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Movement Building for Beginners

Who are the artists that consider themselves part of contemporary artist-run culture? What is the public purpose for our work? How are we organized?

Hyde Park Art Center

The Hyde Park Art Center was founded in 1939 by Senator Paul Douglas and other leaders of the New Deal. Very much in the spirit of the time, Harold Hayden, a Chicago artist and the Art Center’s first director, proclaimed that “art should be found wherever people work and live.”