Chicago Cultural CenterCurrently Open [Closes at 07:00 pm]
- Address: 78 E Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602, United States
- Timings: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-3127446630
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Landmark, Entertainment, Performance, Concert, Architecture , Exhibition
A beautiful landmark building in Chicago, the Chicago Cultural Centre is one of the most visited attractions in the city. Hosting interesting free public events, the centre draws hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. Housing two splendid stained-glass domes, events hosted within the centre include music events, dance and theatre events, lectures, film screenings and even art exhibitions.
The construction of the Chicago Cultural Centre’s building was completed in the year 1897. Top architects and craftsmen worked on it using materials such as mosaics of Favrile glass, rare imported marbles, fine hardwoods, mother or pearls and polished brass. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Chicago itinerary 5 days.
- Please check the local events calendar and plan your visit to the Chicago Cultural Centre accordingly.
- Some of the events and exhibitions might have entry charges. Please check the local events calendar for the same.
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25.37% of people who visit Chicago include Chicago Cultural Center in their plan
1 PM - 2 PM
46.28% of people start their Chicago Cultural Center visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Chicago Cultural Center
62.54% of people prefer walking in order to reach Chicago Cultural Center
Beautiful gem right next to Millennium Park. Worth a visit for tourists and Chicago natives alike. The old library is coated with intricate tiles that you can't help but marvel at and touch. Famous thought provoking quotes are built into the facade to spark conversation and debate. The center does a great job at inclusion, representing different cultures and ideas with artwork, classes, and displays for all.
Really nice gem in the city. Great place to take tourist friends visiting, especially with it’s proximity to the Bean. Different exhibits at different times of the year makes it an interesting trip every time. Fun fact that one of the domes (the south one, I think) is the largest ever glass Tiffany dome in the world. Used to be one of Chicago’s older libraries, before being moved to the current Washington Library.
This is one of the lesser known tourist spots in Chicago that I highly recommend. There is no admission. Inside the Cultural center you will see two very beautiful glass domes as well as art exhibits that rotate very few months. Stop by you will not be disappointed.
5 reasons why you need to visit the Chicago Cultural Center: 1. The Tiffany dome. It's the largest Tiffany glass dome in the world, and it's incredible. 2. New and interesting exhibits throughout the year. It's not a huge building, and the exhibits tend to be small, so you can get through it all quite quickly. And the building itself is historic (built in 1897, originally a library) and stunning. 3. The Kerry James Marshall massive and incredible mural "Rush More" celebrating women from Chicago on the west side of the building (Garland Street). 4. Space to chill...or work...or get warm during Chicago winters. Head up to the Tiffany dome room where they often have chairs and tables set up (unless there's going to be an event) or head to the seating area on first floor (a couple rooms past the lobby on the Washington street entrance). 5. Bathrooms. You're walking around and need a place to go? No passcodes and you don't have to buy anything.
Outstanding Chicago architectural landmark filled with a variety of rotating art exhibitions. Don't miss the magnificent stained glass Tiffany Dome ceiling (the world’s largest) and the Renaissance pattern doomed ceiling on the north side of the building. Plus, there's exquisite mosaic work. A real gem to explore and it's free!