Chicago Cultural Center Learning Lab

Open Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays 10am–3pm • FREE Admission

Chicago Cultural Center, 1st Floor South

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The Learning Lab is a place to engage and experiment with aspects of all DCASE cultural programming. Watch archival footage of guests at past DCASE events on a vintage TV set, hear the sounds of upcoming DCASE music festivals, try your hand at mural making like Keith Haring on our chalk wall, touch pieces of the building to get a feel of the sumptuous materials used to create this golden age building and more!

Meet an Artist Activations:

(schedule is subject to change)

goat island archiveGoat Island

Saturday, April 6, 13, 20 & 27, 1–3pm

Meet artists whose work has been inspired and shaped by Goat Island over the years. Discover the creative process in action.

goat island archive community partners

Saturday, June 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, 1–3pm

Works in progress were presented at partner cultural venues throughout the run of "goat island archive: we discovered the performance by making it" at the Chicago Cultural Center. Performances were hosted throughout the city as part of the IN>TIME Festival, Chicago’s triennial performance festival. Join cultural partner organizations sharing their creativity in a series of engaging workshops.


National Veterans Art MuseumOn War & Survival, National Veterans Art Museum

Friday, May 3, 1:30–3pm; May 17, 12–2pm; June 7 & 21, 12–2pm

Saturday, May 4, 1:30–3pm; May 11, 18 & 25, 1–3pm

Art can provide a framework to create meaning out of the complicated experience of war. Meet and work with artists whose experience as veterans continue to shape their creative practice.


Native Artists

Saturday, July 6, 13, 20 & 27, 1–3pm

Recent exhibitions about indigenous artists both historic and contemporary are sparking renewed conversation. Contemporary indigenous artists will engage with visitors in a variety of workshops and activities in this curated series of Meet an Artist.


Out of Sight

Friday, July 5 & 19, 12–2pm

What's inside, outside and out of sight at the Millennium Park Campus? It's Lawrence Weiner's Out of Sight marelle. Join artists as they engage with this pivotal artwork by renowned artist Lawrence Weiner.


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Learning Lab

Learning Lab

Learning Lab

Learning Lab

Learning Lab

Learning Lab

Learning Lab

Learning Lab


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Admission is FREE
Monday–Friday, 10am–7pm
Saturday–Sunday, 10am–5pm
(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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