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Check out our latest Virtual Talk: Residencies Connect: Christopher K. Ho and Abigail DeVille in Conversation

Join us for a conversation between artists and educators Christopher K. Ho and Abigail DeVille presented jointly by Hyde Park Art Center and Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT). This is the first of our new series Residencies Connect featuring current and alumni resident artists having timely discussions on their practices, approach to making, and underlying themes. Christopher is a former resident at the Art Center and co-curated The Chicago Effect in honor of the Art Center’s 75th anniversary year. Chris is FIT’s current artist fellow, working remotely, and Abigail is a former FIT alum and artist in residence last summer. Chris and Abigail will join us to discuss the intersections of their diverse practices.


A community that doesn’t just provide space for diversity, but was built upon it.

Groundbreaking exhibitions that challenge artistic norms & create new spaces for expression.

Workshops, openings, sessions & forums that promote critical inquiry and inspire creativity.


Classes for all ages & experience levels, from drawing & painting to exploratory digital art.

Programs that bring artists from around the world to create & collaborate right here in Chicago.

Ways to be a part of what’s happening at Hyde Park Art Center, in any way that’s right for you.

We bring artists and communities together to support creativity at every level.

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.