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Experience modern architecture and contemporary art at its best in one amazing weekend as the Chicago Architecture Center (CAC) teams up with EXPO CHICAGO, the International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art.

Every September, EXPO CHICAGO opens Chicago’s fall art season with leading international art galleries, panel discussions, uniquely curated site-specific projects, cutting-edge film and new media work, curator-led tours and special exhibitions by renowned institutions. EXPO CHICAGO 2019 will take place in the Festival Hall at Navy Pier, 11am-7pm on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 20-21 and 11am-6pm on Sunday, Sept. 22.

This year, the Chicago Architecture Center is collaborating with EXPO CHICAGO to offer an amazing art and architecture experience! Pick one of two pass options to enjoy the CAC and EXPO Chicago in the same weekend and save money:

Art & architecture pass | $32

  • One-day general admission to EXPO CHICAGO
  • One-day admission to the Chicago Architecture Center

Purchase the Art & Architecture pass

art & architecture pass plus | $45

  • One-day general admission to EXPO CHICAGO
  • One-day admission to the Chicago Architecture Center
  • One Chicago Architecture Center walking tour (see dates and times below, or learn more about each tour)

 

Thursday Sept 19

Tour
Time
Art Deco Riverfront
11:00am
Hidden (Mostly Outdoor) Art
1:00pm
Sculpture in the Loop
2:00pm

 

Friday Sept 20

Tour
Time
Elevated Art
11:00am
Art Deco Riverfront
1:00pm
Tiffany Treasures
1:30pm

 

Saturday Sept 21

Tour
Time
Art Deco Riverfront
10:30am
Hidden (Mostly Outdoor) Art
1:00pm
Tiffany Treasures
1:30pm

 

Sunday Sept 22

Tour
Time
Sculpture in the Loop
10:30am
Tiffany Treasures
11:00am
Elevated Art
1:30pm

Walking tours offered with the Art & Architecture Pass Plus

Each tour runs 90 minutes unless otherwise noted.

Art Deco Riverfront

See the lobbies of five opulent Art Deco skyscrapers built near the banks of the Chicago River during the Roaring ‘20s. Learn how Art Deco reflected the era’s fun-loving optimism with lavish materials and geometric ornament.

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Hidden (Mostly Outdoor) Art

Chicago has many important works of public art that often go unnoticed. See these gems on this walking tour and hear how architects and artists have worked together to create successful public art.

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Sculpture in the Loop

See monumental works by Modern masters including Picasso, Chagall and Miro on this walking tour, as well as lesser-known hidden sculptures among the Loop's skyscrapers.

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Elevated Art

This brand new, two-hour tour hops on and off L trains to discover paintings, murals, mosaics and sculptures with unique connections to the surrounding neighborhoods.

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Tiffany Treasures

Learn about the life and work of Louis Comfort Tiffany as we visit some of Chicago’s most magnificent art-glass and mosaic installations.

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