|Picasso and Friends: Public sculpture in Chicago - SOLD OUT|
Event Type: Adult Program|
Age Group(s): Adults
Start Time: 8:00 AM
End Time: 3:30 PM
To commemorate Chicago's 180th birthday year, we've designed this tour to focus on one of the city's most lasting legacies -- its collection of public art.Library: Cook Park Library map
Over the past fifty years, Chicago has built a reputation as an outdoor museum of world-class twentieth century sculpture. This tour focuses on the variety of public art currently on display in and around the city in areas such as the Loop, Millennium Park, Hyde Park, Jackson Park, and Grant Park. Art historian Jeff Mishur will meet us in Chicago and then guide us on a motorcoach tour with frequent opportunities to step out and admire up close works of public art by Anish Kapoor, Jaume Plensa, Frank Stella, Louise Nevelson, Ivan Mestrovic, Magdalena Abakanowicz, Joan Miro, Daniel Chester French, Alexander Calder, Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, and Lorado Taft. There will be frequent walking and standing on this tour, which covers multiple city blocks. $56 per-person includes tour plus round-trip luxury coach transportation. Add a lunch from Meli Cafe in Chicago for $16 more.
In person registration only. Registration begins Saturday, March 11 at 9 a.m.
We will be using a motor coach to access pubic art in Hyde Park and in downtown Chicago. The bus will make frequent stops and patrons will have the option of getting out to see public art up close. We will visit at least four places where there are numerous sculptures to see in a given area, such as Daley Plaza and Millennium Park. At these types of stops, our group will disembark and walk no more than two blocks at a given time before getting back on board of the bus to move to a different area of the city. For those who choose to disembark, there will be standing time while our guide explains certain features of works of art. Note: A minimum of 40 and a max of 53 participants, is required for this event.Presenter: Art Historian Jeff Mishur