Members Only - Chicago 1969: The Year That Changed Everything (encore lecture)
Take a step back in time to 1969: gas is 35 cents per gallon, the “Chicago Seven” are on trial, the John Hancock Center tops off and architect Mies van der Rohe dies. We’ll review where Chicago was 50 years ago, both architecturally and culturally…
Daytime Talk: Architecture's Role in the History of Photography
Longtime CAC docent Patrick Pyszka will share insights on the interesting intersection of architecture and photography and explain how he sees this tradition continuing today in his job as principal photographer for the City of Chicago.
LEGO® Build Workshop: Chicago Cultural Center
Construct a LEGO® structure with arches, domes and vaults after seeing these architectural elements in-person on a short visit to the Chicago Cultural Center! Come learn about this amazing 1897 landmark and gain inspiration for your own creation.
Discovering Bronzeville’s Lost Past at IIT
Last year, an astonishing architectural discovery occurred at the Illinois Institute of Technology—remnants of a World’s Fair-era building were found under Crown Hall. Hear about Bronzeville’s lost past and how IIT is trying to recapture some of…
Auxiliary Board River Cruise Fundraiser: Pirates on the River
Argh you ready for a fun night on the river? Join the CAC Auxiliary Board on their annual river cruise fundraiser benefiting the CAC’s education programs! Guests will enjoy a sunset cruise with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and on-board entertainment…