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Spintronic by Nicole Beck

Location: Dionovan Bridge

Installed: July 7, 2017.

Stainless Steel and Dichroic Glass / Dimension: 10' x 3' / Completed: 2015.

When the Donovan Street Bridge project was completed in 2007, the design included four piers, each with a location designated for four works of art corresponding to the categories: Nature, History, Science and Art.

Friday, July 7, 2017 was the installation of "Spintronic" by Nicole Beck, which represents Art.

It was the third sculpture installed...

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Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg

Location: Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.

Date: June 6 - to September 24, 2017.

Curated by the MCA’s James W. Alsdorf Chief Curator Michael Darling.

The exhibition is a major retrospective of Takashi Murakami paintings, featuring fifty works that span three decades of his career, from the artist’s earliest mature works—many of which are being shown in North America for the first time to his recent, monumentally scaled paintings.

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2017 Day Trip: June 4, 2017. Exploring Route 66 in Illinois.

U.S. Route 66 Also known as US 66 or Route 66 It is the Main Street of America or the Mother Road.

It was one of the original highways within the U.S. Highway System. US 66 was established on November 11, 1926, with road signs erected the following year.

The highway, which became one of the most famous roads in the United States, originally ran from Chicago, Illinois, through Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and...
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Exploring Route 66, IL: Wilmington

Gemini Giant at the Launching Pad Drive-In restaurant of Wilmington, IL.

The Gemini Giant is a landmark statue on U.S. Route 66 at the Eastern entrance to Wilmington, Will County, Illinois. It stands outside the Launching Pad Drive-In restaurant. The 30 foot tall statue is one of many giant "Muffler Man" advertising props found throughout the USA in the Sixties. The Gemini Giant is named after the Gemini space program and holds a silver...
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