The Chicago Cultural and Arts Center will be celebrating Thanksgiving Day on Thursday, November 23, 2018.
The historic, 100-year-old structure, located at the corner of North Michigan Avenue and Michigan Street in the heart of Chicago, is currently home to the Chicago Art Museum, the Chicago Public Library, and the Chicago History Museum.
It was constructed in the mid-1800s by James M. Young, a wealthy Chicago merchant, to house the Chicago Theater Company.
The building has housed various cultural and artistic organizations, including the Museum of Modern Art, the U.S. Department of the Interior, the United States Coast Guard, and various museums.
The facility has hosted events such as the Chicago Shakespeare Festival, the American Ballet Theatre, the African American Cultural Center, and other international events.
“It’s always fun to see the city celebrating Thanksgiving, and it will be a great time to visit the Cultural Center,” said Artistic Director Scott Davis.
“We have a great collection of the Chicago skyline that you can explore, and we have a huge collection of our great art, as well.
It’s a perfect location to bring family and friends together.”
In addition to the museum, the Cultural and Art Center also houses the UChicago Cultural Center Center, which is located next door to the Cultural & Art Center, as it houses a number of other historic and art-related facilities including the UofC Art Gallery, the Art Museum of Chicago (AMC), and the Center for Contemporary Art (CCA).
The UChicago is a private, nonprofit, and community-based arts and culture organization.
“In the past decade, the Center has become a leader in Chicago’s arts scene,” said Executive Director of the U of C Art Gallery David Hockley.
“Its unique collection of rare and important works has a rich history of international engagement and community engagement, and has become an invaluable resource for the U, Chicago and the greater region.”
Davis continued, “Our hope is that this Thanksgiving Day, the building will become a hub for cultural and art exploration, as we celebrate a time of peace, prosperity, and social justice.
It will be an inspiring time to enjoy the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of Chicago.”
In the early 1900s, the Historic and Art Preservation Commission (HAPC) granted the Cultural Centre a special permit to be open on Thanksgiving.
This permit was approved in 1990, and in 1997, the HAPC approved the establishment of the Cultural Heritage District.
The Cultural & Arts Center is located on the northeast corner of Michigan and North Michigan avenues, between Michigan and South Michigan avenues.
The site includes an underground garage for the building, and also houses an outdoor amphitheater for the annual Festival of the Arts.
The Historical Commission has approved the use of the historic structure as the Cultural History Center, along with several other historic structures in the historic district.
The Museum of the American Revolution is located in the same building, as are the Ullman Theater Company and the American Red Cross.
Both museums were established in the 1920s by the founders of the Museum, Henry L. Covington and Benjamin R. Ullmann.
“The Cultural & Assocation of Chicago has been the hub for our arts, entertainment, and cultural activities for more than a century,” said Robert H. Dyer, Executive Director and CEO of the Illinois Arts Council.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for our city to celebrate the holiday, and to celebrate all that makes our city special.”
The Cultural and Assocation will open the building to the public on Thanksgiving, which will be celebrated on the same day as the holiday.
The American Red Wing Association of Illinois (ARAI), which has been celebrating Thanksgiving since 1918, is also hosting an event on Thursday that will include a dinner and dance with DJ-like performers.
The event will take place at the historic Chicago Theatre Company Theatre, and will be hosted by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
The Chicago History Festival will also be celebrating its 10th anniversary, and is taking place on Thursday.
“As an organization that celebrates our country, we have always been proud of the work that has been done by those who served our country and our state,” said Brian Bittman, CEO of ARAI.
“I’m excited that the Cultural&Assocation of the United State will continue to bring the American spirit of community, art, music, and innovation to our community, and I am proud to partner with the Chicago Cultural &Art Center to bring it to the forefront of the holiday.”
The American History Museum in Washington, D.C., will also hold a celebration on Thanksgiving Eve.
“American History museums are a vibrant and vital part of our national fabric, and our cultural heritage should be celebrated in a way that honors its past and reflects the diversity of our country,” said Barbara B. Safford, President of the National Association of American Historians (NAHIM).