Art & Design Chicago, United States
Chicago Cultural Center
Set within a landmark building established in 1897, the Chicago Cultural Center’s stone facade reveals the engraved inscription “Chicago Public Library”, reflecting its original purpose. Even though the library’s collection of 9 million books has now found refuge in the Harold Washington Library, the building was converted to become the Chicago Cultural Center in 1977. As the first institute in America to offer free entry, the Chicago Cultural Center hosts over a thousand events every year in a variety of artistic fields, such as theater, dance, music, literature and cinema. Registered in the National Register of Historic Monuments due to its majestic architecture, it also houses the city’s official receptions. Stroll through the building’s richly decorated interiors showcasing ornate mosaics and the world's largest Tiffany stained-glass dome, offering a visual feast for the eyes.
78 East Washington Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602.