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  The above image shows some iconic Public Art pieces that have become unique symbols of the city and reflect the historical and cultural identity of the place. From top left: the Charging Bull is a symbol of New York, the Gateway Arch of St. Louis, Industry murals of Detroit, Night Wing bat sculpture of Austin, La Grande Vitesse of Grand Rapids, and coming home, Picasso's Untitled sculpture is a symbol of Chicago! These public art pieces are widely accepted as symbols of their cities, as they represent facets that are deeply...
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  In the year 1999, Chicago had a very successful and in many ways a trend-setting exhibition, "Cows on Parade". It featured about 300 life-size fiber-glass cows, hand-painted by local artists, displayed in public spaces throughout the city of Chicago. After the exhibition was over, the Cow Parade cows are auctioned off, and the money was donated to different charities. The immensely popular display attracted about 2 million visitors to Chicago,  and charity auction of the cows raised more than $3.4...
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  Art historian Rolf Achilles is not only a well known public figure in Chicago, but is internationally recognized for his efforts in documentation and preservation of our cultural heritage. He is Adjunct Associate Professor [Historic Preservation] at School of Art Institute of Chicago [SAIC], board member of Driehaus Museum in the Nickerson Mansion, Glessner House, Hegeler Carus Mansion, All Arts Foundation, Partners for Sacred Places; Steering Committee of Farnsworth House; Honorary Freeman at Worshipful Company of Glaziers and Painters of Glass, London...
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  Nov 2014: Horses of Honor adorn streets of Chicago. From their official website.. click here.. Since 1853, over 500 Chicago Police officers have sacrificed their lives to protect our city. In honor of those who we have lost, Wintrust has partnered with the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation for a public art installation to benefit our fallen heroes. Designed to resemble Chicago’s Mounted Patrol Unit horses, the Horses of Honor will stand for providing support and assistance to the families of those men and...
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    The year 2013 saw the completion of the 31st Street Harbor Project. It had an artistic spinoff. Four huge trees that were cut down to make way for the new 31st Street harbor, were then sculpted by local Chicago artists: Christine Perri, Michael Bihlmaier, Ben Schlitz and Milton Mizenburg. Some salvaged trees painted yellow, green, red and blue and installed at a new children's park. The Tree Art at 31st Street was the brain child of Adam Schwerner, who was then the Director of...
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Amplifiers - by Nicole Beck

 Dedicated: October 10, 2014

 Location: Electrical and Computer Engineering [ECE] building at the University of Illinois. 306 N Wright St Urbana, IL 61801, at the entrance from the quad side of the building.

 Description: 18' x 12' x 6'/ Stainless steel, dichroic glass, RGB LEDs, granite.

 Commission by Capital Development Board of Illinois Art-In-Architecture program.

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The year 2014 marks another high point in Chicago Public Art scene, as it adorns its public spaces with world class art. We have sculptures by world's leading contemporary artists - Ai Weiwei, Jaume Plensa, Chakaia Booker, Yinka Shonibare, Christopher Wool, Alice Aycock, Robert Lobe and Steinunn Thorarinsdottir - in outdoor settings, free and open for all to enjoy! It reaffirms Chicago's claim to be museum without walls! (more…)...
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Three sculptures "Twin Vortexes", "Spin the Spin" and "Waltzing Matilda" - by Alice Aycock

 Temporary art installations will be on display for one year.

 Art in Action, Chicago: A collaboration between Chicago park District [CPD] and City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events [DCASE].

This year Chicago Park District has brought eight sculptures to Chicago:  The sculpture Untitled [ 2013] by Christopher Wool is at Buckingham Plaza. Three sculptures - Twin Vortxes, Spin-the-Spin and Waltzing Matilda - by...

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