Projection view of "Loving Repeating" by Miller & Shellabarger
The exhibition is currently on view through September 3

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Thu 18

Movies in the Lot: Concerned Black Image Makers

August 18 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sat 27

Teen Arts Fest & Open Mic Kickback

August 27 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sep 14

The Burning of Loving Repeating with Movies in the Lot

September 14 @ 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sep 24

Center Days

September 24 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Resident Artist Joseph Lefthand guides Center Day visitors through a meditation.


Artists Run Chicago Fund

The Artists Run Chicago Fund (ARC Fund) is back! Now in its third iteration, the ARC Fund seeks to award fifteen $8,000 grants to artists-run spaces, projects, and platforms in Chicago. This next round of funding seeks to support NEW and established platforms with flexible funding to support their work. Grantees will be selected through a free, juried, open call.

Now accepting applications! The deadline to apply is September 15.

Movies In The Lot

In an initiative to support the work of artist-run spaces that contribute to Chicago’s cultural and artistic landscape, we will be hosting screenings curated by Artists Run Chicago spaces featured in our 2020 exhibition, including talks, critiques, screenings, catwalk concerts, and more!

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Movies in the Lot with Filmfront
July 28 @ 8 – 10 PM

Filmfront presents a program of recent short works by Black experimental filmmakers exploring the act of reading for revolutionary purposes and finding acts of resistance in the written/spoken word. Featuring films by Ephraim Asili, Kevin Jerome Everson, Ayo Akingbade, Cauleen Smith, and an in-person live reading/new work by Imani Elizabeth Jackson.

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Movies in the Lot with Concerned Black Image Makers
August 18 @ 8 – 10 PM

It’s Different in Chicago is an intersectional exploration of House music and Hip-Hop culture within Chicago, exploring deep commentary, reflections and experiences significant to Black folks occupation of space, place, and time through dance, music, and community.

The Burning of Loving Repeating with Movies in the Lot
September 14 @ 7 – 10 PM

Join Loving Repeating artists Stan Shellabarger and Dutes Miller for a ceremonial burning of the work accumulated during their exhibition. Following the burning will be film screenings inspired by the themes of the exhibition curated by Nightingale Cinema, an experimental artist-run cinema.

Watch "The New Futurists: On Afro-Indigenous and Latinx-Futurism" Artist Talk in conjunction with our "Dream" exhibition and Center Program.

Check out our Artist Talk with AJ McClenon from thier recent solo exhibition, "Notes From VEGA."

Artist AJ McClenon and Hyde Park Art Center Curatorial Fellow, Gervais Marsh, discuss McClenon’s 2021 solo exhibition, Notes From VEGA.

Notes from VEGA is a solo exhibition by artist A.J. McClenon. The exhibition features work from McClenon’s ongoing VEGA series, imagining an aqueous Black future, parallel universes and an escape route fleeing from anti-Blackness, climate change and the destructive forces of capitalism and systemic racism. When the earth is no longer able to sustain their livelihoods and options are limited, they return to water—the source of life. Viewers are invited to take a glimpse into VEGA through sculptures, writings, diagrams, collages and videos that begun during McClenon’s 2019 residency at Hyde Park Art Center.


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Within its facility, the Art Center offers a comprehensive roster of programs that work in concert to make contemporary art more approachable. It does so by involving the community in dynamic engagement with art and artists through exhibitions, artist talks, studio art classes, an international residency program, free public events, and professional development opportunities for artists. Outside its walls, the Art Center’s outreach programs in historically underserved neighborhoods bring the visual arts to Chicago youth, their teachers, and their families.

By developing socially adept programming that finds new ways to engage diverse audiences in the work of Chicago’s artists, the Art Center makes space for transparent interaction with art and the artistic process, inspiring creative exploration and encouraging exchange between audiences and artists.