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Chicago Architecture Biennial

Sat 16 Sep 2017 - Sun 7 Jan 2018

The Chicago Architecture Biennial is back! Come see the largest architecture and design exhibition in North America! Visit the windy city to experience Chicago's greatest architectural showcase!

The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events is hosting the second edition of Chicago Architecture Biennial. The Biennial show casts the transformative global impact of creativity and innovation in architecture and design. This year’s Biennial features over 141 practitioners from more than 20 countries addressing the 2017 theme “Make New History” curated by Los Angeles architects Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee of the firm Johnston Marklee.

"Make New History" stretches out to off-site locations and is amplified through six community anchor exhibitions and two special project sites that include: installations, performances, talks, films, and more! Visit exhibition to experience post-post modernism.

The main exhibition is free and open to the public from September 16, 2017 through January 7, 2018. Plan your visit for this year's CAB and experience eye-opening creations and the latest architecture. 

Chicago Architecture Biennial

  • Mon-Fri Closed
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed

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