Category Archives: Special Feature: Parks / Boulevards / Gardens

 

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Soils, Seeds, and Sprouts: Tropical and Temperate - Artwork by Sharon Bladholm.

Location: Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum.

When: August 12, 2017 - December 3, 2017.

Exhibition Related Events Digging Deeper: A Closer Look at Life in Soil: October 5th, 2017, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Artist Walk and Talk: October 5th, 2017, 3:00 pm -...

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Origami in the Garden - by Kevin Box

Location: The Morton Arboretum.

May 19, 2017 - October 22, 2017

There are 25 displays featuring 40 origami-inspired sculptures.

About Origami:  Origami is the art of paper folding. The word is a combination of two Japanese words ori [folding] and kami [paper]. In modern usage, the word...

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Sumi-E painting by Patricia Larkin Green

Location: Morton Arboretum

Date: Sunday, August 6, 2017.

Patricia Larkin Green is an active member of the Sumi-e Society of America and the International Chinese Calligraphy Art and Painting Society. She has been featured in numerous publications, including The Chicago Tribune, The Chicago Reader, Gapers Block, Hyperallergic and a Pioneer Press...
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The Garden of the Phoenix, Jackson Park Formerly known as Osaka Garden [1993-2013].

Location: The Garden of the Phoenix is located in Jackson Park, and immediately south of the Museum of Science and Industry. and east of the University of Chicago campus.

In 1974, Jackson Park was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Sky Landing - by Yoko Ono

Unveiling and Dedication Ceremony: October 17, 2016.

Location: Garden of the Phoenix in Jackson Park, East 60th Street on Wooded Island, between Lake Shore Drive and Cornell Drive.

Sky Landing is funded by the nonprofit Project 120, which has been investing in upgrades for the park including planting cherry trees and a visitors...

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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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