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December 9, 2018 - March 3, 2019

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2018 EXPO CHICAGO: Terra Firma

September 27, 2018 – September 30, 2018

Come see the new installation at booth #176 including a temporary new wall painting by 2016 . Jackman Goldwasser Resident Artist, Eric J. Garcia and material intervention by current Center Program artist Frances Lightbound. This special project is curated by Hyde Park's Residency & Public Programs Manager, Ariel Gentalen. These talented artists seek to call [...]

Unique View of Chicago Artists

Unique View of Chicago Artists was on view at the Hyde Park Art Center January 17, 1975 – February 8, 1975 Partial list of artists exhibited includes: Cosmo Campoli, Seymour Rosofsky, Ellen Lanyon, Evelyn Statsinger, Don Baum, Theodore Halkin, Karil Wirsum, Steve Urry, Ed Paschke, Phil Hanson, Miyoko Ito, Kerig Pope, Frank Piatek, Barbara Rossi, Ray […]

Aldo Piacenza

Aldo Piacenza was on view at the Hyde Park Art Center November 12, 1971 – December 18, 1971. The exhibition was curated by Roger Brown, M.F.A. Art Institute of Chicago. Aldo Piacenza was born in Sant’Anna Telago, Italy in 1888.  He moved to Chicago in 1903 with friends in search of opportunities beyond working in agriculture […]

The Body

“The Body” was a juried exhibition of works by Chicago artists.  The show consisted of paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, and mixed media works all concerned with representations of the human figure or parts of the body. Artists exhibited: Eric Anderson, Vincent Arcilesi, Richard Beard, David Brumfield, Barry Burlison, David Driesbach, Ann Elbaum, Edward C. Flood, […]

David Schalliol: Mining Basin (Hauts-de-France)

January 7, 2018 – April 22, 2018

The two lens-based artists David Schalliol (Chicago/Minneapolis) and Justine Pluvinage (Paris) individually present their work resulting from a two-year international residency exchange project in collaboration with the Centre régional de la photographie Nord—Pas-de-Calais (CRP) located in the North of France.

Justine Pluvinage: Amazons

January 7, 2018 – March 4, 2018

The two lens-based artists David Schalliol (Chicago/Minneapolis) and Justine Pluvinage (Paris) individually present their work resulting from a two-year international residency exchange project in collaboration with the Centre régional de la photographie Nord—Pas-de-Calais (CRP) located in the North of France.


November 11, 2018 – February 24, 2019

Through drawings, paintings, artists’ books, installation and media works, this survey exhibition curated by Jessica Cochran will consider and contextualize Deborah Boardman’s vibrant career as an artist primarily working in Chicago over three decades.

Mycelial: Street Parliament

July 13, 2018 – August 26, 2018

Inspired by the first revolution led on social media, Arab Spring (2010), Mycelial is a new performance that questions the existence of kinetic empathy through technology platforms. Using data captured from twitter feeds (# Egypt, #Yesallwomen & #BlackLivesMatter) during the social uprising, Chicago-based artist Erica Mott translates the rate, rhythm, emotional affect and spacialization of this feed through algorithmic analysis into choreography for 4 dancers (2 from Egypt, 2 from the US).

The Art of Being Dangerous

August 19, 2018 – October 28, 2018

Hyde Park Art Center is proud to present the sixth annual exhibition of work from participants in The Center Program, the Art Center’s flagship artist professional development initiative. Led by Director of Education Mike Nourse, this six-month program is designed for a group of artists who create new works, connect with peers, present to visiting professionals, and culminate with an exhibition.

The Whole Yadig?!

April 29, 2018 – July 22, 2018

New paintings, drawings, photography, prints, and collages demonstrate the intense study by teens participating in Hyde Park Art Center’s in-house arts mentorship programs: ArtShop, Writer’s Block, and Youth Art Board.

Ground Floor 2018

September 9, 2018 – November 11, 2018

Hyde Park Art Center is proud to announce the return of Ground Floor, the fifth iteration of a biennial exhibition that features artwork by some of Chicago’s most promising emergent talent.

Dorian Sylvain: Embedded

January 28, 2018 – July 29, 2018

The rhythmic poetry of Don L. Lee (Haki Matabuti) and Bill Walker’s murals embedded across Chicago’s Southside in the 1960s greatly influenced artist Dorian Sylvain growing up.  For this exhibition, she creates an 80 foot long temporary mural to reimagine how racial unity and pride appear in Black communities today.  

Anna Kunz: Color Cast

March 11, 2018 – June 24, 2018

Painter Anna Kunz takes on the physicality of color and light in a large-scale installation.  Manipulating screens, transparency, free-standing board, fabric and paint, Kunz asks the viewer to experience abstract painting through their movement, sight and sound.

Fugitive Narratives

April 22, 2018 – August 5, 2018

Stories of all kinds are more important than ever to our society and inside of the contemporary art world. But sometimes important narratives can be hidden inside of abstract works. These narratives can often drive the creative process while carrying larger messages that can be overlooked. Fugitive Narrative curated by Mike Nourse, will bring stories to the forefront, by featuring Chicago artists whose works are driven by abstracting narratives. 

Edward Hines National Forest

November 12, 2017 – February 11, 2018

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Bill Walker: Urban Griot

November 5, 2017 – April 8, 2018

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Sheri Rush: Portals of Discovery

October 15, 2017 – December 17, 2017

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October 15, 2017 – December 10, 2017

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Children of the Wall Murals

September 10, 2017 – March 1, 2020

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Materials Decoded

September 10, 2017 – January 7, 2018

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Disclosed/ Undisclosed: New Curators X New Works

August 2, 2017 – August 27, 2017

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Front & Center 2017: Center Program Final Exhibition

July 30, 2017 – October 1, 2017

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Virtue of the Vicious

July 16, 2017 – October 22, 2017

Hyde Park Art Center presents Virtue of the Vicious, an examination of the current political climate from the perspective of eight contemporary American artists working in sculpture, painting, photography, and video. Patriotism manifests itself in the American landscape and culture in obvious and covert ways. Artists participating in the exhibition examine the pride, loyalty, ownership, [...]