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Left: Line drawing of a series of raised garden beds containing a variety of plants. Text states: Space Shift Collective.; Right: A detail view of a fiber artwork featuring long red fabric ribbons hanging vertically with tangled fringe at the ends.

Art Design Chicago at EXPO 2024

Throughout the run of EXPO CHICAGO, make sure to visit Art Design Chicago at two Special Exhibition booths presented in collaboration with Hyde Park Art Center and Center for Native Futures.
“Arte Designo Chicago/ Lumpen Radio Serie de Charlas” gráfico con negro y blanco barrio en fondo. Rasgado banda del papel con fuente manuscrita que dice, “Explorando narrativas de la indigeneidad, la migración, el activismo y el desplazamiento a través de las voces de artistas, curadores y organizadores culturales.” es en el centro de la imagen. “Art Design Chicago / Lumpen Radio Talk Series” graphic with black and white neighborhood background. Ripped strip of paper graphic with black handwritten font that states, “Exploring narratives of indigeneity, migration, activism, and displacement through the voices of artists, curators, and cultural organizers.” centers the image.

Lumpen Radio Examina Las Exposiciones de Arte Diseño Chicago en Una Serie de Charlas Bilingües / Lumpen Radio Examines Art Design Chicago Exhibitions in Bilingual Talk Series

A través de una serie de conversaciones transmitidas en español y inglés con artistas, curadores, y organizadores culturales, el Arte Diseño Chicago Serie de Charlas por Lumpen Radio explora y celebra el rico patrimonio artístico y las diversas comunidades creativas.

Art Design Chicago at EXPO 2024

Throughout the run of EXPO CHICAGO, make sure to visit Art Design Chicago at two Special Exhibition booths presented in collaboration with Hyde Park Art Center and Center for Native Futures.

Lumpen Radio Examina Las Exposiciones de Arte Diseño Chicago en Una Serie de Charlas Bilingües / Lumpen Radio Examines Art Design Chicago Exhibitions in Bilingual Talk Series

A través de una serie de conversaciones transmitidas en español y inglés con artistas, curadores, y organizadores culturales, el Arte Diseño Chicago Serie de Charlas por Lumpen Radio explora y celebra el rico patrimonio artístico y las diversas comunidades creativas.

Art Design Chicago Grants Awarded Fall 2023

The Terra Foundation for American Art awarded 32 grants in October 2023 through its Art Design Chicago initiative.

Centering Community Engagement in Project Creation

ADC partners are collaborating to expand partnerships, exchange ideas, and apply practices that better reflect the needs of the communities they serve.

Artist-Run Spaces Join Art Design Chicago

Hyde Park Art Center partners with the Terra Foundation to support projects by artist-run platforms as part of Art Design Chicago.  

Terra Foundation Launches Art Design Chicago: A Citywide Event and Exhibition Series

Art Design Chicago—an initiative of the Terra Foundation for American Art in partnership with local artists and arts organizations.
An abstract female form from shoulders to thighs, without hands. The vagina is formed from an inverted torso and a pair of legs.

Exuberant Experimentation: Christina Ramberg’s Late Works

Thea Liberty Nichols writes about Chicago artist Christina Ramberg (1946-1945), who is the subject of the Art Institute's retrospective exhibition opening April 20.  
Graphic shows bold black text that reads “Sixty” and white “X” with black outlining, and a logo that is a pink oval with orange font that reads “Art Design Chicago.”

Sixty Inches From Center Explores Art Design Chicago Exhibitions in Instagram Series

Sixty Inches From Center’s cultural correspondent Julia Arredondo explores ADC exhibitions in an Instagram Reel series.
Six individuals stand in from of an artwork made up of small figurines in a rainbow of colors mounted on the gallery wall.

Center for Native Futures: Dreaming and Funding a Different Future for Indigenous Art

Showing up and supporting Native-led spaces is fundamental to broadening understandings of American Art.
Seven-foot by three-foot piece of canvas, split into two colors tan and black, and a frayed fringe.

Native Futures: An Artist-Led Gallery Reclaiming Indigeneity

Sixty Inches from Center's Tonal Simmons talks with attendees at the Center for Native Futures' inaugural exhibition opening.

Inside
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Inside look

Signs designating the Winthrop Family Historical Garden. In the left corner, community members can be seen participating in an organized dance activity.

Dreaming of a Future, A Conversation with Artist Regina Agu

Threewalls, a partner of Art Design Chicago, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.
A performer in a blue garment next to an art piece at the Water Music on the Beach event.

6018North, Trash to Treasure

6018North, a sustainability-driven partner of Art Design Chicago, has been working with artist Tria Smith
Ruth Duckworth, "Clouds Over Lake Michigan," (© Estate of Ruth Duckworth; photo by Bob.)

HYPERALLERGIC Examines Ruth Duckworth’s Defiance as a Ceramicist

Ruth Duckworth’s ceramics channel the world around us through elements of fragility, earthly phenomenon, and connection to the nonhuman.

WTTW Looks at Art Design Chicago and its Mission to Highlight Local Artists and Organizations

How Art Design Chicago supports local artists in their efforts to better understand their communities.

Newcity Profiles Carla Acevedo-Yates, curator of the MCA’s “entre horizontes”

A feature in Newcity by Jennifer Smart

A Look at “entre horizontes” in the Chicago Sun-Times

MCA exhibit explores sense of place, intertwined history between Puerto Rico and Chicago

In the
News

WVON’s The Afternoon Show Takes a Look at Art Design Chicago and Hyde Park Art Center’s Spring Exhibitions

WVON’s The Afternoon Show Looks at Art Design Chicago and Hyde Park Art Center’s Upcoming Spring Exhibitions and Programming.

WTTW and NewCity Explore Norman Teague’s Colorful World of “A Love Supreme”

Recent media coverage of A Love Supreme, a solo exhibition by designer Norman Teague at Elmhurst Art Museum, includes a feature by Angel Idowu of WTTW and an interview by Vasia Rigou of Newcity.

In The News

Ciera McKissick (left) and Dr. Pascal Ife Williams (right) are seated side by side at a round table with microphones in front of them and audio recording equipment scattered on the table.

WVON’s The Afternoon Show Takes a Look at Art Design Chicago and Hyde Park Art Center’s Spring Exhibitions

WVON’s The Afternoon Show Looks at Art Design Chicago and Hyde Park Art Center’s Upcoming Spring Exhibitions and Programming.
Crowd of people surround large designed objects in white open gallery.

WTTW and NewCity Explore Norman Teague’s Colorful World of “A Love Supreme”

Recent media coverage of A Love Supreme, a solo exhibition by designer Norman Teague at Elmhurst Art Museum, includes a feature by Angel Idowu of WTTW and an interview by Vasia Rigou of Newcity.