The Marquette Building
140 S Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL 60603-5285

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Tour the Exhibit

This website is based on a permanent exhibit in the Marquette Building lobby developed by the current owners, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Located at 140 South Dearborn Street in Chicago’s downtown Loop district, the exhibit is free and open to the public from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

The Chicago Architecture Foundation offers guided tours of the historic Marquette Building, as well as related tours that place the Marquette Building in historical and architectural context.

All tour groups should contact Jessica Ripley at 312.422.5500 prior to arriving at the Marquette Building lobby. For safety purposes, if your group size is greater than 20 people, please contact Jessica for special arrangements. Upon arriving at the building, please follow the building protocols.

Leasing Information

To learn more about leasing space in the building, please contact Margaret F. Boersema at (312) 422-5500.

About the Foundation

The MacArthur Foundation supports creative people and effective institutions committed to building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world. In addition to selecting the MacArthur Fellows, the Foundation works to defend human rights, advance global conservation and security, make cities better places, and understand how technology is affecting children and society. More information is available at

Our Land Acknowledgement

The MacArthur Foundation’s Chicago office is situated on the lands of the Potawatomi people. They were the stewards of this land and lived, loved, and cared for it until forced out by non-Native settlers. Tribes that have historical relationships with the lands in greater Chicago and Northern Illinois through trade, travel, and habitation also include the Odawa, Ojibwe, Peoria, Kaskaskia, Miami, Ho-Chunk, Menominee, Mascouten, Kickapoo, and Meskwaki, as well as mound builders and other tribes whose names have been lost as a result of genocide and ethnocide of European colonialism and United States expansion. This land continues to be home to Indigenous people. Chicago is home to one of the largest urban Indigenous populations in the United States.

Our mission leads with justice, and we must reckon with historical and ongoing injustices, erasures of Indigenous people, and appropriations of their lands, cultures, and resources. We are connected to Indigenous people in Chicago, Illinois, and around the world. We are committed to partnering with and supporting Indigenous people and nations as they continue to advocate for and maintain sovereignty and self-determination, educational opportunity, economic development, healthcare, cultural preservation and promotion, and in all other ways that promote Indigenous communities and support truth, healing, and reconciliation between Native and non-Native people.

Potawatomi Translation

Bodéwadmikik ėthë ték i MacArthur Foundation miktthéwiwgëmëk. Nëko shna wgi këwabdanawa shodë kik, minė gé shode shna anet gathë dnezwat, neshthé wėth bgeshmok wthë igwan wgi zhë nashkëwaywik. Winwa gé zhé, nëko shna wgi dnezwêk shode Zhegagoynak, gi Odawa, Ojibwe, Peoria, Kaskaskia, Miami, Ho-Chunk, Menominee, Mascouten, Kickapoo, Meskwaki zhenkazwik minė gé anet Gété Neshnabék. Ngodêk shna shodë wgi dnezwêk bwamshé byawat gi ktthemokmanêk. Mégwa shna ngom shodë dnezwêk gi neshnabék, manék godë neshnabék ėthë dawat shode Zhegagoynak.

Nnedwéndamen gé ninan wéwénė ėwi mnozhë'aywat minė ėwi wdeténmaywat godë neshnabék. Nde ndo with miktthéwimak neshnabék, nëkmëk shna wthebyéwêk. Bédo wina ėwi nizhokmëwayak thayék gi neshnabék thak shna gégo nigan wthë igwan ėnkëmgezwat... ėzh dbakwnëgéwat, ėzh kenomagéwat, shonya ėzh mkëmwat, mshkëkiwen, minė gé neshnabé zhetthkéwen. Nnedwéndamen gé ėwi nsetwaywat gi neshnabék.

Translation by Bmejwen / Kyle Malott, an enrolled citizen of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi.


Potawatomi (pah-tuh-WAH-tuh-mee)
Odawa (oh-DAH-wah)
Ojibwe (oh-JIB-way)
Peoria (pea-OR-ee-ah)
Kaskaskia (kahs-KAHS-kee-ah)
Miami (me-YAH-me)
Ho-Chunk (HOE-chunk)
Menominee (meh-NOM-ih-nee)
Mascouten (MEH-skaw-tin)
Kickapoo (kih-KAH-poo)
Meskwaki (meh-skw-AH-key)

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