About Hyde Park Art Center

Hyde Park Art Center's mission is to stimulate and sustain the visual arts in Chicago.

A leader in advancing contemporary visual art in Chicago since 1939, the Art Center is a hub, serving as a gathering and production space for artists and the broader community to cultivate ideas, impact social change, and connect through expanded networks. The Art Center functions as an amplifier for today and tomorrow’s creative voices, providing the space to make, see, learn about, and engage art with freedom.

Within its facility, the Art Center inspires creativity through dynamic art-centered interactions, including exhibitions, artist talks, free public events, studio art classes, professional development opportunities for artists, arts education outreach, and an international residency. These programs work to cultivate a more vibrant, inclusive arts community; facilitate opportunities for artists to experiment and take risks with their work; and encourage visitors to get involved with the entire process of art and art making. In schools throughout Chicago's Southside neighborhoods, the Art Center bring the visual arts to Chicago youth, their teachers, and their families.

Hyde Park Art Center is a unique resource that advances contemporary visual art in Chicago by connecting artists and communities in unexpected ways. As an open forum for exploring the artistic process, the Art Center fosters creativity through making, learning about, seeing, and discussing art—all under one roof. The Art Center is funded in part by: Allstate Insurance Company; Alphawood Foundation; Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts; Bank of America; Bloomberg Philanthropies; a CityArts grant from the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events; Crown Family Philanthropies; David C. and Sarajean Ruttenberg Arts Foundation; Field Foundation of Illinois; Harper Court Arts Council; Illinois Arts Council, a state agency; Irving Harris Foundation; John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation; The Joyce Foundation; Lloyd A. Fry Foundation; MacArthur Fund for Arts and Culture at Prince; National Endowment for the Arts; Polk Bros. Foundation; The Reva and David Logan Foundation; Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trust; and the generosity of its members and people like you.Hyde Park Art Center is a hub for contemporary arts in Chicago, serving as a gathering and production space for artists and the broader community to cultivate ideas, impact social change, and connect through expanded networks. The Art Center functions as an amplifier for today and tomorrow’s creative voices, providing the space to make, see, learn about, and engage art with freedom. The Art Center is funded in part by: Alphawood Foundation; Allstate Insurance Company; Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts; Bloomberg Philanthropies; Chauncey and Marion D. McCormick Foundation; City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events; Crown Family Philanthropies; David C. and Sarajean Ruttenberg Arts Foundation; Field Foundation of Illinois; Harper Court Arts Council Agency; Illinois Arts Council; John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation; The Joyce Foundation; Lloyd A. Fry Foundation; MacArthur Fund for Arts and Culture at Prince; Morrison Family Foundation; National Endowment for the Arts; Polk Bros. Foundation; Reva and David Logan Foundation; Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trust; and the generosity of its members and people like you.
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The Art Center is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency. 
Hyde Park Art Center does not discriminate against any person for reason of race, gender, age, place of national origin, handicap, religious conviction, marital status, veteran status or sexual preference.