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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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