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National Hellenic Museum

Address

333 S. Halsted St.

Neighborhood

Near West Side

Hours

Sat, Oct 15: 10am - 4pm

Sun, Oct 16: 10am - 4pm

Photography Permitted Washrooms Available Wheelchair Accessible

Architect

RTKL Associates, 2011

Description

Since 1983, the National Hellenic Museum has told the stories of Greek contributions to culture with a special focus on the experiences of Greek-American immigrants. Completed in 2011, the museum anchors Greektown with a sustainable, contemporary building that references classical Greek architecture and Byzantine monasteries through its design and materials. A dramatic open stairway links the museum's rotating galleries and guides visitors to a permanent exhibit on the Greek immigrant experience. Temporary exhibits on display during OHC are Resilience by HRH Prince Nikolaos and Gather Together: Chicago Street Photography by Diane Alexander White. Check out Gather Together for a look at how State Street has changed though the 1970s & 1980s to today! The building is complimented by a great rooftop event space. It offers an unconventional perspective of the skyline and the Jane Byrne Circle Interchange.

Visitor Experience

The museum is open for self-guided exploration. The rooftop will also be open to the public, offering panoramic views of the West Loop, the Willis Tower, the UIC campus and the Chicago Circle Interchange. A great spot to stop and take a picture!