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Visit the Chicago Architecture Biennial

Free exhibitions, performances, tours, films, and talks — plan your visit to the 2019 Chicago Architecture Biennial. The largest exhibition of contemporary architecture, art, and design in North America will be open and on view from Sept 19, 2019 to Jan 5, 2020.

Located next to Millennium Park in the heart of downtown, the Chicago Cultural Center serves as the main venue for the Biennial with over 70,000 square feet of exhibition space.

Address: 78 E Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602

Hours: Monday through Friday 10am – 7pm; Saturday & Sunday 10am – 5pm

Admission: Free and open to the public; no tickets required

Graham Foundation Bookshop at the Chicago Architecture Biennial Hours: Daily 12pm – 5pm 

Public Tours

Beginning 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: 5pm – 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.


Teacher Tours & Field Trips

Education Guides lead 90-minute interactive tours of the Biennial’s primary exhibition at the Chicago Cultural Center. Field trips are offered for grades 5-12 and free transportation by bus will be available to qualifying schools.

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