Chicago Cultural Center

Fee: Always free

Sun. 10 AM–6 PM
Mon. 8 AM–7 PM
Tue. 8 AM–7 PM
Wed. 8 AM–7 PM
Thu. 8 AM–7 PM
Fri. 8 AM–6 PM
Sat. 9 AM–6 PM
78 E Washington Street
Chicago, Chicago 60602
(312) 744-6630

Check the Chicago Cultural Center website for additional hours, special pricing/discounts, and closure dates.


Stained glass dome at Chicago Cultural Center, Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Rotunda.
The Chicago Cultural Center (website) is a Expo in Chicago.
Official description from Chicago Cultural Center:
The Chicago Cultural Center is a landmark venue where the visual and performing arts are celebrated in more than 750 free concerts, exhibitions and programs each year.
Wikipedia excerpt:
The Chicago Cultural Center, opened in 1893, is a Chicago Landmark building that houses the city's official reception venue where the Mayor of Chicago has welcomed Presidents and royalty, diplomats and community leaders. It is located in the Loop, across Michigan Avenue from Millennium Park. Originally the central library building, it was converted to an arts and culture center at the instigation of Commissioner of Cultural Affairs Lois Weisberg. The city's central library is now at home across the Loop in the spacious, post-modernist Harold Washington Library Center opened in 1991. As the nation's first free municipal cultural center, the Chicago Cultural Center is one of the city's most popular attractions and is considered one of the most comprehensive arts showcases in the United States. Each year, the Chicago Cultural Center features more than 1,000 programs and exhibitions covering a wide range of the performing, visual and literary arts.

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

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

Official Chicago Cultural Center Links
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