Carved transom [ramma] panels from the Phoenix Hall [Hooden] - by Takamura Koun
Transom Panels from Phoenix Hall at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition
Location: Art Institute of Chicago
Gallery 100 / Japanese Art Galleries
Wood with polychromy / 31 ¼ x 109 3/4 x 3 inches each.
.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...
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...
Chicago Rising from the Lake – by Milton Horn
Location: Chicago River Esplanade / North bank of Chicago River
Completed: 1954The bronze, 12 x 7 foot sculpture weighs 3 1/2 tons. The sculpture is symbolic of the city of Chicago. The female figure represents Chicago. She stands hip-deep into water, symbolizing Chicago emerging...
Fountain Girl - by George Wade
Originally created: 1893 [Chicago's World's Columbian Exposition].
Lost sometimes in the 1950s.
Recreated and reinstalled: 2013, after 50 years of going missing, recast from a copy of the original in Portland, Maine.
Location: Lincoln Park south of W. LaSalle Drive and east of...
Chicago Grant Park / Theodore Thomas Memorial / The Spirit of Music Statue – by Albin Polasek [sculptor] and Howard Van Doren Shaw [architect].Posted by Jyoti Srivastava
Theodore Thomas Memorial / The Spirit of Music Statue - by Albin Polasek [sculptor] and Howard Van Doren Shaw [architect].
Location: Chicago’s Grant Park on the corner of Balbo and South Michigan Avenue, near the Hilton Hotel.
Commissioned by the B.F. Ferguson Monument Fund, as a memorial to Theodore Thomas [1835-1905], first conductor of...
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