One of the best Architectural Expositions in the US. A lot of diversity and ideas from great designers and artists.
Had a very fun time exploring the new cultural center in Chicago! Best part was looking at the different art exhibits within the building.
Amazing turn of the century architecture. Hard to believe that it's located in a heartland city and not in Italy, Russia, or Hungary.
Unfortunately, I did it have a lot of time to explore the Chicago Cultural Center-- but what I did see was an architecturally gorgeous building and a series of galleries featuring a variety of artists. And it was FREE! It will definitely be a return stop on my next visit.
Beautiful building! Has great programs and classes. I enjoy classes there. Worth seeing for the culture.
Everything from art exhibitions to live musical and theatrical performances to film screenings are held weekly in this Chicago landmark dedicated to providing an accessible arts space. Operated by the city of Chicago, the cultural center is a teaching and display place that is open to the public and often used as an educational resource. It absolutely bears noting that the building is magnificent and decorated with beautiful tile mosaics that pay homage to Western Civilization's greatest writers and thinkers. There is a huge glass dome in the center's main ballroom that is absolutely stunning in its scope and detail, and which makes the ballroom a popular setting for wedding receptions.
Walking in here reminds me why I love this city so much. All this art and history for free? Yes, please, and thank you! This place has got a constant revolving door of art exhibits and wonderful factoids about the city's history line every corridor (did I mention it's free)? The building itself (which use to be the old public library) is gorgeous and, if art & history is your thing, you could wander around forever in here. Literally, forever because the layout is a little wonky but I think that's because of its original purpose as a public library with study rooms and such. Also, this building houses cultural, creative spaces for working artist in the community-like Project Onward-which is specifically set up to benefit artists in the city with mental and physical disabilities. Seriously, this place is a cultural landmark in and of itself and you will not regret a peek inside for a moment!
Take the free guided tour! If not, don't miss the Tiffany glass and mosaics.