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

Conversation with the Artists

Conversation with the Artists

Conversation with the Artists Thursday, February 4, 6 p.m. CST Presented virtually on Zoom Register here Join the exhibition curators and artists online to critically explore questions posed by ...

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A Photo History of Reproductive Justice: Special Presentation by Loretta J. Ross

A Photo History of Reproductive Justice: Special Presentation by Loretta J. Ross

A Photo History of Reproductive Justice: Special Presentation by Loretta J. Ross Wednesday, February 10, 6 p.m. CST Presented virtually on Zoom Register here Join Loretta J. Ross, ...

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Reproductive: Teen Education Workshop

Reproductive: Teen Education Workshop

Reproductive: Teen Education Workshop February 18, 7 p.m. CST Presented virtually on Zoom Register here What does "reproductive" even mean? Join Chicago Women's Health Center (CWHC) for a feminist ...

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Lecture in Photography: Carmen Winant

Lecture in Photography: Carmen Winant

Lecture in Photography: Carmen Winant Wednesday, February 24, 6 p.m. CST Presented virtually on Zoom Register here Carmen Winant is an artist and writer based in Columbus, Ohio whose ...

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Panel: Destigmatizing Reproductive Health

Panel: Destigmatizing Reproductive Health

Panel: Destigmatizing Reproductive Health Wednesday, March 10, 7 p.m. CST Presented virtually on Zoom Register here This panel will address historical and contemporary misconceptions of the female body. Panelists ...

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Lecture in Photography: Candice Breitz

Lecture in Photography: Candice Breitz

Lecture in Photography: Candice Breitz Wednesday, March 24, noon CST live, rebroadcast at 6 p.m. CST Presented virtually on Zoom Register for live session here / Register for ...

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Past Events

Photos at Zoom: The Maternal Image

Photos at Zoom: The Maternal Image

Photos at Zoom: The Maternal Image

Watch the video: https://vimeo.com/500553090 In anticipation of the upcoming MoCP exhibition, Reproductive: Health, Fertility, Agency, this Photos at Zoom session, led by Curatorial Assistant, Emilie Plunkett, ...

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Behind the Lens: Hyers + Mebane

Behind the Lens: Hyers + Mebane

Behind the Lens: Hyers + Mebane

Watch the video: https://vimeo.com/496992202 Martin Hyers and William Mebane use photography to interrogate contemporary material culture and the sentimentalities people can attach to particular objects. Based ...

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Photos at Zoom: Finding Joy in Community

Photos at Zoom: Finding Joy in Community

Photos at Zoom: Finding Joy in Community

Watch video: https://vimeo.com/491768130 PowerPoint: https://www.mocp.org/exhibitions/2020/10/joy-in-community.pdf In this session, MoCP’s curatorial assistant Sylvie Harris will discuss themes of finding joy in public spaces and community gatherings. Many of ...

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Photos at Zoom: Politics and Protest

Photos at Zoom: Politics and Protest

Photos at Zoom: Politics and Protest

Watch the video: https://vimeo.com/489486599 Join us for the return of Photos at Zoom! The museum is closed again but we look forward to gathering virtually to ...

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Lecture in Photography: Mimi Plumb

Lecture in Photography: Mimi Plumb

Lecture in Photography: Mimi Plumb

Watch the video: https://vimeo.com/486910152 Since the 1970s, Plumb has explored subjects ranging from her suburban roots to the United Farm Workers movement. Her first book, Landfall, ...

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