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Beaux-Arts style architecture can be found everywhere you turn in Chicago's Loop. Join CAC docent Mike McMains on May 1 or May 3 as he highlights several impressive Beaux-Arts buildings on this 45-minute live, virtual tour.

$8 Public
Free for CAC members

This tour will be hosted on Zoom. You will receive an email directly from Zoom on the day of the tour with details about how to access and view it.

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The World’s Columbian Exposition was one of the most influential events in Chicago’s history, and its legacy is felt all over the city, especially through Beaux-Arts architecture. This 45-minute streaming tour describes the influences of the Beaux-Arts style, defines its characteristics and profiles several wonderful buildings from the late-19th and early-20th centuries and their amazing architects.

Check for updates on these upcoming tours with Mike:

May 1 (rescheduled from April 28) and May 3

Art Deco
May 5 and May 10

Mid-Century Modernism
May 12 and May 17

Brutalism and Postmodernism
May 19 and May 24

May 26 and May 31

Program Speaker: Mike McMains

Mike McMains

Mike McMains has been a CAC docent since 2005. He is certified to lead 10 different CAC tours and has created several others, including Elevated Architecture: Downtown “L” Train, Elevated Architecture: North Side Art and Must-See Chicago. Mike's professional background is in real estate investment management. Chicago has been his home for the last 20 years.

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