Category Archives: Chicago – Art by Location



Near North Side

River North / Streeterville / Magnificent Mile

Magnificent Mile: is a stretch of North Michigan Avenue between the Chicago River and Oak Street in Streeterville. Although actually about three-quarters of a mile, it's called the Magnificent Mile.

Streeterville:  The easternmost neighborhood to the north of the Chicago River. It is bound by the Chicago River on the...

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Navy Pier is one of the major tourist attractions of Chicago. it is located in the Streeterville neighborhood of the Near North Side Chicago.

Navy Pier is about a mile long Chicago Shoreline jutting into Lake Michigan.  It was built in 1916, as part of Plan of Chicago, developed by Daniel Burnham and his associates.

Here is the official website...

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May 14, 2013: Trip to the Chicago Botanic Garden

I love flowers!!! Spread over 385-acre area, Chicago Botanic Garden is one of my favorite spots in Chicago. It's really a plant museum, with about 26 theme gardens. Some of my favorites being, Bulb Garden, Rose Garden, Sensory Garden, Native Plant Garden and Circle Garden. In this trip, I wanted to enjoy the flowers and...

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Above Image: Monument to the Great Northern Migration - by Alison Saar

The King Drive Gateway Project

Dedicated: 1996

Funded by the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority.

It allotted $10 million to rehabilitate King Drive. The allotment included $500,000 for a design element that would later become known as the Public...

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Black Metropolis-Bronzeville District or simply Bronzeville is a historic district in the Douglas community area of South Side of Chicago. It has nine structures that were accorded the Chicago Landmark designation on September 9, 1998. Arguably it is one of the nation's most significant landmarks of African-American urban history .. Developed during the first decades of the 20th century, this "city-within-a-city" was home to numerous nationally prominent, African-American owned and...

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 Chicago's Chinatown

Chicago's Chinatown: Chinese are the largest Asian group in the United States,  and Chicago has the 4th largest Chinatown in the United States. If I'm not mistaken the largest Chinatown is in San Francisco, followed by New York, Boston and then Chicago. Places of interest in Chicago's Chinatown...



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Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park

is at the Governors State University. It provides the Chicagoland region with a premier presentation of large-scale contemporary sculpture.

It has about 30 works of sculptures within 100+ acres of prairie landscape.  The permanent collection includes 24 pieces; five works are on long-term loan from the artists.

Highlights include several important landscape-based sculptures created by distinguished artists at the height...

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