Memorabilia from the Chicago World's Fair of 1893

May 7 – June 13, 2018 Art Gallery All Ages Free Admission Art
View of Ferris Wheel, Chicago, 1893

About this event

Learn all about the 1893 Chicago World's Fair through the memorabilia and artifacts in this exhibition.

Between May 1 and October 30, twenty million attendees would make the pilgrimage from their home to visit the city of Chicago. The exposition highlighted many historical and contemporary accomplishments in the industries, the arts, and the sciences. The fairgrounds were dubbed “The White City” because of the Renaissance-style buildings produced in white plaster, Esteemed architects from all over the United States participated in the planning of the fair described as “the greatest meeting of artists since the fifteenth century.”

On exhibit: May 7 - June 14, 2018

A special thank you to:

Dr. Carole Drachler and her husband, Dr. David Drachler for donating these rare artifacts from the World's Fair of 1893.

After you visit the exhibition, stop by the Art History library in building AC30 dedicated to Dr. Carole Drachler in celebration of a thirty-four year legacy of teaching (1977-2011) Art History as faculty at Mesa Community College.

For more information about library hours, please call 480-461-7530.

Items not allowed

Outside food and beverages are not permitted in the gallery.

Directions and parking

The MCC Art Gallery can be found behind the AC building near the MCC Theatre. Complimentary parking for events is conveniently provided in the southeast lots of campus.

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Past dates

May 7 – June 13, 2018

Venue Hours

Regular Business Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 9 am – 5 pm
Closed Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Observed Holidays