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Wednesday
Sep 11

Tour

Frank Lloyd Wright by Bus

Discover the neighborhood where Wright's famed Prairie Style of architecture evolved. The tour includes bus transportation to and from Oak Park with commentary, a one-hour interior tour of Wright’s Home and Studio and a walking tour of the Frank Lloyd…

Duration
4 Hours
Meet
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

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Duration
4 Hours
Meet
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

Tour

River Cruise

Chicago Architecture Foundation Center River Cruise aboard Chicago's First Lady

Thank you for a great 2019 cruise season! The CAFC River Cruise will resume on March 15, 2020.

Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Northeast corner of Michigan Ave. and Wacker Dr. Look for the blue awning marking the stairway entrance.

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Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Northeast corner of Michigan Ave. and Wacker Dr. Look for the blue awning marking the stairway entrance.

Tour

Mies and Modernism: The IIT Campus Tour

The Illinois Institute of Technology is home to the largest group of buildings designed by Mies van der Rohe—the most influential figure in American Modernism. This tour traces the evolution of the campus with a special emphasis on the years 1938—1958—the…

Duration
2 Hours
Meet
Inside Perlstein Hall, 10 W. 33rd St.

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Duration
2 Hours
Meet
Inside Perlstein Hall, 10 W. 33rd St.

Tour

Historic Treasures of Chicago’s Golden Age

Learn about the great architectural landmarks of Michigan Avenue and State Street, with glimpses inside beautiful buildings from the 1890s-1930s. Highlights include the dazzling interiors of the Palmer House Hotel and the Chicago Cultural Center.

Price
$26 public (includes CAC admission), Free for CAC members
Duration
2 Hours
Meet
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

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Price
$26 public (includes CAC admission), Free for CAC members
Duration
2 Hours
Meet
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

Tour

Grant Park Secrets

Grant Park’s landscape is both front yard and recreation spot for Chicago. But did you know that the area was once under water? Or that at one time it housed an airfield, a major league sports team and the tomb of a Civil War hero? Join us as we unlock…

Duration
2 Hours
Meet
AIC South Garden; Michigan Ave. and Jackson Blvd.

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Duration
2 Hours
Meet
AIC South Garden; Michigan Ave. and Jackson Blvd.

Tour

Discover Chicago's Historic Neighborhoods

CAC has partnered with Big Bus Chicago for a tour that explores Chicago's mosaic of neighborhoods. Every day at 10:30am, discover five fascinating communities from a seat on an open-top bus. You'll get an intriguing look at the art, architecture and history…

Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

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Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

Tour

River Cruise

Chicago Architecture Foundation Center River Cruise aboard Chicago's First Lady

Thank you for a great 2019 cruise season! The CAFC River Cruise will resume on March 15, 2020.

Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Northeast corner of Michigan Ave. and Wacker Dr. Look for the blue awning marking the stairway entrance.

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Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Northeast corner of Michigan Ave. and Wacker Dr. Look for the blue awning marking the stairway entrance.

Tour

Art Deco Skyscrapers: The Riverfront

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

Price
$26 public (includes CAC admission), Free for CAC members
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

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Price
$26 public (includes CAC admission), Free for CAC members
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

Tour

Chicago Architecture: A Walk Through Time

Want a quick introduction to Chicago’s magnificent architecture? This 90-minute tour takes a comprehensive look at the city’s architectural history by viewing buildings in chronological order, from early skyscrapers to new supertall high rises.

Price
$26 public (includes CAC admission), Free for CAC members
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

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Price
$26 public (includes CAC admission), Free for CAC members
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

Tour

Insider Guide to the Galleries

Explore the design of the Chicago Architecture Center at 11:45am every Tuesday-Saturday. This free, 45-minute guided tour will give you an in-depth look at the CAC’s two floors of fascinating exhibits!

Price
Free with CAC admission
Duration
0.75 Hour
Meet
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

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Price
Free with CAC admission
Duration
0.75 Hour
Meet
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

Tour

River Cruise

Chicago Architecture Foundation Center River Cruise aboard Chicago's First Lady

Thank you for a great 2019 cruise season! The CAFC River Cruise will resume on March 15, 2020.

Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Northeast corner of Michigan Ave. and Wacker Dr. Look for the blue awning marking the stairway entrance.

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Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Northeast corner of Michigan Ave. and Wacker Dr. Look for the blue awning marking the stairway entrance.

Tour

Monroe Building and Pritzker Military Museum & Library

Come discover the Monroe Building—Chicago's architectural gem hidden in plain sight! See its gorgeous façade and amazing Rookwood tiled lobby, both lovingly restored to their 1912 splendor, along with the Pritzker Military Museum & Library.

Price
$20 public (includes CAC admission), Free for CAC members
Duration
1 Hour
Meet
Lobby of 104 S. Michigan Ave.

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Price
$20 public (includes CAC admission), Free for CAC members
Duration
1 Hour
Meet
Lobby of 104 S. Michigan Ave.

Tour

River Cruise

Chicago Architecture Foundation Center River Cruise aboard Chicago's First Lady

Thank you for a great 2019 cruise season! The CAFC River Cruise will resume on March 15, 2020.

Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Northeast corner of Michigan Ave. and Wacker Dr. Look for the blue awning marking the stairway entrance.

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Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
Northeast corner of Michigan Ave. and Wacker Dr. Look for the blue awning marking the stairway entrance.

Tour

Chicago Icons: Connecting Past and Present

This lively overview of Chicago architecture explores iconic buildings from the 1890s to present. We'll compare and contrast a wide range of buildings with varying architectural styles and see how older structures connect to new skyline additions.

Price
$26 public (includes CAC admission), Free for CAC members
Duration
1.75 Hours
Meet
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

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Price
$26 public (includes CAC admission), Free for CAC members
Duration
1.75 Hours
Meet
Chicago Architecture Center, 111 E. Wacker Dr.

Tour

Art Deco Skyscrapers: The Loop

Tour the lobbies of Art Deco masterpieces built in the heart of Chicago’s financial district during the Roaring '20s. Learn how Art Deco reflected the era’s fun-loving optimism with lavish materials and geometric ornament.

Price
$26 public (includes CAC admission), Free for CAC members
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
In front of 30 N. LaSalle St.

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Price
$26 public (includes CAC admission), Free for CAC members
Duration
1.5 Hours
Meet
In front of 30 N. LaSalle St.