Free events Chicago Cultural Center.
When: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 9:00–10:30 a.m. (program begins at 9:30 a.m.)
Where: Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Randolph, Preston Bradley Hall, 3rd floor Register
Chicago Send-Off for US Pavilion at Venice Architecture Biennale
This event features a conversation with Dimensions of Citizenship curators Ann Lui and Mimi Zeiger as well as Jeanne Gang, Andres Hernandez, and Amanda Williams, moderated by Yesomi Umolu.
Additional remarks by Remarks by DCASE Commissioner Mark Kelly, SAIC President Elissa Tenny, UChicago President Robert Zimmer, and Courtney Spearman of the National Endowment for the Arts
About Dimensions of Citizenship
The US Pavilion’s Dimensions of Citizenship exhibition will explore the relationship between citizenship and the built environment.
The US Pavilion is funded in part by the US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, which builds relations between people of the United States and the people of other countries through academic, cultural, sports, and professional exchange programs, as well as public-private partnerships.
Other things to do at the Chicago Cultural Center
Public Group Tours:
- Tours are presented Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 1:15 pm.
- Tours meet in the Randolph Street lobby.
- The group will be limited to the first twenty people.
- To schedule tours for groups of ten or more at other times, contact Anna Marie Gazzi at 312.744.7917.
Private Group Tours:
- Trained docents will conduct free, prearranged private tours for adult groups on Mondays though Fridays, 9 am-3 pm.
- Private tours are not available during weekends.
- Private tours are designed for adults and teenagers 13 years and over.
- Group sizes are limited, call for details.
- Reservations must be made at least one week in advance of the scheduled date by calling 312.744.7917.
- Private tours begin at the Chicago Cultural Center Information Desk in the Randolph Street lobby.
All self-guided group tours must check in with security upon entry.
About the Chicago Cultural Center
The Chicago Cultural Center, opened in 1897, was the first permanent Chicago Public Library after the original library was lost in the Chicago fire in 1871.
In addition to the library the building was also a Grand Army of the Republic Memorial (on the north side) dedicated to Northern soldiers who fought in the Civil War. All the Civil War artifacts once displayed here are now located at the Harold Washington Library. Here’s the buildings extensive history.