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Chicago Gallery News
"Public Art and the Masses: Examining Sculpture in Grant Park"
Online edition, 26 April 2017

Chicago is honoring the 50th anniversary of the dedication of the Picasso by declaring 2017 the “Year of Public Art.” In recognition of this year-long celebration, I'm writing a series of articles for Chicago Gallery News, exploring the city’s public art scene and delving into its history, personalities, and controversies.

The second article in the series looks at art for and about the masses in the south end of Chicago's Grant Park. Read more at Chicago Gallery News.


Protestors gather around the Logan Memorial in 1968.Protestors gather around the Logan Memorial in 1968.

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