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At the Chicago Architecture Center, our programs and events help you think differently about the places we live, work and play. Get behind-the-scenes access to the city's architectural treasures. Practice your design skills while you play with your family. Participate in expert-led discussions about the latest urban design issues. With these offerings and so many more to choose from, we guarantee there’s something inspiring and fun for you at the CAC. 

Recommended Programs

CAC Live: Sacred Spaces in Downtown Chicago

Chicago’s skyscraper-studded downtown core is home to a surprising number of houses of worship, serving believers of multiple faiths and representing a wide variety of architectural styles. Join CAC docent David Utech as he highlights six of them.

Price
$8 public (includes CAC admission) , Free for CAC Members, Free with student ID
Date
November 25, 2020
Time
12:00 pm
Meet
Zoom Virtual Event (details to come)

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Price
$8 public (includes CAC admission) , Free for CAC Members, Free with student ID
Date
November 25, 2020
Time
12:00 pm
Meet
Zoom Virtual Event (details to come)

CAC Live: The Fields: Wrigley, Soldier and Guaranteed Rate

Chicago has a storied sports history. Join CAC docent Kent Foutty at this virtual program to learn about the architecture of three fields—one old, one new and one completely redesigned—where many of those stories took place.

Price
$8 public, FREE for CAC members, FREE for students
Date
December 9, 2020
Time
12:00 pm
Meet
Zoom Virtual Event (details to come)

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Price
$8 public, FREE for CAC members, FREE for students
Date
December 9, 2020
Time
12:00 pm
Meet
Zoom Virtual Event (details to come)

CAC Live: Chicago's Holiday Traditions

Chicago goes all out for the holidays! Join us to hear about the city’s holiday traditions and the way its iconic architecture gets decorated for the holidays, from the windows at Macy’s on State to the Art Institute of Chicago lions.

Price
$8 public, Free for CAC members, FREE for students
Date
December 23, 2020
Time
12:00 pm
Meet
Zoom Virtual Event (details to come)

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Price
$8 public, Free for CAC members, FREE for students
Date
December 23, 2020
Time
12:00 pm
Meet
Zoom Virtual Event (details to come)

Girls Build! Day 2021: Sustainable Futures

Join us for a virtual STEM festival designed just for girls ages 10-16! Hear from female professionals who work on environmentally friendly design projects and take part in fun activities led by leading cultural institutions.

Price
FREE with RSVP
Date
January 9, 2021
Time
10:00 am
Meet
Zoom Virtual Event (details to come)

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Price
FREE with RSVP
Date
January 9, 2021
Time
10:00 am
Meet
Zoom Virtual Event (details to come)

CAC Live: Art Deco Gods and Goddesses

Art Deco epitomized the exuberance of the Roaring 20s, but it also included motifs from ancient times. See how images of Greek gods and goddesses added art and meaning to many of Chicago’s most beautiful Art Deco buildings at this virtual program.

Price
$8 public, FREE for CAC members, FREE for students
Date
January 13, 2021
Time
12:00 pm
Meet
Zoom Virtual Event (details to come)

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Price
$8 public, FREE for CAC members, FREE for students
Date
January 13, 2021
Time
12:00 pm
Meet
Zoom Virtual Event (details to come)

CAC Live: Tiffany in Chicago

Chicago has one of the largest collections of Tiffany glass in the country. Join CAC docent Susan Jacobson for a virtual program that examines some the most magnificent art-glass and mosaic installations in the city crafted by Tiffany.

Price
$8 public, FREE for CAC members, FREE for students
Date
January 27, 2021
Time
12:00 pm
Meet
Zoom Virtual Event (details to come)

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Price
$8 public, FREE for CAC members, FREE for students
Date
January 27, 2021
Time
12:00 pm
Meet
Zoom Virtual Event (details to come)