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Strandbeest: The Dream Machines of Theo Jansen

Location: Exhibit Hall & Sidney R. Yates Gallery, 4th Floor North, at.. Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., Chicago.

Temporary Exhibition: February 6-May 1, 2016.

Strandbeest: the Dream machines of Theo Jansen is organized by the Peabody Essex Museum [PEM], Salem, MA. Audemars Piguet, the tour's National Sponsor, provided generous support to Chicago...

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Temporary Exhibitions bring freshness and diversity to the already rich collection of Public Art in Chicago. The Windy City has earned the reputation of being a museum without walls, where public places are converted into art galleries with sculptures from - emerging and established - local, national and international artists. We boast of having artwork by Pablo Picasso, Alexander Calder, Marc Chagall, Claes Oldenburg, Henry Moore, Sol...
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Selfie with replica of Chauri Bearer / chauri is fly-whisk.

The sculpture is currently located in the Patna Museum in Bihar, India.

It is 64" tall, carved out of a single piece of stone.

Estimated to date from ca. 3rd century BCE.

Discovered at Didarganj on the outskirts of the city of Patna, in 1917

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With the latest installation of "Spirit Totems" by Herb Alpert in the Field Museum south plaza, the Museum Campus is now a veritable outdoor sculpture park! By the autumn of 2015, when all temporary art installations for the year are complete, the museum campus has  become a actual museum without walls. Works by nationally and internationally reputed artists can now be spotted scattered in the...

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August 2015 created quite an excitement among Chicago historians and art aficionados with the announcement that three Japanese sliding door paintings from the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition were discovered in a Park District storage facility. “At a time when we are working to honor Jackson Park’s historic past by revitalizing the park to restore Frederick Law Olmsted’s vision, it is a thrilling...
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Sculptures "Agriculture" and "Industry" - Unknown Artist 

Location: Chicago Board of Trade building plaza.

Description: Granite / 12 foot high / Five-&-half ton weight..

Lost for 49 years. Returned to original location after 75 years.

The plaque reads.. "Now a part of the LaSalle Street Plaza, the exchange's symbolic statues serve as a daily...

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Above Image: Tony Karman [President / Director of  EXPO CHICAGO;  in front of "Freefall" by Antony Gromley].

 EXPO CHGO 215 : The International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art

Location: Navy Pier: Exhibition Hall

From 17th September to 20th September, 2015.

About EXPO CHICAGO/2015:  The International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art, is presented by Art Expositions, LLC.  Starting in 2012;  the...

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 Gates of the Lord: The Tradition of Krishna Painting

 Temporary Exhibition: Sep 12, 2015 to Jan 3, 2016.

 The Art Institute of Chicago: Regenstein Hall

Gates of the Lord: The Tradition of Krishna Paintings is the first major U.S. exhibition to explore the unique visual culture of the Pushtimarg, a Hindu denomination from Western India. The exhibition brings together over 100...

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CHICAGO CULTURAL MILE

The stretch on Michigan Avenue between Chicago River and Roosevelt Road together with the Museum Campus form the Chicago Cultural Mile. It has various cultural institutions including museums, parks, theaters, sculptures, monuments and is venue for many cultural events. The year 2014 was declared as  the “Year of the Chicago Cultural Mile.” In commemoration, the city installed two bronze...

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