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. The 2020 edition of EXPO CHICAGO will present various programs and events throughout Chicago during EXPO ART WEEK (September 21–27, 2020).

Hours + Location


VIP Preview

Thursday, September 24 | 12 noon–6:00pm
By Invitation Only


Thursday, September 24 | 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, September 25 | 11:00am – 7:00pm
Saturday, September 26 | 11:00am – 7:00pm
Sunday, September 27 | 11:00am – 5:00pm

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

To purchase discounted admission to EXPO CHICAGO for groups of 10+, please call 773-327-3778 or visit the GroupTix website.

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 in Spring 2020.


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 2020 exhibitors, top artists and artworks, and provide information about site-specific commissioned artworks situated throughout EXPO CHICAGO. Tours are 60 minutes in duration.

Friday September 25 - 1:00pm, 3:00pm
Saturday September 26 - 1:00pm, 3:00pm
Sunday, September 27 - 1:00pm

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