Hyde Park Art Center's Exhibition files

Inclusive Dates: 
1939–present
Survey Repository: 

This record forms part of the Chicago’s Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource project funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art. For this project, the Archives surveyed archival repositories throughout the Chicago region to identify art-related materials contained in their holdings. While the Archives of American Art does not own any of the materials described herein, information about those materials and links to the original repositories have been included when available.

Descriptive Summary

13 bankers boxes (approximately 19.5 linear feet) of material consisting of the exhibition records of the Hyde Park Art Center since 1939, including posters, checklists, announcements, photographs of artworks, installations, and receptions, clippings, press releases, artists’ vitae and statements, a small amount of correspondence, and other documents. Documentation for exhibitions before the mid-1980s is sparse but includes publications by the Hairy Who. A relatively significant volume of material relates to exhibitions by several groups and individual artists, notably Don Baum, Robert Barnes, Ed Flood, and Jim Faulkner.

Biographical Historical Note

Hyde Park Art Center is a community-based art organization and Chicago’s oldest alternative exhibition space for showcasing contemporary art.