chicago history musuemChicago History Museum

1601 North Clark Street Chicago, IL 60614
(312) 642-4600

website: www.chicagohistory.org

Chicago Culture: The Chicago History Museum stands at the crossroads of America’s past and its future. If you live in Chicago or visit here and are curious about the city’s past, present, and future, the Museum should be your first stop.

The Chicago History Museum is a privately endowed, independent institution devoted to collecting, interpreting, and presenting the rich multicultural history of Chicago and Illinois, as well as selected areas of American history, to the public through exhibitions, programs, research collections, and publications.

chicago ShakespereChicago Shakespeare Theater

800 East Grand Avenue Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 595-5600

website: www.chicagoshakes.com

Chicago Culture: Chicago Shakespeare Theater is prominently located on Navy Pier, the Midwest’s most-visited destination. The Pier is home to various restaurants, shops and attractions — as well as unparalleled views of Chicago’s skyline — all easily accessible by car, public transportation or taxi.

Recipient of the 2008 Regional Theatre Tony Award, Chicago Shakespeare Theater offers a broad spectrum of theatrical experiences year-round, engaging and entertaining audiences from all walks of life and from around the world. The plays of William Shakespeare form the core of our company’s work and Subscription Series, featuring selections from Shakespeare’s 38-play canon complemented by other dramatic works — from traditional classical theater to new classics that resonate with Shakespeare’s timeless insights into the human condition.

looking glass theatreLooking Glass Theatre

821 N Michigan Ave Chicago, IL 60611
312.337.0665

website: www.lookingglasstheatre.org

Chicago Culture: On June 14, 2003, Lookingglass Theatre Company opened the doors of its new home in the Water Tower Water Works building and ushered in a new era of theatre in Chicago.

Designed by Morris Architects | Planners, Inc., the project involved the conversion of existing space within this landmark to a flexible, state-of-the-art performance facility housing two theaters and associated public and performer support space such as lobbies, dressing rooms and concession areas.

The main stage allows Lookingglass to reconfigure the stage and audience seating as dictated by the needs of each production, allowing for a maximum capacity of 270 persons, 60 of whom may be seated at the balcony level. There is a multi-purpose studio space, used for theater presentations, special events, classes, rehearsals and intimate performances.

the chicago AthenaeumThe Chicago Athenaeum?

6 N. Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL 60601
815/777-4444

website: www.chi-athenaeum.org

Chicago Culture: The Chicago Athenaeum is an International Museum of Architecture and Design, appropriately based in the world’s first city of modern architecture and design – Chicago.

Founded in 1988, the Museum is dedicated to the Art of Design in all areas of the discipline: architecture, industrial, and product design, graphics, and urban planning. The Museum’s mission is the advancement of public education about the value of Good Design – from the “spoon to the city” – and how design can positively impact the human environment.

As the nation’s only independent Museum of architecture and Design The Chicago Athenaeum has demonstrated leadership and innovation in bringing the subject of design and its impact on the quality of life before a national and international audience.

At the same time, the Museum has expanded its international programs by presenting significant exhibitions on architecture and design to cities through the United States, as well as Europe, Asia, and the America