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Chicago Public Art Program

Artwork by Ann Wiens [Black Swallowtail Caterpillar with photovoitaic Panel, oil on panel, H52 by W 48 inches.]

The Chicago Public Art Collection includes more than 700 works of art exhibited in over 150 municipal facilities around the city, such as police stations, libraries, and CTA stations. As part of the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, the Public Art Program administers the Chicago Public Art Collection and implements the City’s Percent for Art Ordinance. The Collection provides the citizens of Chicago with an improved public environment and enhances city buildings and spaces with quality works of art by professional artists.

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Public Art Town Hall Meetings

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Chicago Cultural Center, Exhibit Hall, 4th Floor North

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Washington Park Arts Incubator, 301 E. Garfield Blvd.


Chicago Public Art Collection Highlights

Monument to the Great Northern Migration Crossing Kerry James Marshall's Knowledge and Wonder
Floating Family  Current  Rara Avis
Riverwalk Gateway Snow Sculpture for Chicago Haymarket Memorial
Harold Washington Library 911 Center Branch Libraries
Midway Airport Gallery 37 Center for the Arts Goldblatt's Building
Chicago Police Headquarters Jacob's Ladder Batcolumn
 Lines in Four Directions  Crown Fountain  Cloud Gate
 Night Before Last  Dawn Shadows  The Picasso
 Flamingo  La Tormenta  Fountain of Time
 I Will  Four Seasons  Monument with Standing Beast
 Agora  Carpet  


For information on the Public Art Percent-for-Art Ordinance, Chicago Public Art Guide, Policies & Procedures, Percent-for-Art Fund Financial Statements and Applications, click here.

Most Recent News (Chicago Public Art Program)

Mar 18, 2014 City of Chicago to Host Public Art Town Hall Meetings


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Chicago's Public Art Guide

Use the maps referenced below to find locations and information on Chicago's public art.

Download the Chicago Public Art Guide (.pdf) (06/04)