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Discover living proof of the Fine Arts Building’s motto “All Passes – Art Alone Endures” while learning the stories behind this Chicago landmark, which has remained a hub of creativity for over 125 years.

1 Hour
$15 Public
$5 Basic Members
Free for Deco Members and above
410 S. Michigan Ave., in front of the building

Learn how a building constructed for the Studebaker Carriage Company was later transformed into studios for artists, musicians, writers, and other imaginative women and men prominent in the Arts & Crafts movement, the Women’s Suffrage movement, literary and arts clubs, and progressive theater and publishing enterprises. Experience the Art Nouveau murals on the 10th floor, the restored courtyard on the 4th floor, and many other treasures in a building that retains the look and feel of the early 20th century.

  • Many tours sell out. To guarantee your space advance reservations are strongly recommended.
  • Your safety is our priority. The itinerary of this tour may be altered in accordance with health and safety policies and considerations.
  • Ticket price includes entrance to the Chicago Architecture Center within 7 days of your tour. View the CAC's hours.

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