Chicago Cultural Center

Museum, Event Space, History Museum
78 E Washington St (btwn N Michigan & N Garland Ct.)
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 744-6630
Monday
9:00am - 7:00pm
Tuesday
9:00am - 7:00pm
Wednesday
9:00am - 7:00pm
Thursday
9:00am - 7:00pm
Friday
9:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday
9:00am - 6:00pm
Sunday
10:00am - 6:00pm

Tips

  • Completed in 1897 it was dedicated as the city's original Chicago Public Library. This monument was inspired by the neo-classical style of the World's Columbian Exposition held in Chicago in 1893.
  • The Chicago Cultural Center was the backdrop for several scenes from The Untouchables, including Frank Nittis (Billy Drago) dramatic demise at the hand of federal agent Eliot Ness (Kevin Kostner).
  • This gorgeous city landmark building is home to photography and sculpture exhibitions, and hosts film festivals.
  • This landmark building houses free public events, such as lectures, films, music and dance events. They have the worlds largest stained glass Tiffany dome.
  • This marvelous Neoclassical palazzo was the city's 1st library in 1897. Come for the Tiffany glass dome, stay for the free public programs. Green Guide Editor
  • Go to the 3rd floor and see the mosaics in the Preston Bradley Hall. Stunning
  • Beautiful old library, stunning interiors, cozy little gift shop where you can find amazing handmade stuff and last but not least, free performances. Grab your lunch and witness a nice show here.
  • Beautiful tile work on the amazing staircases.
  • The Chicago Cultural Center was the backdrop for several scenes from The Untouchables, including a performance of an opera in Preston Bradley Hall that moves Al Capone (Robert de Niro) to tears.
  • Beautiful building. So many nooks and crannies to explore.
  • Go inside, look up, thank me later :-)
  • Definitely stop here. Beautiful old Library building and free exhibits!
  • Sullivan exhibit
  • Shop and swing in for Sunday Salon - sit on sides... Better view:)
  • The interior of the building is absolutely beautiful and stunning,
  • See the Sagmeister Happy Show!
  • If the best things in life are free, then a stroll through the neighborhood is a must. For those who prefer a private and personalized tour, Walk Chicago is our choice. Tours meet here.
  • The Small Ordinary Shop has many beautiful handmade items from local artisans. Clothing, candles, bags, prints, and jewelry -- I wish I could just buy it all.
  • Chicago's first library and home to the world's largest Tiffany-glass dome ceiling. It was designed in the neo-classical style popularized by the 1893 World's Fair.
  • Excellent Cobb at the Creative Chicago Expo

Nearby places

201 E Randolph St (btwn Columbus Dr & Michigan Ave)
N Michigan Ave (btwn Randolph St & Monroe Dr)
111 S Michigan Ave (btwn Monroe St & Jackson Dr)