Category Archives: Chicago: Point of Interests

 

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Bronzeville Benches

Installed: 1996

Location: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, between 25th and 35th streets.

The benches celebrate Bronzeville's unique history and achievements including its local architecture, its musical legacy, the message of Dr. King and the Civil Rights Movement, the community's African heritage and the promise of local youth.

These benches were installed as a part of the King Drive Restoration...

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Judy Istock Butterfly Haven is a 2,700 square-foot greenhouse at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. On any given day, it houses about 1,000 butterflies from over 40 different species There are also several bird species from the Southern hemisphere. The greenhouse has a self-contained ecosystem with a small fountain and water-pool, flowers, tropical trees.  A walk through the glass atrium of...
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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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Gallery 37 Center for the Arts

It provides a venue for youth, families and adults to participate in several innovative arts programs, including After School Matters and the Chicago Public Schools’ Advanced Arts Education Program.

Gallery 37 was created by former Commissioner of The Department of Cultural Affairs Lois Weisberg, and former Chicago First Lady Maggie Daley. It was founded...

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The construction of Chicago Riverwalk has been in progress for a few years now.   In June 2015, three new pedestrian underbridges were completed:  State Street, Dearborn Street and Clark Street  bridges.

With the progress of Chicago Riverwalk project, some very cool new terminologies are being added to Chi-Town vocabulary, like.. Marine Plaza, Cove and River Theater. By 2016, when the additional underbridges will be completed, we will have...
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Chicago Gateway Green: International Sculpture Program

  Chicago Gateway Green is a non-profit organization dedicated to greening and beautifying Chicago's expressway, gateways, and neighborhood. It was founded in 1986 by Donald J. Deporter, former CEO of Hyatt Hotels, on the belief that beauty and sustainability go hand-in-hand. They work for urban beautification and greening projects through sustainable landscaping, litter removal and...
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B.F. Ferguson Monument Fund

Public Art is free for all to enjoy. But it doesn't come for free. There's usually a huge price-tag attached, and someone picks up the tab. I have previously talked about funding of Public Art in Chicago. And post is specifically on the sculptures funded by the B.F.Ferguson...
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  The Pioneer Court is a small plaza located near the junction of the Chicago River and Upper Michigan Avenue in Chicago's Magnificent Mile. It was developed cooperatively by the Chicago Tribune and the Equitable Life Assurance Society of the United States in commemoration of the pioneers who contributed to Chicago`s birth, growth and greatness.  

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