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What is required to enter the exhibition? Am I required to purchase tickets in advance?

Guests must have a ticket to enter Wrightwood 659. Tickets are $15.00 and must be purchased in advance online.

In response to COVID-19 and the need to social distance, we have instituted several protocols to ensure the safety of our guests and staff.  Principal among these are vaccination requirement, limited capacity, staggered entry time, and increased cleaning.  

Please plan to arrive at your selected entry time.

Upon arrival, have your ticket ready to show on a mobile device. Tickets are non-transferable and are only valid for date and time listed on the ticket.


If I cannot attend, can I get a refund for my tickets?

While we do not offer refunds for unused tickets, they can be exchanged prior to the date and time appearing on the ticket, based on availability. Please contact us at or 773-437-6601 to exchange.

Can I bring my group for a visit?

Yes! Groups of 15 or more are encouraged to contact us at for details.


Health and Safety at Wrightwood 659

Please refer to our Health and Safety page for more details on how we are keeping our guests and staff safe.

How do I get to Wrightwood 659?

Our address is 659 W. Wrightwood Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614. We are located in between Clark and Halsted streets on the south side of Wrightwood Ave.

The closest bus stops are at Halsted & Wrightwood (the number 8 bus) and Clark & Deming (22 & 36 buses) and the closest CTA station is at Fullerton & Sheffield (Brown, Purple, and Red lines). There are Divvy bike stations at Clark & Wrightwood and at Halsted & Wrightwood. Taxis are also readily available on Clark Street.

Find directions to the gallery here.

Is parking available?

We don’t have on-site parking and street parking is limited, so we encourage the use of public transportation.

If you are driving, there is paid parking located at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Outpatient Center, located at 2515 N. Clark Street. Wrightwood 659 is about a two block walk from there.

Is this exhibition appropriate for all ages?

Most of our exhibitions are suitable for all ages, but in the case that there is challenging material that warrants age restrictions, we will announce those limitations in advance. Visitors under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Coat Check and Storage Guidelines

We offer a complimentary coat check. We also ask that you check larger items, such as strollers, backpacks, large bags and purses, and camera bags. Other items we don’t allow in the galleries include ink pens and art supplies (with the exception of pencils and paper), tripods, flash or lighting camera attachments, video equipment of any kind, selfie sticks, and any wheeled vehicle or non-ADA compliant mobility device.

For the security, safety, and comfort of our visitors and staff, we don’t allow the following items in our space:

  • Food and beverages
  • Smoking or vaping paraphernalia or any incendiary materials
  • Sharp items (including scissors or pocket knives)
  • Pets or animals, except service animals
  • Drones or similar remote-controlled devices, binoculars, or other telephoto equipment
  • Bags larger than 11″ x 15″ x 13″

All bags are subject to inspection upon arriving and leaving the gallery. Wrightwood 659 is not responsible for lost, damaged, or unclaimed items.

Is the space accessible to guests with disabilities?

Wrightwood 659 is an ADA-compliant space and is open to individuals with disabilities. We also welcome service animals. If you have any concerns about your visit, please contact us at in advance of your visit, and we will do our best to make your experience as comfortable as possible.

Can I take pictures or use my cell phone?

We encourage you to take pictures at Wrightwood 659 and tag us in your social media posts, however, no flash photography or professional photo equipment will be permitted. We ask that you silence your phones and refrain from taking calls in the galleries.

I lost something. Whom do I contact?

We have a lost and found at our coat check, so if you find that you are missing anything before you leave, please stop by and one of our team members will be happy to help.

If you have already left and realize you are missing something, please call us at 773.437.6601 or email us at and we will check our lost and found!

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