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Studio Artist and Curatorial Residency Program Deadline May 30

Residency Application Workshops:

  • Monday, May 23 – 6–7:30pm – Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood
  • Tuesday, May 24 – 6–7:30pm - National Museum of Mexican Art, 1852 W. 19th St.


Pablo Helguera’s Librería Donceles

Matt BaronLast chance to visit Pablo Helguera’s Librería Donceles.  Soon the books will be on their way to Big Car in Indianapolis and to Open Books in Chicago. Visit before May 29 to take a book home with you and leave a little something to support Spanish literacy in Chicago. 
  • Tuesday, 4:30–6:30pm - Bohemia/Jam Session – Pop in with your musical instrument, your voice or just yourself for one last time of making music in community with folks from all over the world.
  • Wednesday, 4:30–6:30 - Future Hits members Matt Baron will run through Spanish and English versions of the band’s catalog in the Librería Donceles. Join us for this special show that is educational and entertaining for all ages!


Chicago Cultural Center Slideshow

Drawn by its beauty and the fabulous free public events, hundreds of thousands of visitors come to the Chicago Cultural Center every year, making it one of the most visited attractions in Chicago. The stunning landmark building is home to two magnificent stained-glass domes, as well as free music, dance and theater events, films, lectures, art exhibitions and family events. read more



Information and Resources

Chicago Cultural Center
78 E. Washington St.,
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: 312.744.3316

  • Free Admission
  • Hours:
    Monday–Thursday, 9 am–7 pm
    Friday, 9 am–6 pm
    Saturday, 9 am–6 pm
    Sunday, 10 am–6 pm

Chicago Cultural Center Map

Chicago Cultural Center Map


Rediscover The People’s Palace

Monthly Schedule

Monthly Schedule

The Chicago Cultural Center offers FREE events, performances and exhibitions year-round.


Exhibitions (Carlos Rolón/Dzine: I Tell You This Sincerely… pictured)


A wide range of diverse and engaging exhibitions devoted to the visual arts and contemporary culture are presented.


Plan Your Visit

Plan Your Visit

Helpful information to plan your visit to the Chicago Cultural Center.


Private Events & Weddings

Private Events & Weddings

Host your next event at the Chicago Cultural Center. The stunning landmark offers a variety of options for large and small gatherings.


Music (Juicebox pictured)


Music performances include Juicebox, Chamber Mondays, Dame Myra Hess Concerts and more.


Theater & Dance (Spartan Workshop by the Spartan Theatre Company pictured)

Theater & Dance

Ongoing performing arts series that showcases emerging and established music, theater, dance and multi-disciplinary artists.


Accessibility Information

Accessibility Information

Find out what accessibility features are available at the Chicago Cultural Center.


Architecture and History

Architecture and History

Constructed over 100 years ago as the Chicago Public Library and a Civil War memorial, the Chicago Cultural Center reflects the best of Chicago.