Visit the Biennial




The main exhibition of the Chicago Architecture Biennial is located at the Chicago Cultural Center, in the heart of downtown. Other Biennial sites include 72 E. Randolph GalleryMillennium Park, City Gallery and Museum Campus, all downtown, as well as the Stony Island Arts Bank in the South Side of Chicago and the Graham Foundation in the Gold Coast.

All of these Biennial sites and programs are free of charge.

Chicago Cultural Center

77 E. Randolph Street (main entrance)

Hours:   Monday-Thursday: 10:00am - 7:00pm

                Friday*, Saturday, and Sunday: 10:00am - 6:00pm

Free tours of the main exhibition are held everyday at 10:00am.

*The Chicago Cultural Center will be closed on Friday, January 1st, 2016. Please check Biennial Partner listings for their hours.

Over 100 partners throughout the region are producing architecture programs to coincide with the Biennial. A daily calendar of events can be found here. Some partner exhibitions will be open past January 3. 

Marriott is the Exclusive Hotel Sponsor for the Chicago Architecture Biennial. Select Marriott hotels, which offer special Biennial packages and activities, are listed below. For additional hotels, please visit the Choose Chicago website.

For group travel arrangements, visit Turon Travel.

Marriott Hotels


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