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Chicago Gallery News
"Origins of Public Art in Chicago: From the Bronze Lions to Skylanding"
Online edition, 15 March 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 first article in the series looks at the origins of public art in Chicago. Read more at Chicago Gallery News.

Yoko Ono, <i>Skylanding</i>, 2016Yoko Ono, Skylanding, 2016

Thodos Dance Chicago performs at the unveiling ceremony of Yoko Ono's Skylanding © Diane Hutchinson Reilly / Courtesy of Thodos Dance Chicago