A home for creativity and community. Stimulating and sustaining the visual arts in Chicago since 1939.
UPCOMING PUBLIC PROGRAMS
Resident Artist Joseph Lefthand guides Center Day visitors through a meditation.
Learn more about our exhibition, Toolbox @ Twenty, and the dance performances in the video below.
Experimental dance company, The Seldoms reinvigorate their program by partnering with visual artists to create unique multidisciplinary art installations activated by choreographed bodies. Titled Toolbox, the program pairs a dancer with an artist to collaborate on a new combined work and share their processes, techniques, and creative values with one another. From this conversation, the dancemaker identifies one essential word that undergirds the visual artist’s practice, and translates it to a choreographic one. This performative installation and exhibition marks the Seldoms’ twentieth year of performance in Chicago.
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.