Hyde Park Art Center and Green Lantern Press Publications


Hyde Park Art Center publications complement our exhibitions program, often while producing the first-ever monograph catalog of a Chicago artist’s work. Since 1945, we have generated over seventy publications that range from black-and-white booklets to substantial perfect bound books and everything in between. Art Center’s publications are dedicated to increasing scholarship and writing on contemporary art, providing quality documentation, and representing a diverse range of experimental art practices generated in Chicago.

In 2022, the Art Center integrated Green Lantern Press (GLP), the small independent Chicago-based publishing platform, into its existing publications program.  The merger of the two organizations continues the legacy of work that GLP passionately and effectively stewarded since 2005 and simultaneously increases the Art Center’s capacity to invest in publications that document, reflect upon, and contribute to the work of Chicago artists and art writers.


Visit our online store to see an archive of Green Lantern Press publications and a selection of Hyde Park Art Center’s most popular exhibition catalogs.


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Founded by Caroline Picard in 2005, Green Lantern Press (GLP) is an artist-run, nonprofit publishing house dedicated to the support, production, and dissemination of contemporary art, poetry, and philosophy.  GLP was committed to funding artists in the commission and development of new work that raised ethical questions about how to ensure a more equitable and  sustainable creative life, with support from key collaborators like Fulla Abdul-Jabbar, Jason Bacasa, Sam YiYao Chao, Zach Dodson, Lindsey Dorr-Niro, Becca Mir Grady, Devin King, Young Joon Kwak, Sharmyn Cruz Rivera, Lily Robert-Foley, Moshe Zvi Marvit, Nick Sarno, Lara Schoorl, Edra Soto, Sonnenzimmer, John Tipton, and others. Since its inception, GLP organized over 250 events and exhibitions and published more than 40 paperback editions in a range of genres from contemporary art, critical theory, fiction, and poetry.


How many publications and catalogs will Hyde Park Art Center + GLP release each year?

We will publish one or two publications each year.

Can I publish my book through Hyde Park Art Center + GLP?

Unfortunately, we don’t have the capacity to publish books that are not related to our programs at this point. 

Can I purchase books in bulk?

Yes! Some of our books are distributed by Small Press Distribution, they can assist you in placing large orders. If you want to inquire about a specific title that is not carried by SPD please contact exhibitions@hydeparkart.org