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    Cultural Center Details

    The Chicago Cultural Center at 78 E. Washington Street was built in 1897, and was originally the citys public library. In 1991 it was revamped into a venue for the visual arts and performing arts. The building has a Beaux Arts exterior and an elegant interior of exquisite marble and exotic hardwood. Here you will see glass work at its finest; stained glass, colored stone, Favrile glass mosaics, and mother-of pearl inlaid in white marble. The center piece is the majestic Tiffany dome by Preston Bradley Hall. It is said to be the largest art object of its kind in the world.On the third floor, north side, is the Grand Army of the Republic Exhibition Hall, which was inspired by palaces of the Italian Renaissance. The Chicago Cultural Center hosts art exhibitions, concerts, films, lectures and other events. Many of them are free. The building also houses the Chicago Office of Tourism, so it is well worth a visit if you are a tourist.

    Address: 78 E Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602, United States

    Opened: 1893

    Open hours: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

    Phone: (312) 744-6630