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The Galleries of Columbia College Chicago

The Galleries of Columbia College Chicago, including project rooms, galleries and a museum, provide diverse perspectives on art, design, media, and culture from Chicago and beyond. This network of exhibition spaces serves students, the college community, and local, national, and international audiences.

View current and upcoming gallery exhibitions and events.


Anchor Graphics

Gallery Hours: By appointment only
Address: 623 S. Wabash Ave. #201, Chicago, IL 60605 
Web: www.colum.edu/anchorgraphics

Anchor Graphics is a fine art press and project space that provides a dynamic work environment for students, faculty and the community to explore all forms of print media. Our mission is to advance the fine art of printmaking by integrating education with the creation of prints. Anchor Graphics is a program of the Art + Design Department at Columbia College Chicago.

Averill and Bernard Leviton A+D Gallery

Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 11am - 5pm; Thursday, 11am - 8pm
Address: 619 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago, IL 60605
Web: www.colum.edu/adgallery

A+D Gallery is part of the Art + Design Department at Columbia College Chicago. The gallery's mission is to present professional exhibitions and educational programming that encompasses the broadest possible definition of visual art and design. The gallery's primary focus is on process and the development of ideas into art. Exhibitions at A+D Gallery promote understanding of the artistic process by exhibiting works in progress side-by-side with finished pieces; these can be preliminary drafts and sketches, notes and other generative materials an artist may use to process ideas into finished artwork.

Center for Book and Paper Arts

Gallery Hours: Monday - Saturday, 10am - 6pm
Address: 1104 South Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605
Web: www.colum.edu/book_and_paper 

The Center for Book and Paper Arts is dedicated to the research, teaching, and promotion of the interdisciplinary practices that support the book arts and hand papermaking as contemporary art media. The Center is part of the Interdisciplinary Arts Department at Columbia College Chicago, and in addition to housing both graduate and undergraduate classes for that department, it publishes a critical journal and artists’ books, mounts exhibitions, hosts artist residencies, sponsors symposia and public programs, and provides advanced study through a workshop program.


Department of Exhibition and Performance Spaces

Web: www.colum.edu/deps

DEPS includes five galleries housed in Student Affairs: Glass Curtain Gallery, C33 Gallery, The Arcade, Hokin Project and ShopColumbia. The spaces serve as centers for students to interact, exchange ideas and showcase bodies of work. DEPS also creates opportunities for students to view the work of and collaborate with renowned international artists to gain hands-on experience and professional development. With programs that are free and open to the public, DEPS contributes to the contemporary, creative dialogue.

Glass Curtain Gallery

Gallery Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 9am - 5pm; Thursday, 9am - 5pm; Saturday, 12pm - 5pm
Address: 1104 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago, IL 60605
Web: www.colum.edu/Student_Life/DEPS/glass-curtain-gallery/index.php

Located in the historic Ludington building, the renowned Glass Curtain Gallery exhibits emerging and mid-career, national and international artists in all media. The gallery presents museum-quality exhibitions, workshops and visiting artist lectures all of which help to create a dialogue essential to the development and growth of students within the arts.

C33 Gallery

Located on the bustling corner of Congress Parkway and Wabash Ave, C33 Gallery serves as an art gallery and meeting place for students. With its distinctive storefront windows, C33 is ideal for non-traditional media and site-specific installation.

Gallery Hours: Monday - Wednesday, Friday, 9am - 5pm; Thursday, 9am - 7pm
Address: 33 E. Congress, Chicago, IL 60605
Web: www.colum.edu/Student_Life/DEPS/c33-gallery/index.php

The Arcade

DEPS’ newest gallery, The Arcade takes its name from the building’s previous incarnation when it was known as The Arcade Building. With sweeping views of Grant Park, the gallery exhibits all media, with a particular focus on new media and interdisciplinary art.

Gallery Hours: Monday - Wednesday, Friday, 9am - 5pm; Thursday, 9am - 7pm
Address: 618 S. Michigan Ave., 2nd floor, Chicago, IL 60605
Web: www.colum.edu/Student_Life/DEPS/the-arcade/index.php

Hokin Project

Launched in 2010, the Hokin Project is a student-run collaboration of the Arts, Entertainment & Media Management Department (AEMM) and Student Affairs / Department of Exhibitions and Performance Spaces (DEPS) of Columbia College Chicago.

The Hokin Project student managers are enrolled in an arts management practicum course, which provides gallery management, exhibition, curatorial, and design experience for students of all majors. The Project presents the work of the Columbia College Chicago community through programs, events, and exhibitions.

Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday, 8am - 11pm; Saturday, 8am - 6pm
Address: 623 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago, IL 60605
Web: www.colum.edu/Student_Life/DEPS/hokin-gallery/index.php


ShopColumbia is an art boutique that sells student and alumni work of all media. Defined by what Columbia artists are making right now, ShopColumbia is both a learning laboratory and a shopping destination.

Gallery Hours: Monday - Wednesday, Friday 11am - 5pm; Thursday, 11am - 7pm
Address: 623 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago, IL 60605
Web: www.colum.edu/shopcolumbia

Fashion Columbia Study Collection

Hours: Monday - Thursday, 9am - 5pm (Closed due to construction SU12)
Address: 618 S. Michigan Ave., 8th floor, Chicago, IL 60605
Web: www.colum.edu/Fashion_Collection/ 

The Fashion Study Collection at Columbia College Chicago is dedicated to the collection and documentation of dress for study and exhibition. As an academic and inspirational resource, the Study Collection supports teaching and learning across disciplines through the exploration of dress and its relationship to history, culture, art, design, business, and technology.

The Fashion Studies Exhibition Windows

Hours: Viewable from the street daily; lobby hours Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 10:00pm; Saturday, 9:00am-5:00pm
Address: 618 S. Michigan Ave., 33 E. Congress, Chicago, IL 60605
Web: www.colum.edu/Academics/Fashion/

The 618 S. Michigan Ave. windows and lobby present 4-5 curated exhibitions per academic year, featuring student design, faculty work, selections from the Fashion Study Collection, and senior thesis collections. The 33 E. Congress windows are designed, curated, and installed by Fashion Studies students and faculty.

Galleries in the Library

Hours: Variable. Visit website for more information.
Address: 624 S. Michigan Ave., floors 1-5
Web: www.lib.colum.edu

Columbia College Chicago Library offers several spaces with exhibits on display created by College Archives and Digital Collections, often utilizing student staff members as curators. Twice a semester Art in the Library shows are held highlighting work from students, staff, faculty, and alumni. The Library also features two Alumni on 5 shows each year sponsored by Alumni Relations.

Interactive Arts & Media Project Rm

Hours: Monday - Friday, 10am - 6pm or by appointment
Address: 916 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago, IL 60615
Web: iam.colum.edu/projectsAndEvents/gallery/

The Project Rm gallery exhibits work by the students, alumni, faculty, and staff of the Interactive Arts & Media Department. An extension of the classroom, the Project Rm encourages students to experiment, exchange ideas, and exhibit work within the larger Columbia College Chicago community. With focuses on new media art practices, emerging media design, and game development, the Project Rm exhibits creative applications of big ideas in the field of interactive arts and media.

Museum of Contemporary Photography

Gallery Hours: Monday - Wednesday, Friday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm; Thursday, 10am - 8pm; Sunday, 12pm - 5pm
Address: 600 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60605
Web: www.mocp.org

The Museum of Contemporary Photography (MoCP) is a stimulating and innovative forum for the collection, creation, and examination of contemporary image-making in its camera tradition and in its expanded vocabulary of digital processes. 
Accredited by the American Association of Museums, the museum is the leading photography museum in the Midwest presenting projects and exhibitions and acquiring works that embrace a wide range of contemporary aesthetics and technologies. The museum offers students, educators, research specialists, and general audiences an intimate and comprehensive visual study center.