Chicago’s artist haven since 1898, the Fine Arts Building is a home for art in all forms:

Including painters, musicians, sculptors, yoga studios, puppeteers, therapists, coaches, craftspeople, and more. The building is also home to two performance spaces, the Studebaker Theater and Carriage Hall. Full of historic gems such as original manually-operated elevators and Art Nouveau murals from the late 19th century, the Fine Arts Building is a vibrant hub of creative inspiration and diverse artistic expression.

Over a century of artistic and cultural innovation.

From pioneers like Harriet Monroe, Lorado Taft, and Frank Lloyd Wright, to the ongoing legacy of the Studebaker Theater and the artists that fill our halls today, the Fine Arts Building is a living hub for creativity in all forms. Learn more about our history here.

Image Description: Historic photograph of the Fine Arts Building, viewed from Michigan Avenue.

Home to the Studebaker Theater, a stunning showcase for the performing arts.

From its origins as a vaudeville house to its time as a cinema complex, through reconstructions and restorations, the Studebaker has been home to Chicago’s premier productions. Learn about the history and future of this magnificent theater here.

Image Description: Stage view of the Studebaker Theater, from Mezzanine level.