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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Public Art in Chicago's Plazas

Exelon Plaza in Chicago has not only a fountain and a clock but also a mosaic sculpture titled "Four Seasons" by Marc Chagall.



In Daley Plaza there is a large untitled piece by Pablo Picasso that's been hanging in the square since 1967.   Looking good!


Another golden oldie was a bit of a hunt for me to find. Not only emblazoned with Art Deco/Art Moderne designs, the Commonwealth Edison substation at 115 N. Dearborn shows a man harnessing electricity while straddling the city.  Erected in the 1930's it makes me wonder what our cities would look like today if we had only continued to make our public works structures so interesting.


On my way back to the train station I stopped to admire the figures in Riverside Plaza.  In the summer they stand guard over a profusion of colorful flowers.


Finalizing our travel plans for the year this week, including a trip to the North Carolina coast for a few weeks in April!  So excited!!

2 comments:

  1. Wish I'd had time to look at that when I was there years ago

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  2. I have really enjoyed your series on Chicago.

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