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2017 YEAR OF PUBLIC ART CHICAGO [YOPA].

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events [DCASE] have designated 2017 the "Year of Public Art," with plans for special community projects, art festival, youth programs and much more.

The Chicago Public Art Collection includes more than 500 works of art exhibited in over 150 municipal facilities around...

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Studio Visit of Artist Muralist Hector Duarte.

It was part of Open House Chicago 2017.

On a cold, rainy day of October 14, 2017, I visited the studio of artist Hector Duarte.  The studio was vibrant and warm, with brightly colored murals on the walls that would cheer anyone on a cold damp day!  It was the first time that I was meeting the...

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Open House Chicago

Open House Chicago [OHC] event is organized by Chicago Architecture Foundation. OHC is the city’s annual architecture festival. For one weekend in October you can explore Chicago’s most iconic and unique architectural treasures. OHC is a citywide event that includes more than 200 sites located in 20 neighborhoods. From mansions to sacred spaces, theaters to private clubs, hotels to secret rooms, OHC gives visitors...
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Soils, Seeds, and Sprouts: Tropical and Temperate - Artwork by Sharon Bladholm.

Location: Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum.

When: August 12, 2017 - December 3, 2017.

Exhibition Related Events Digging Deeper: A Closer Look at Life in Soil: October 5th, 2017, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Artist Walk and Talk: October 5th, 2017, 3:00 pm -...

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April 7, 2017: It was a gorgeous spring day, and I took a beautiful long drive to the Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park [NMSP]. The idea was two-fold: to participate in the celebration of the 102nd birthday of noted Jazz Singer Billie Holiday. But more importantly, what really motivated me to drive to the NMSP that day, was to...

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Women Made Public Art in Chicago

From working as studio assistants to being formally trained, having their own studios, and producing their own masterpieces, women have come a long way..

In the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition held in Chicago, Lorado Taft employed a group of women ssistants, an occurrence that was virtually unheard of at that time. The story goes...
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Chicago Landmark Monuments and Sites.

It's a common misconception that the "Chicago Landmark' status is designated only to buildings and disctricts in Chicago.

Interestingly some public art, monuments and historical sites that have also been designated as Chicago Landmark. This encourages their preservation and protects against demolition.

The criterion for designating landmark status mentions "work of art" as one...

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