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Hyde Park Art Center

This is an archived listing.


5020 S. Cornell Ave.


Hyde Park / Kenwood


Garofalo Architects, 2006



A nonprofit organization founded in 1939, the Hyde Park Art Center is the oldest alternative exhibition space in Chicago. The Art Center has had several different homes over the years, moving into its current facility in 2006. Originally an army warehouse, the structure's interior was redesigned by Doug Garofalo, of Garofalo Architects. His AIA- and Driehaus Award-winning design demonstrates a nuanced understanding of the Art Center's core values: access, inclusivity and transparency. The facility's design features embody these ideas, like garage-style doors that open to convert the main gallery into a public plaza, and the 80-foot glass fa├žade that showcases large-scale digital art simultaneously inside and outside the Art Center. Along with six exhibition galleries, the building features seven artist studios for resident artists and seven studio classrooms where Art Center teaching artists provide hands-on learning experiences for people of all ages and skill levels.

Don't Miss

Dance performance by experimental dance troupe "The Seldoms" followed by a conversation with artist Sadie Woods and dancer Damon Green on Saturday, October 15th from 1-2:30 pm.

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2020 , 2022