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

Admission is limited and by online reservation only. Walk-ups will not be admitted.

Free tickets will be released on a weekly basis during each exhibition. Each Monday at 10am, free tickets become available for that week.

Any tickets beyond this one-week window may be purchased in advance for $20.

Upon arrival to Wrightwood 659, each visitor must present a ticket. Tickets are non-transferable and only valid for the person, date, and time listed on the ticket, and allows only one entry per scan. Tickets cannot be reissued if they are lost or damaged.

Visitors under the age of 16 do not require a ticket.

What if I arrive earlier than my time slot, or arrive late and miss my time slot?

Guests may arrive anytime within the first half hour of their one hour time slot. Guests who arrive later than this must rebook their reservations.

We discourage visitors to arrive prior to their designated time slots, as we do not permit early entry into the building.

Are paid advanced reservation tickets refundable? If I cannot attend, can I get a refund for my tickets?

Sorry, we do not offer refunds for unused tickets. However, paid advance reservations 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.


Where is this exhibition being held and is there parking?

Wrightwood 659 is located at 659 West Wrightwood, Chicago, IL 60614.

Use of public transportation is encouraged. The closest bus stops are at Halsted & Wrightwood (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 readily available on Clark Street.

Please note, there is no on-site parking and street parking is difficult. If you must drive, there is paid parking located at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Outpatient Center, 2515 N. Clark Street.

Click here for directions.

Is this exhibition appropriate for all ages?

Most of our exhibitions are suitable for all ages. Where there is more challenging material that warrants age restrictions, those limitations will be announced in advance. Visitors under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Coat Check and Storage Guidelines

To make the most of your time in the space, we ask that you plan to arrive with as few items as possible.

The following items are not allowed in the galleries and must be stored in the coat check:

  • Art supplies, with the exception of pencils and paper (no ink pens)
  • Tripods, flash or lighting attachments, video equipment of any kind, or selfie sticks
  • Bags larger than 11” x 15” x 13,” including but not limited to: backpacks, large shoulder bags or purses, or camera bags
  • Strollers, any wheeled vehicle or non-ADA compliant mobility devices

The following items are not allowed in the space at any time:

  • Food and beverages
  • Smoking or vaping paraphernalia or any incendiary materials
  • Sharp items (including scissors or pocket knives)
  • Pets/animals (except registered service animals)
  • Drones or similar remote-controlled devices, binoculars, or other telephoto equipment

These checks and measures are in place for the security, safety, and comfort of visitors and staff. We reserve the right to refuse admission to anyone possessing, or believed to possess, any of the above-listed materials. Thank you for your cooperation and support.

Please note the following rules:

  • Only visitors with a ticket to the exhibition may store items with guest services.
  • All carried bags must be secured across the front of the body.
  • All bags are subject to inspection upon arriving and leaving the gallery.
  • The Gallery 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 and will make reasonable accommodations for registered service animals. If you have any concerns about your visit, please contact us at in advance of your visit.

Are strollers allowed?

Due to the nature of the artwork, strollers are not permitted within the installation. Should you need to bring a stroller with you, you will be asked to store it at our attended check desk.

Can I take pictures or use my cell phone?

Cell phone photography and video are allowed – and encouraged! Please use #wrightwood659 to tag all your social media content. Please refrain from using professional photography equipment and taking phone calls, and please turn your phone to silent.

I lost something. Whom do I contact?

If you discover you are missing your items prior to leaving the building, please ask any visitor guide to help you find it or come to the Coat Check Desk and we will help you.

If you discover your loss after leaving the building, please call 773-437-6601 or email us at to check if we have your item. If the items you have misplaced have your contact information on them, we will contact you if we find them.

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