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Currently, the CAC Box Office and Design Store are open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10am–4pm. Stay tuned for more updates.

At the Chicago Architecture Center, our programs and events help you think differently about the places we live, work and play. Get behind-the-scenes access to the city's architectural treasures. Practice your design skills while you play with your family. Participate in expert-led discussions about the latest urban design issues. With these offerings and so many more to choose from, we guarantee there’s something inspiring and fun for you at the CAC. 

Virtual City Walks: International Edition

Travel abroad—no passport required—beginning January 30, 2021, through six programs produced in partnership by the Association of Architecture Organizations and AAO members in Boston, Chicago, Copenhagen, Los Angeles, New York City and Prague.

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CAC Live: Vincent Scully Masterclass Series: See Like an Architect

Refine your eye for detail in this special series of programs hosted by notable Chicago designers. Held the first Tuesdays in March, April and May, See Like an Architect examines timeless fundamentals in conceiving and communicating architecture.

Price
Series pass $50, CAC members $40, students $30, Individual masterclasses $20, CAC members $15, students $10
Date
May 4, 2021
Time
6:00 pm

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Date
May 4, 2021
Time
6:00 pm

CAC Live: Chicago’s Moveable Bridges

Chicago is home to more moveable bridges than any other city in the country, keeping all sides of the city connected despite waterways that cut across them. Explore how these marvels of engineering helped shape the Chicago we know today.

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Behind-the-Scenes Virtual Tour: St. Regis Chicago (formerly Vista Tower)

Don’t miss this donor-exclusive virtual tour of the nearly complete St. Regis Chicago (formerly Vista Tower). The architect-led tour reveals design and engineering moves, newly finished spaces and sweeping skyline views. A live Q&A follows.

Price
Free for Deco-level members and up; be sure to log in to RSVP
Date
April 13, 2021
Time
5:30 pm

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Date
April 13, 2021
Time
5:30 pm

CAC Live: The (Whole) Story of the 1893 Midway

During the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago, the Midway Plaisance offered visitors an array of food and fun, ways to visit far-off places, the first-ever Ferris Wheel and other diversions. But the Midway was more than that.

Price
$8 public, FREE for CAC members, FREE for students
Date
April 14, 2021
Time
12:00 pm

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Date
April 14, 2021
Time
12:00 pm

CAC Live: The Evolution of School Design in Chicago

From historic buildings that escaped the Chicago Fire of 1871 to stunning contemporary designs, explore how Chicago's schools have been adapted for today's needs.

Price
$8 public, FREE for CAC members, FREE for students
Date
April 28, 2021
Time
12:00 pm

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Date
April 28, 2021
Time
12:00 pm

CAC Live: Tiffany in Chicago

Chicago has one of the largest collections of Tiffany glass in the country. Join CAC docent Susan Jacobson for a virtual program that examines some the most magnificent art-glass and mosaic installations in the city crafted by Tiffany.

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