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Map: Public Art in Chicago

By Diana DiLenge

Posted: Monday, May 5 , 2014

The Art Institute of Chicago, The Museum of Modern Art, and the numerous other galleries and museums across the city, house some of the most renown art in the world. Several works of Picasso and Monet call Chicago their home. However, Chicagoans don't have to stand behind velvet ropes and glass cases to appreciate art in the city. All they need to do is take a walk around their neighborhood park.

The City of Chicago lists 194 different public art pieces that placed around the city. Some of the most well known are found in Grant Park, including Buckingham Fountain and the Fountain Figures.

All public art is not placed equally, as the map below shows, most public art pieces are found downtown and the near north side. As well, all public art is not safe. The first week of April, vandals graffitied a new art display in Grant Park called "Borders" by Icelandic artist Steinunn Thórarinsdóttir.

To find out where public art is located near you, search the map below either by neighborhood or park.

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