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Chicago Cultural Center

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Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602
Venue Type: Museum
CURRENT EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS
September 17th - January 8th, 2017
Ekstatic Edgewater
Tom Denlinger
September 17th - January 8th, 2017
September 10th - January 8th, 2017
September 10th - January 2nd, 2017
September 3rd - January 8th, 2017
Quest for The Marvelous
Krista Franklin
March 12th, 1994 - December 31st, 2020
Chicago Landmarks Before the Lens
Stephen Beal, Barbara Crane, Richard Nickel, Bob Thall
UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS
December 16th - February 10th, 2017
QUICK FACTS
Open hours
Mon-Thu 9-7; Fri-Sat 9-6; Sun 10-6
Gallery type
Contemporary
Cost
Free
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