Explore

Pictures from an Exposition: Visualizing the 1893 World's Fair

Featuring works of art and ephemera from the Newberry’s extensive collection of exposition materials, this exhibition explores the fair’s tremendous power of attraction.

As the grandest international spectacle in a great age of spectacles, the World's Columbian Exposition held in Chicago in 1893 captured the public’s imagination through a dazzling array of visual images, from photographs, paintings, and illustrated albums to souvenirs, guidebooks, magazine features, and popular histories.

Pictures from an Exposition: Visualizing the 1893 World's Fair

  • Mon-Fri Closed
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed

More in

Events

We have more things to offer.

Hotel

We welcome you to think of the hotels along The Magnificent Mile as your home away from home.

Plan your stay

Things To Do

Whether you are sightseeing during the day, seeking family friendly options or enjoying the famous nightlife, the infectious energy of the city will make it a trip to remember.

Things To Do

Dining

The Magnificent Mile is in the heart of Chicago's famous culinary scene and offers visitors a delectable spread of places to dine.

dining


Don’t miss out
ON Magnificent updates

Sign up for our magnificent updates. A round up of fun events, exclusive deals and happenings along Chicago’s Magnificent Mile. Never miss a magnificent moment.