CHI's Public Art

CHI's Public Art

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Chicago, IL

Ever find yourself strolling around in the city? Use this list to find the hidden gems across Chicago.

1. Hubertus von der Goltz's Crossing

Hubertus von der Goltz's Crossing

334 North LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL 60654, United States

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Located North of the loop at Merchandise Mart, Hubertus von der Goltz's Crossing symbolizes the balance between commercial and cultural districts of LaSalle Street.

Crossing, 1998
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2. Crown Fountain

Crown Fountain

South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60601, United States

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Best place to escape the summer time heat. Water spouts from these 50 feet glass brick towers displaying the faces of Chicagoans. Crown Fountain plays with light, water and technology all in one, free for the public. It is a popular subject for photography among tourists.

Crown Fountain, 2004
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3. Cloud Gate

Cloud Gate

Chicago, IL, United States

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Inspired by liquid mercury, the Cloud Gate is among the largest sculpture in the world. These stainless steel plates reflect Chicago's skyline and clouds. Visitors are able to interact with this piece located in the heart of downtown.

Cloud Gate, 2006
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4. Agora

Agora

S Michigan Ave & E Roosevelt Dr, Chicago, IL 60605, United States

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106 headless and armless icon sculptures can be seen South of Grant Park. The figures stand 9ft tall made from iron. It is a permanent installation by Polish artist Magdalena Abakanowicz. The city encourages visitors to talk through these rusted figures.

Agora, 2006
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5. The Picasso

The Picasso

50 West Washington Street, Chicago, IL 60602, United States

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You can find this untitled Picasso piece at the Daley Plaza. This piece was commissioned in 1963 by the architects of the Richard J. Daley Center. Built with steel, Picasso worked on this commission for two years, combining his sketches and inspiration from Chicago.

Untitled, 1967
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6. Calder's Flamingo

Calder's Flamingo

50 West Adams Street, Chicago, IL 60610, United States

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Standing at 53ft, Flamingo was created by American artist Alexander Calder. Calder wanted to create a piece that built a relationship with the space as a result was the bold steel arches.

Flamingo, 1974
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7. Chagall's Four Seasons

10 S Dearborn St

10 S Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 60603, USA

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This mosaic portrays scene of Chicago. Located in the Chase Tower Plaza, the mosaic was gifted by Frederick H. Prince.

Four Seasons, 1974
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