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: In Real Life

Opening Reception: In Real Life

Join the MoCP for the opening reception for In Real Life. ...

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Dragonfly Eyes Screening with Xu Bing

Dragonfly Eyes Screening with Xu Bing

Join internationally-renowned artist Xu Bing for a very special screening of his feature film Dragonfly Eyes (2017). Composed from more than 10,000 hours of footage ...

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Lecture in Photography: Stephanie Dinkins

Lecture in Photography: Stephanie Dinkins

Exhibiting artist Stephanie Dinkins is known for creating platforms for dialogue about artificial intelligence (AI) as it intersects race, gender, aging, and our future histories. ...

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Focal Point Live: Lorenzo Triburgo and Che Gossett

Focal Point Live: Lorenzo Triburgo and Che Gossett

In conjunction with the annual College Art Association conference, this live recording of the MoCP podcast Focal Point will feature a discussion between LGBTQ artists ...

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Past Events

Photos at Noon: Contemporary Photography in China and Beyond

Photos at Noon: Contemporary Photography in China and Beyond

Photos at Noon: Contemporary Photography in China and Beyond

Museum of Contemporary Photography

Get to know the museum’s collection with this ongoing series of public print viewings. Drop in to learn about some of the museum’s best works ...

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Video Playlist: Infinite Loops

Video Playlist: Infinite Loops

Video Playlist: Infinite Loops

Museum of Contemporary Photography

Video Playlist is a recurring series of one-night public video screenings programmed in response to MoCP exhibitions. Nicky Ni curates a screening of moving image ...

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MoCP After Dark

MoCP After Dark

MoCP After Dark

Museum of Contemporary Photography

Join the MoCP Museum Council, artists, and friends of the museum for an after-hours party at MoCP After Dark. Against the backdrop of Third Realm, ...

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Honors Program: Day of the Dead Social

Honors Program: Day of the Dead Social

Honors Program: Day of the Dead Social

Museum of Contemporary Photography

Join fellow Columbia College Chicago Honors students at the Day of the Dead social. Get together for art, food, and the honors community. Register here: honorsmocp.eventbrite.com ...

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