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Chicago Cultural Center

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Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602
Venue Type: Museum

Neighborhood:
michigan ave/downtown



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> CURRENT EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS
March 7th - August 31st Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist
Archibald Motley
 
January 24th - April 26th when all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail
Alison Ruttan
 
January 24th - April 19th Black Knights' Archive, Chapter One: Migration
Ian Weaver
 
December 6th, 2014 - March 29th Sixty Years of Sculpture
Richard Hunt
 
March 12th, 1994 - December 31st, 2020 Chicago Landmarks Before the Lens
Stephen Beal, Barbara Crane, Richard Nickel, Bob Thall
 
> QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.chicagoculturalcenter.org
EMAIL:  
dcase@cityofchicago.org
OPEN HOURS:  
Monday through Thursday: 8am to 7pm; Friday: 8am to 6pm; Saturday: 9am to 6pm; Sunday: 10am - 6pm.
GALLERY TYPE:  
Contemporary
COST:  
Free
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DESCRIPTION

As one of the most comprehensive free arts showcases in the United States, this landmark building is the setting for hundreds of programs and exhibitions presented annually by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs. Through collaborative programming, admission-free exhibitions and programs covering a wide range of the performing, visual, and literary arts are presented on practically every day of the year.

 

Designed in the beaux-arts style by the Boston firm Shepley, Rutan and Coolidge, the Chicago Cultural Center was completed in 1897 and dedicated as the city's original Chicago Public Library. Completed at a cost of nearly $2 million, this remarkable monument was inspired by the neo-classical style of the World's Columbian Exposition held in Chicago in 1893.

Wheelchair accessible at 77 E. Randolph


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