Buy your ticket(s) online now!

Chicago Cultural Center and its collection

Chicago Cultural Center

The Chicago Cultural Center, opened in 1897, is a Chicago Landmark building operated by Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events 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 in 1977 to an arts and culture center at the instigation of Commissioner of Cultural Affairs Lois Weisberg . The city's central library is now housed across the Loop in the spacious, postmodern 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. It also serves as headquarters for the Chicago Children's Choir . MB Real Estate provides events management for the center.

Art & Design  Art & Design History & Anthropology  History & Anthropology

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


We don't have information about the facilities of Chicago Cultural Center.

Location & Map

East Washington Street 78, Chicago

Discover all museums in Chicago


No exhibitions in Chicago Cultural Center have been found.

Chicago Cultural Center Reviews

Chicago Cultural Center has 1 rating.

  • Aggregated rating

    This rating is based on the rating of this museum on several other platforms.

Write a review

Your review helps other people learn about great and less great museums. If you've visited Chicago Cultural Center, you can write your review below! Please pay attention to our content guidelines before you post your review.

Please log in or create a free account to review Chicago Cultural Center.