About Wrightwood 659
Wrightwood 659, a new exhibition pace in Chicago, officially opened to the public on October 12, 2018. Designed by Pritzker Prize winning architect Tadao Ando, who has transformed a 1920s building with his signature concrete forms and poetic treatment of natural light, Wrightwood 659 will be devoted to exhibitions of architecture and socially engaged art. The inaugural exhibition, Tadao Ando and Le Corbusier: Masters of Architecture, on view October 12–December 15, 2018, will explore Le Corbusier’s pivotal influence on Ando.
In a city rich with art institutions and internationally known for its architecture, Wrightwood 659 is a site for both intimate experiences of art and architecture, and thoughtful engagement with the pressing social issues of our time.
Located at 659 W. Wrightwood Avenue, in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood, it is a private, non-commercial initiative envisioned as an integral part of the cultural and civic fabric of Chicago, as well as a new kind of arts space and cultural resource.
Wrightwood 659 will host exhibitions generally alternating between socially engaged art and explorations in architecture and design. The Gallery does not possess a collection and it is not intended to be a collecting organization.
Admission is by online reservation only and available at https://tickets.wrightwood659.org. Walk-ins cannot be accommodated.