Augustana Lutheran Church of Hyde Park
5500 S. Woodlawn Ave.
The main entrance is on 55th Street. You can also enter from the parking lot on Woodlawn Avenue.
Sat, Oct 15: 10am - 5pm
Sun, Oct 16: 12pm - 5pm
Edward Dart, 1968
This austere mid-century church by architect Edward Dart is adjacent to the University of Chicago campus. Behind the plain façade is a brick-and-concrete sanctuary lit by skylights above the alter, accenting the meditative space. In addition to the altar, Dart designed the singular concrete baptismal font and ambo. The church is adorned with sacred art including works by the late Chicago sculptor Egon Weiner. Today, its modernistic interior provides the perfect setting for interfaith gatherings and art installations that bring congregation and community together.
Tours of the front gate and garden courtyard, narthex and nave are offered, but not mandatory. Literature for a self-guided tour will also be available.