Did You Know?!

IMG_8273Did you know that the Chicago Cultural Center is home to the world’s largest stained- glass Tiffany dome?! Nicknamed the “people’s palace”, the center is home to a plethora of multiple exhibition galleries, a visitor’s center, a cafe, and a community space with charging stations. And the best part?! It’s free! I had a few hours to kill between Chicago activities this past week and was very glad to stop in. Museum folks keep wondering how to engage the public and here’s my tip: keep it free and add charging stations! Here are a few photos from my visit:

The Chicago Cultural Center is conveniently located in the old public library building on Randolph and Michigan, a downtown hub for both tourists and community members

The Chicago Cultural Center is conveniently located in the old public library building on Randolph and Michigan, a downtown hub for both tourists and community members.

IMG_8284This exhibition on the city of Chicago drew the attention of both tourists and locals. The carpet squares were even part of the design, symbolizing the diversity and complexity of the city and its population.

IMG_8282Multiple exhibitions were on display at the time I visited. I have to admit that I have no idea what this exhibit was about, but the display technique was fascinating! Each individual panel can be lowered to be read and then hoisted back up through a weight system when you’re done with it. Definitely not universally designed, but it made for a neat effect!

IMG_8275I just had to post another one of this! It was quite the sight! Have a few hours in the Windy City? The Chicago Cultural Center is the place to be.

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About catebay

Informal educator working in the world of art. Interests in public programming and community advocacy. Loves learning about people, collecting blue mason jars, and consuming Swedish fish.
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