Entering its ninth year as a leading international art fair, EXPO CHICAGO, The International Exposition of Contemporary and Modern Art hosted more than 135 leading international exhibitors at EXPO CHICAGO 2019 in Navy Pier Festival Hall, presented alongside one of the highest quality platforms for global contemporary art and culture. The exposition draws upon the city’s rich history as a vibrant international cultural destination, while engaging the region’s contemporary art community and collector base. EXPO CHICAGO is organizing a virtual exposition during its previously scheduled in-person dates of April 8 – 11, 2021. The 2021 in-person exposition is being rescheduled and EXPO CHICAGO has secured a series of dates at Navy Pier starting July 202 in preparation for the ninth edition as soon as it is safe for exhibitors and patrons to participate.

VIP Preview

Thursday | 12 noon–6:00pm
By Invitation Only


Thursday | 6:00pm–9:00pm
A benefit for the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, presented by the MCA Women's Board. General admission tickets are not valid for Thursday.

General Admission

Friday | 11:00am – 7:00pm
Saturday | 11:00am – 7:00pm
Sunday | 11:00am – 6:00pm

Single Day Admission | $30
Single Day Admission + Guided Tour | $50
Single Day Discount Admission | $25
Three Day Admission | $45

More information to be announced soon.

For current students and seniors (60+) , $5 off one-day or three-day passes are available. This discount is only redeemable when purchasing tickets on-site. Students, please bring a copy of your student I.D. Children 12 and under are free with purchase of ticket.

Tickets available for purchase later in 2021.


We are pleased to offer guided tours of EXPO CHICAGO, led by museum educators and other arts professionals. Guided tours will orient visitors to the fair's layout and highlight our 2021 exhibitors, top artists and artworks, and provide information about site-specific commissioned artworks situated throughout EXPO CHICAGO. Tours are 60 minutes in duration.

Friday - 1:00pm, 3:00pm
Saturday - 1:00pm, 3:00pm
Sunday - 1:00pm

EXPO CHICAGO is located at Chicago's historic Navy Pier in the Festival Hall | 600 E Grand Ave, Chicago IL 60611