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

Photos at Noon: Collage

Photos at Noon: Collage

Photos at Noon: Collage

Museum of Contemporary Photography

Join us for a print viewing of works from the museum’s collection made with the collage technique employed by the artists in the current exhibitions. ...

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Lecture in Photography: Paul Mpagi Sepuya

Lecture in Photography: Paul Mpagi Sepuya

Lecture in Photography: Paul Mpagi Sepuya

Stage Two

Artist Paul Mpagi Sepuya discusses his work in Echoes: Reframing Collage, as well as his broader artistic practice. Sepuya’s work explores the intimacy created during ...

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Video Playlist

Video Playlist

Video Playlist

MoCP

Video Playlist is a recurring series of one-night public video screenings programmed in response to MoCP exhibitions. This edition of Video Playlist, in conjunction with ...

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MoCP After Dark

MoCP After Dark

MoCP After Dark

Join us for an after-hours party at MoCP After Dark. Against the backdrop of The Many Hats of Ralph Arnold and Echoes: Reframing Collage, dance ...

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Lecture in Photography: Barbara Kasten

Lecture in Photography: Barbara Kasten

Lecture in Photography: Barbara Kasten

Ferguson Hall

Barbara Kasten is known for photographs that transform architecture into formal abstract compositions using lighting, color gels, and mirrors. Originally from Chicago, Kasten is the ...

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Holiday Photo Book Bazaar

Holiday Photo Book Bazaar

Holiday Photo Book Bazaar

Join us for a special celebration of photography books. Local photographers of note including Barbara Diener, Jess T. Dugan, Dave Jordano, Laura Letinsky, Cecil McDonald, ...

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Lecture in Photography: Shimon Attie

Lecture in Photography: Shimon Attie

Lecture in Photography: Shimon Attie

Ferguson Hall

Artist Shimon Attie will present and discuss a selection of his projects across space and time. The presentation will touch briefly on early works, such ...

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Past Events

Lecture in Photography: Lucas Foglia

Lecture in Photography: Lucas Foglia

Lecture in Photography: Lucas Foglia

618 S. Michigan Ave.

Exhibiting artist Lucas Foglia will discuss his project Human Nature as well as his broader artistic practice. Foglia’s work is in the permanent collections of ...

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Honors Program Student Meet and Greet

Honors Program Student Meet and Greet

Honors Program Student Meet and Greet

MoCP

Please join us for a night at the museum to mingle with fellow honors program students over art, music, and hors d'oeuvres. Museum staff will ...

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Celebrating South Side Stories

Celebrating South Side Stories

Celebrating South Side Stories

Hyde Park Arts Center

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 ...

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Florence Williams: The Nature Fix

Florence Williams: The Nature Fix

Florence Williams: The Nature Fix

MoCP

Florence Williams is a journalist, podcaster, and bestselling author of The Nature Fix: Why nature makes us happier, healthier, and more creative, as well as ...

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Photos at Noon: Constructed and Staged Images

Photos at Noon: Constructed and Staged Images

Photos at Noon: Constructed and Staged Images

MoCP Print Study Room

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

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