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The History and Meaning of Adinkra Symbols and Cultural Aesthetics historically and in Contemporary Art

Hyde Park Art Center 5020 South Cornell Avenue, Chicago, IL 60615, Chicago, IL, US

Notes from The Woodshed Workshop: The History and Meaning of Adinkra Symbols and Cultural Aesthetics historically and in Contemporary Art Join us for a creative Adinkra symbol activity! Use stencils and rubbings to design your own vibrant and meaningful artwork, exploring the rich cultural heritage of West African symbols. Perfect for all ages! This free […]

Everybody’s Art: Free Art Making Workshop

Blackstone Library Branch 4904 S Lake Park Ave, Chicago, United States

As a nod to Robert Earl Paige’s community art practice and our exhibition, The United Colors of Robert Earl Paige, the Art Center is hosting all ages art making workshops on the South Side and across Chicago facilitated by our Community Engagement Fellow, Keny De La Peña. Join us at Blackstone Branch Library for a workshop on […]

Dear Black Artist Film Screening + Discussion

Hyde Park Art Center 5020 South Cornell Avenue, Chicago, IL 60615, Chicago, IL, US

Join us for a screening of Dear Black Artist in conjunction with our exhibition, The United Colors of Robert Earl Paige. Dear Black Artist is a documentary project that began right before the pandemic and highlights 77 Black artists as an ode to the 77 communities in Chicago. In the documentary, the artists discuss their […]

The History & Legacy of AfriCOBRA

Hyde Park Art Center 5020 South Cornell Avenue, Chicago, IL 60615, Chicago, IL, US

Notes from The Woodshed Workshop: The History & Legacy of AfriCOBRA Using construction paper, craft a vibrant self-portrait featuring bold patterns and bright colors. Celebrate your identity and cultural heritage while drawing inspiration from the powerful artistic elements of the AfriCOBRA movement. This free all ages art making workshop is led by our Community Engagement […]

Creative Wing Open Studio Night

Hyde Park Art Center 5020 South Cornell Avenue, Chicago, IL 60615, Chicago, IL, US

Meet our Radicle Residents and Creative Wing artists in their studios during our Summer edition of Creative Wing Open Studio Night! Connect with artists, collectors, and curators in our community over light bites and refreshments. This event is free and open to all. Radicle Studio Residents are rooted for a year at the Art Center […]

Kool-Aid colors: Color Theory in Black Art

Hyde Park Art Center 5020 South Cornell Avenue, Chicago, IL 60615, Chicago, IL, US

  Notes from The Woodshed Workshop: Kool-Aid colors: Color Theory in Black Art Explore the rich hues of Kool-Aid as a medium to create vibrant watercolor paintings while learning about the significance of color in Black art and culture. Perfect for all ages, this activity combines creativity with cultural education for a truly unique artistic experience. […]

A Landmark of Work: African Americans in Decorative Arts

Hyde Park Art Center 5020 South Cornell Avenue, Chicago, IL 60615, Chicago, IL, US

Join us for a discussion in conjunction with our exhibition, The United Colors of Robert Earl Paige. How are artists currently using traditional or historical methods of production in contemporary design? Artists and art historians discuss the pivotal contributions of African Americans to the canon of decorative arts like textile design, jewelry and metalworking, and woodworking. […]

Event Series Bon Odori Dance Workshops

Bon Odori Dance Workshops

Hyde Park Art Center 5020 South Cornell Avenue, Chicago, IL 60615, Chicago, IL, US

Bon Odori is a summer festival for people to come together to honor their ancestors, express their joy, respect, and feeling of community; to create a connection with community. One does not have to be a dancer, the dances are simple and fun! Join the in person workshops and learn with Yoshinojo Fujima of Shubukai! […]

Bon Odori Dance Workshop

Hyde Park Art Center 5020 South Cornell Avenue, Chicago, IL 60615, Chicago, IL, US

Bon Odori is a summer festival for people to come together to honor their ancestors, express their joy, respect, and feeling of community; to create a connection with community. One does not have to be a dancer, the dances are simple and fun! Join the in person workshops and learn with Yoshinojo Fujima of Shubukai! […]

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