The Pride & Perils of Chicago’s Public Art

January 14-July 30, 2017

Chicago Cultural Center, Landmark Chicago Gallery and Randolph Stairs

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 The Pride & Perils of Chicago’s Public Art(click on image to enlarge)


Planning and creating public art can be a risky enterprise. For over 200 years, Chicago has been putting art in public places. Sometimes it’s loved. Sometimes it’s hated. To further complicate matters, times change – and so do people and tastes. See for yourself in this exhibition of stories and historical public artwork of the past 200 years. Part of the City of Chicago's Year of Public Art.


Public Programs

Curator Tour with Cultural Historian Tim Samuelson

February 25, 4-5pm

Part of the Chicago Cultural Center Exhibition Open House


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Chicago Cultural Center
Chicago Cultural Center
Landmark Chicago Gallery and
Randolph Stairs, 1st Floor North
78 E. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602

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  • Thanksgiving Day (Nov.  23)
  • Christmas Day (Dec. 25)

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