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Mon. 9:30 AM–6:30 PM
Tue. 9:30 AM–6:30 PM
Wed. 9:30 AM–6:30 PM
Thu. 9:30 AM–6:30 PM
Fri. 9 AM–6:30 PM
Sat. 9 AM–6:30 PM
224 S Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Chicago 60604
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The ArchiCenter (website) is a Museum (Architecture) in Chicago.
Official description from ArchiCenter:

In 1966, a group of community members came together to save H. H. Richardson’s architectural masterpiece, the Glessner House—a private home on Prairie Avenue—from demolition. The successful effort to save Glessner House brought together committed citizens from across disciplines and professions, and led to the founding of the Chicago Architecture Foundation.

In 1970, the Chicago Architecture Foundation initiated an award-winning volunteer docent education program and the following year began offering its now world-renowned Loop walking tours.

In 1976, the organization moved to the Monadnock Building and began presenting exhibitions and conducting educational programs. In 1992, the organization moved to its current location, the historic Santa Fe Building, designed by Daniel Burnham, on South Michigan Avenue.

In 1983, the Chicago Architecture Foundation began giving the Architecture River Cruise. Still running today, the Architecture River Cruise aboard Chicago's First Lady is the #1 Architecture tour in Chicago.

Today, the Chicago Architecture Foundation is a leading organization in architecture and design and is considered a model for similar institutions around the world. CAF's continued growth and success as one of Chicago's top ten cultural destinations is thanks in large part to our institutional funders.
Wikipedia excerpt:
The Chicago Architecture Foundation is a nonprofit group in Chicago, Illinois, USA, dedicated to increasing the public's understanding of architecture and design. It is well-known in Chicago for its public programs, most notably bus and walking tours of Chicago-area architectural sites and docent-led architecture cruises on the Chicago River and Lake Michigan.. The Chicago Architecture Foundation was founded in 1966 as the Chicago School of Architecture Foundation to save H. H. Richardson's Glessner House, one of Chicago's oldest residences. In 1971, it began to offer lectures and volunteer-led tours of Chicago to the public. In 1979 it was renamed the Chicago Architecture Foundation. In 2009 CAF opened a new exhibit, Chicago Model City, a scale model of the central area of the city. In addition, it provides educational material for the Chicago primary and secondary school system.

We don't have any current exhibitions on file, most likely because we're still collecting listings.

In the meantime, check out the ArchiCenter homepage or our exhibitions list for Chicago-wide exhibits.

Official ArchiCenter Links
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ArchiCenter is affiliated with: Glessner House Museum

Note: This site is still in a alpha, unfinished form. The information for aGogh was almost entirely hand-gathered and so there may be errors and omissions. See an error? Contact us.


The ArchiCenter is supported by a membership program. See their pricing and benefits.

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