Free culture in and around Randolph Street
If you would like to discover some local culture, you will find it on this street.
Local art on display.
At number 77 is the iconic Chicago Cultural Center with its two magnificent stained-glass domes. It provides a display space for local artists, entry is free and you can enjoy exhibitions, conferences, dance, theatre and music. At number 66 you will find Centerspace Gallery at Gallery 37, five floors full of works by up-and-coming artists which you can buy, as well as a theatre and classrooms where classes in dance, cookery or jazz are available. Nearby, at 224 Michigan Avenue, is the Chicago Architecture Foundation (www.architecture.org), an essential visit for lovers of architecture and those interested in the history of the city’s buildings as it has several guided tours. In the same avenue you can go into the Museum of Contemporary Photography (www.mocp.org), one of the only places devoted exclusively to photography with important works by great artists. On the other side of the river, in South State Street, we recommend visiting the Harold Washington Library Center (www.chipublib.org/branch/details/library/harold-washington), one of the largest public libraries in the world.