Chicago Cultural Center — Exhibitions

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The Exhibitions Program at the Chicago Cultural Center is committed to organizing and presenting a range of diverse and engaging exhibitions devoted to the visual arts and contemporary culture. Primary among the artists shown are those based in Chicago and the Midwest alongside others from across the U.S. and abroad. Additionally, through regular offerings of artist and curator gallery talks, lectures, panel discussions and events related to current exhibitions, a context is created for understanding recent art and design for a broad audience of residents and visitors to Chicago.


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Upcoming Exhibitions

Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford: League of Nations

Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford: League of Nations

June 2–January 23, 2022
Chicago Rooms, 2nd Floor North









CHICAGO: Where Comics Came to Life (1880-1960)

CHICAGO: Where Comics Came to Life (1880-1960)

June 19–January 9, 2022
Sidney Yates Gallery, 4th Floor North

The Great Chicago Fire in Focus

The Great Chicago Fire in Focus

October 2, 2021–Spring 2022
Landmarks Gallery, 1st Floor West

Successful Failures (Artropolis pictured)

Successful Failures

October 16, 2021–February 6, 2022
Michigan Avenue Galleries, 1st Floor East


Art and Race Matters: The Career of Robert Colescott

Art and Race Matters: The Career of Robert Colescott

December 4, 2021–March 13, 2022
Exhibit Hall, 4th Floor North



Past Exhibitions

View a list of past exhibitions

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Admission is FREE
Hours: Daily 10am–5pm
Exhibitions close 15 minutes before the building closes
(Closed Holidays)

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Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602

Take CTA to Chicago Cultural Center

  • From the elevated lines: exit at Washington/Wabash and walk east.
  • From the subway: exit at Lake (Red Line) or Washington (Blue Line) and walk east.
  • Served by Michigan Avenue buses 3, 4, 19, 20, 26, 60, 66, 124, 143, 147, 151, 157 and Washington St. buses 4, J14, 20, 56, 66, 147

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