City of Chicago, Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events

The City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events oversees visual arts programming at the downtown Chicago Cultural Center, including art exhibitions, lectures, and symposia, as well as an extensive collection of public artworks installed throughout the city. Only limited documentation of these activities has been preserved. The record in this web resource was compiled from information supplied by the curator, Visual Arts Division, at the Chicago Cultural Center.


78 E. Washington Street
Room 418
Chicago, IL 60602
United States

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Photograph of an artist's easel side table with paints and other materials
Donating Papers

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