Chicago Architecture Biennial

September 19, 2019—January 5, 2020 • Free Admission

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 And Other Such Stories, 19 Sept 2019 - 5 Jan 2020


See exhibitions, performances, films and talks at the 2019 Chicago Architecture Biennial and explore how architecture shapes our communities, cities and environment. The main exhibition at the Chicago Cultural Center is free and open to the public from September 19, 2019 through January 5, 2020.

As the largest exhibition of contemporary art, architecture, and design in North America, the third edition of the Biennial features over 80 contributors from more than 20 countries. More than 40 sites and 100 organizations across Chicago will partner with the Biennial, serving as host venues and producing independent exhibitions and programs throughout the neighborhoods.

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Chicago Architecture Biennial Tours:


Public Tours

Beginning Wednesday, Sept. 25, free one-hour tours will be offered each week for the duration of the Biennial. Guides will provide a brief overview of the main exhibition areas and highlights within the Chicago Cultural Center.

  • Wednesday & Thursday: 5–6pm
  • Friday & Saturday: 11am–12pm


Private Tours

To request a private tour of the Chicago Architecture Biennial at the Chicago Cultural Center, please register your group of 10 or more in advance using the online registration form.



Guided Tours for School Groups

Tuesdays–Fridays, October 1December 20

CAB will offer 90-minute guided tours of the Biennial, Tuesday through Friday, between October 1 and December 20 for school groups with students in grades 5–12. Free buses will be provided to qualifying schools on a first come first serve basis. The Biennial will also provide a welcome and guidebook to teachers wishing to lead a self-guided tour of the Biennial. Field trip sign up will begin in mid-august at If you would like to receive a notification when field trip sign up has opened, please email

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