Chicago Cultural Center and its collection

Chicago Cultural Center

The Chicago Cultural Center, which opened its doors in 1897, is a significant landmark in the city. It is managed by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events of Chicago. The center serves as the city's official reception venue, where the Mayor of Chicago has welcomed notable figures such as presidents, royalty, diplomats, and community leaders.

Cultural Offerings at the Chicago Cultural Center

The Chicago Cultural Center holds the distinction of being the nation's first free municipal cultural center. It is one of the city's most frequented attractions and is regarded as one of the most extensive arts showcases in the United States. Each year, the center hosts over 1,000 programs and exhibitions that span a broad spectrum of the performing, visual, and literary arts.

Artistic Highlights at the Chicago Cultural Center

In 2017, artist Kerry James Marshall was commissioned to create an inaugural mural titled "Rush More". This artwork, located on the west façade of the cultural center, pays tribute to women who have made significant contributions to Chicago's culture.

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Chicago Cultural Center
East Washington Street 78
IL 60602, Chicago

Visitor information Chicago Cultural Center

Opening hours

10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00




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East Washington Street 78, Chicago

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