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Design Museum of Chicago

Expo 72


72 E. Randolph St.




Sat, Oct 14: 10am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 15: 10am - 5pm

Photography Permitted


Tan & Voss, 1972


The Design Museum of Chicago occupies the ground floor gallery space of the Expo 72 building, originally home to Michigan Avenue Bank before being acquired by the city of Chicago. built in 1972. The three story brick-and-glass building's diagonal glass walls draw visitors in to explore rotating exhibits. Other features include herringbone patterned brick floors, brickwork and art installations in the old bank vault in the back of the space. An exhibition exploring the Climate Crisis is currently on display.

Visitor Experience

Guests may take self-guided tours of the ground floor exhibit space.