of Dublin-based and Chicago-based artists engaging with key issues that reflect the complexity of urban planning and importance of public space in the 21st Century.

The Ancient Language Of Jesus

Mary King: War Stories

Recent paintings and works on paper based on borrowed personal narratives from people involved in past and current world conflicts.

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Not Just Another Pretty Face

The sixth installment of an ongoing successful Art Center program encouraging new and diverse public to think of themselves as patrons or leaders of contemporary art. The exhibition presents over 50 new works by artists with possible participants such as Candida Alvarez, Juan Angel Chavez, Terry Evans, Tony Tassett, and many more.