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June 10, 2014

“Millennium Park: An Anatomy In Photographs” Exhibition Opens June 18, Celebrates Park’s 10th Anniversary

Open-air exhibit features 16 photographers, 58 large-format photographs

Jamey Lundblad    312.744.2493 jamey.lundblad@cityofchicago.org

When Millennium Park opened on July 16, 2004, it transformed an industrial wasteland into Chicago’s showplace for cutting-edge art, architecture, landscape design, music and more. Today, the 24.5-acre park is Chicago’s second-largest tourist attraction – and the City will mark its 10th anniversary throughout the summer. The Millennium Park 10th Anniversary Summer Celebration will feature dozens of FREE events and exhibitions; indie rock, electronica, jazz, classical and world music; films, simulcasts and documentaries shown on an outdoor, 40-foot LED screen; family activities; workouts and more.

In the North Boeing Gallery, Millennium Park: An Anatomy in Photographs opens June 18, 2014 and continues through October 2015. Curated by John Vinci with assistance by Christopher Bartek, Vinci/Hamp Architects, Inc., the outdoor exhibition features the work of 16 photographers. Some were commissioned to document the construction of the Park, others documented its art and architecture—and others used the Park as their inspiration. Contributing photographers include: Craig Dugan (Hedrich Blessing), Terry Evans, Philip Goodman, James Iska, Scott McDonald (Hedrich Blessing), Jon Miller (Hedrich Blessing), Larry Okrent, Linda Oyama Bryan, Melissa Ann Pinney, Tom Rossiter, John Stamets, James Steinkamp, Kenneth Tanaka, Jan Theun Van Rees, Jay Wolke and William Zbaren. Of the 58 large-format photographs in the exhibition, many portray views of the Park that cannot be duplicated today.

Millennium Park: An Anatomy in Photographs is co-presented by Millennium Park Foundation with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, and is sponsored by The Boeing Company, with support from the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation. The exhibit is FREE; exhibit hours are 6am–11pm daily.

Millennium Park is located on Michigan Avenue, bordered by Randolph St. to the north, Columbus Dr. to the east and Monroe St. to the south. The Park is open 6am–11pm daily. Convenient parking is located in the Millennium Park Garage (entrance on Columbus at Monroe or Randolph) and Grant Park North. For the latest news and events, visit millenniumpark.org, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, @Millennium_Park.

 

Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) is dedicated to enriching Chicago’s artistic vitality and cultural vibrancy. This includes fostering the development of Chicago’s non-profit arts sector, independent working artists and for-profit arts businesses; providing a framework to guide the City’s future cultural and economic growth, via the 2012 Chicago Cultural Plan; marketing the City’s cultural assets to a worldwide audience; and presenting high-quality, free and affordable cultural programs for residents and visitors.

 

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