Celebrating South Side Stories

Hyde Park Arts Center, 5020 S Cornell Ave, Chicago, IL 60615

Celebrating South Side Stories

Join this celebration of the historic and ongoing role that art and design played in growing communities and strengthening neighborhoods on Chicago’s South Side. Participants will experience this rich history through a variety of activities, including all-ages artmaking workshops and other artist-led projects, live performances, an interactive trolley tour of cultural spaces across the South Side, and a story-sharing exchange.

This all-day festival of art, music, film, and food kicks-off a series of exhibitions and projects about the history of South Side art and design that will take place at the DuSable Museum of African American History, Hyde Park Art Center, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Smart Museum of Art, and South Side Community Art Center during the fall of 2018 as part of Art Design Chicago.

The MoCP will present two workshops at the Hyde Park Art Center:

What's Your Bag?

Silkscreen and take home a tote bag with one of artist Ralph Arnold’s trademark, counter-cultural phrases from the 1960s: "What's Your Bag?" 

Arnold explored the complexity of his identity as a gay, black, Korean War veteran through his collages, many of which drew upon the liberated sensibility of the 1960s. Arnold, who showed his work at the Hyde Park Art Center in the 1960s, is the focus of the upcoming exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Photography: "The Many Hats of Ralph Arnold: Art, Identity & Politics,” which opens October 11, 2018.

Do What Ralph Does

Try your hand at photocollage, an art-making technique perfected by Ralph Arnold. Arnold, who showed his work at the Hyde Park Art Center in the 1980s, is the focus of the new exhibition at MoCP: "The Many Hats of Ralph Arnold: Art, Identity & Politics".   Participants will hear about Arnold's process and make their own pictures to take home using pieces of photographs or negatives.

 

Upcoming Events

Opening Reception: Go Down Moses

Opening Reception: Go Down Moses

Join the Museum of Contemporary Photography for the opening reception of Go Down Moses. ...

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Teen Night

Teen Night

Chicago teens are invited to participate in teen-led workshops and more! ...

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Photos at Noon: Recent Acquisitions

Photos at Noon: Recent Acquisitions

Get to know the museum’s collection with a series of public print viewings led by MoCP’s curator of academic programs and collections. Drop in to ...

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Photos at Noon: Viewer's Choice

Photos at Noon: Viewer's Choice

Get to know the museum’s collection with a series of public print viewings led by MoCP’s curator of academic programs and collections. Drop in to ...

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Eighth Blackbird

Eighth Blackbird

Join the Chicago-based, four-time Grammy-winning ensemble Eighth Blackbird for a special performance at the MoCP. Experience a musical journey through the museum, as the ensemble ...

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Lecture in Photography: Teju Cole - Writing and Thinking Photography

Lecture in Photography: Teju Cole - Writing and Thinking Photography

Go Down Moses curator Teju Cole will give a public lecture about his various photographic practices. Drawing on his experiences as a photographer, critic, teacher, ...

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Past Events

Teen Night: CPS Lives

Teen Night: CPS Lives

Teen Night: CPS Lives

MoCP

Chicago teens are invited to engage in creative interactive workshops and reflect on themes of the exhibitions. This event is organized in partnership with CPS ...

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Photos at Noon: Approaches to Documentary

Photos at Noon: Approaches to Documentary

Photos at Noon: Approaches to Documentary

Museum of Contemporary Photography

Get to know the museum's collection with a series of public print viewings. The MoCP's curator of academic programs and collections will lead a mini-course ...

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Tonika Johnson: Folded Map

Tonika Johnson: Folded Map

Tonika Johnson: Folded Map

MoCP

In conjunction with Columbia College Chicago’s Manifest Urban Arts Festival, the MoCP will host Columbia alum Tonika Johnson '03 for a one-day presentation of Folded ...

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Lecture in Photography: Rebecca Senf

Lecture in Photography: Rebecca Senf

Lecture in Photography: Rebecca Senf

Ferguson Hall, 600 S. Michigan Ave

Rebecca Senf is the Chief Curator at the Center for Creative Photography and the Norton Family Curator of Photography, a joint appointment between the Center ...

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Chicago Stories: Unpacking Segregation in Chicago, Then and Now

Chicago Stories: Unpacking Segregation in Chicago, Then and Now

Chicago Stories: Unpacking Segregation in Chicago, Then and Now

Conaway Center, 1104 S. Wabash Ave., 1st floor

Join the MoCP for a panel discussion exploring the segregated history of Chicago neighborhoods, in conjunction with the current exhibition Chicago Stories: Recent works by ...

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