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Artists Run Chicago: Here and Now

December 9, 2018 - March 3, 2019

Organized by Hyde Park Art Center in partnership with the Terra Foundation for American Art, this mini exhibition features projects by four of Chicago’s artist-run platforms that engage critical dialogue around Chicago neighborhoods through art interventions in public space.

Alice Shaddle: Fuller Circles

May 1, 2016 – July 24, 2016

Discover the intricate world of Alice Shaddle (1928 – 2017), an artist whose practice centered more than 60 years on paper-based creations in Chicago. Curated by Nicholas C. Lowe and [...]

Aimée Beaubien: Through the Hothouse

May 1, 2016 – July 24, 2016

Aimée Beaubien, the internationally exhibited artist who has established herself as an educator and peer in the Chicago art community, showcases her innovative techniques in Through the Hothouse. The installation [...]


August 29, 2010 – October 31, 2010

Amuleto is a collaboration between the independent art spaces The Franklin, Mayfield, and Hyde Park Art Center to present artwork by artists that address the ideas of the amulet/amuleto: portable objects that are attributed to magical, emotional, or sentimental value.

Not Just Another Pretty Face 2023

December 15, 2013 – March 30, 2014

An exhibition celebrating the eighth installment of Not Just Another Pretty Face, the triennial program that facilitates a fun and accessible commissioning process that builds lasting relationships between artists and patrons, creates a new base of support for artists, and invests in the vitality of Chicago’s cultural community.

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Candace Hunter: The Alien-Nations and Sovereign States of Octavia E Butler

September 27, 2009 – January 17, 2010

The Alien- Nation and Sovereign States of Octavia E. Butler is an exploratory installation of video, performance, collage, and painting that expands on Candace Hunter’s speculation of the future of human resilience in the wake of racial reckoning, climate change, and food scarcity.

Marian Carow: Salvages

May 1, 2016 – July 24, 2016

What are the true surfaces of an object? Chicago-based artist Marian Carow considers this philosophical perspective and other formal concerns in her upcoming solo exhibition. Salvages will present new sculptural work rendered [...]

Beneath the Visible

August 7, 2016 – October 16, 2016

A professional development program for artists who are ready to raise their practice to the next level, The Center Program offers the unique opportunity to develop new work, receive feedback [...]

LandFORMS at EXPO Chicago

December 9, 2018 - March 3, 2019

The Hyde Park Art Center is proud to present a micro-exhibition of works by Regina Agu and Farah Salem that reflect on the relationship between geography, the body, and the [...]

A Universe of Self Experience

New paintings, drawings, photography, prints, and multimedia works demonstrate the intense study by young adult artists participating in Hyde Park Art Center’s Teen programs.

SURVIVING THE LONG WARS: Unlikely Entanglements

December 9, 2018 - March 3, 2019

SURVIVING THE LONG WARS: Unlikely Entanglements reveals the connections that emerge between personal and collective histories of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities marked by the legacies of the two longest wars in US history—the “American Indian Wars” and the “Global War on Terror.” 

Regarding The Missing Objects

December 9, 2018 - March 3, 2019

Guest curated by the art historian and critic, Ruslana Lichtzier, the exhibition Regarding the Missing Objects presents artworks by eight contemporary artists that draw attention to the schism between artistic knowledge production and institutional power while spotlighting the hidden force of censorship in forming both aspects.

William Estrada: Multiples and Multitudes

The exhibition brings together works by William Estrada, his collaborators, and students that exemplify his radical commitment to empowering communities through art-making and agency.

Edra Soto: Destination/El Destino: a decade of GRAFT

Through the GRAFT series of sculptures, wall reliefs and installations, Edra Soto explores vernacular architecture familiar to the artist’s native Puerto Rico to address the adaptability and hybridity of cultural representation.

Football Practice

Football Practice is an experiment in visualizing the archetypes, stereotypes, and desires that are enmeshed in the narratives of professional sports.

Joseriberto: BoboDeco

Drawing inspiration from both 20th century modern painting and neighborhood aesthetics, paintings by Joseriberto are composed of vibrant, abstract representations of Miami’s landscape and architecture, family heirlooms, and symbolic objects [...]

Lola Ayisha Ogbara: Hues of Black & Blue

Hues of Black & Blue presents new work by artist Lola Ayisha Ogbara made during her year-long Ceramics Apprenticeship at the Art Center in 2021.

Alexander Fair,

Lemme Know When You Make It

Curated in collaboration with the Youth Board of Artists, this year’s teen exhibition brings together work by young artists from Teen Programs, teaching artists, exhibiting, and residency artists. The exhibition’s title refers to the caring reminder Chicago teens text to check that their friends arrived home safely and alludes to “making it” as creatives of many types. Works in the exhibition explore themes of collective safety, movement of people throughout the city and world, diasporic identities, boundaries crossed either physically or metaphorically, and coming of age on the South Side of the city.

Stan VanDerBeek: Panels for the Walls of the World: Phase I, 1970

The hundreds of collages made by VanDerBeek over fifty years ago on 8.5 x 14 inch pieces of paper to make “Panels for the Walls of the World” used daily newspaper headlines regarding persistent, interrelated worldwide issues of racism, war, poverty, and divisive politicians alongside advertisements featuring images of perfected bodies, commodities and abundant food. 

Artists Run Chicago: In Focus at EXPO Chicago

November 11, 2018 – February 24, 2019

Hyde Park Art Center participates in EXPO CHICAGO by featuring artists participating in artist-run spaces in Chicago.

Toolbox @ Twenty: The Seldoms

November 11, 2018 – February 24, 2019

Experimental dance troupe, The Seldoms partners with visual artists to create unique multidisciplinary art installations that are activated by choreographed bodies.

Ground Floor 2022

August 2 - November 8, 2020

Ground Floor, an ongoing Biennial exhibition since 2010, brings together work by Chicago’s most promising emerging talent. The exhibition offers a single destination to discover artists, who have recently graduated [...]

The Language Between Worlds

July 16, 2017 – October 22, 2017

An exhibition featuring the work of Nyame Brown, Bethany Collins, Nicole Marroquin,  Chris Pappan, and Jessica Vaughn who examine traditions in popular American culture that continue to reinforce inequality in the everyday.

Wheel of Life

Mysterious, novel, and internally optical, the zoetrope is a pre-cinema, spinning drum that when put in motion creates a quick analog animation. For this exhibition, guest curator and interdisciplinary artist Scott Wolniak invites 13 artists that don’t normally make moving image work to make new work to be activated by a custom-made zoetrope.

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