Altgeld

John Peter Altgeld Monument in Lincoln Park, photo by Michael Knapp, Illinois State Geological Survey.

Artworks & Monuments

Chicago's parks are the settings for a world-class collection of nearly 300 fountains, monuments, and sculptures. These range from historic sculptures of famous people including Abraham Lincoln and Alexander von Humboldt, to some of the nation's most exciting new artworks such as Grant Park's Agora.

Some lesser known artworks are hidden treasures in the parks, such as the Darius and Girenas Memorial, a sleek Art Deco style monument in Marquette Park. Others, such as the Clarence Buckingham Memorial Fountain or the Lions in front of the Art Institute, are so iconic that they have become symbols of Chicago.

Some of America's most beloved artists have contributed to Chicago's park system. Gutzon Borglum, sculptor of the Presidential Memorial in Mount Rushmore created Lincoln Park's John Peter Altgeld and General Philip Henry Sheridan monuments. Daniel Chester French, the artist of the Abraham Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. produced several Chicago sculptures including The Statue of the Republic in Jackson Park.

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Steelroots

Steelroots

Location Notes: In front of the Peggy Notebaert Museum near the corner of Fullerton Avenue and Cannon Drive

Park: Lincoln Park

Park: (312) 742-7726

Descriptors: Outdoor, Sculpture

Artwork Created : 2007

Artwork Installed: 2009

Artist : Steve Tobin

Sunform

Sunform

Location Notes: Center Plaza South of Park Place Café

Park: Lincoln Park

Park: (312) 742-7726

Descriptors: Outdoor, Sculpture

Artwork Installed: 1984

Artwork Relocated: 1998

Artist: David L. Rodgers

Ten Thousand Ripples

Ten Thousand Ripples

Location Notes: Just South of Diversey @ LSD

Park: Lincoln Park

Park: (312) 742-7726

Descriptors: Outdoor, Sculpture, Temporary

Artwork Created: 2012

Installation Duration: Fall 2014 - Fall 2015

Artist: Indira Johnson

Medium: Fiberglass, Resin

The Alarm

The Alarm

Location Notes: East side of N. Lake Shore Drive, on axis with W. Wellington Avenue

Park: Lincoln Park

Park: (312) 742-7726

Descriptors: Outdoor, Sculpture

Artwork Created: 1884

Artwork Installed: 1974

Artwork Relocated: 1974

Artist: John J. Boyle

The Lesson

The Lesson

Location Notes: West Gate Entrance of the Lincoln Park Zoo

Park: Lincoln Park

Park: (312) 742-7726

Descriptors: Outdoor, Sculpture

Artwork Installed: 2005

Artist: Darrell Davis

Ulysses S. Grant Monument

Ulysses S. Grant Monument

Location Notes: West of N. Cannon Dr. between W. Fullerton Avenue and E. North Avenue

Park: Lincoln Park

Park: (312) 742-7726

Descriptors: Outdoor, Sculpture

Artwork Installed: 1891

Artist: Louis T. Rebisso

Vardiman Greene Black Memorial

Vardiman Greene Black Memorial

Location Notes: North of E. North Avenue on axis with N. Astor Street

Park: Lincoln Park

Park: (312) 742-7726

Descriptors: Outdoor, Sculpture

Artwork Installed: 1918

Artist: Frederick Cleveland Hibbard (1881–1950)

William Shakespeare Monument

William Shakespeare Monument

Location Notes: West of N. Stockton Avenue on axis with W. Belden Avenue

Park: Lincoln Park

Park: (312) 742-7726

Descriptors: Outdoor, Sculpture

Artwork Created: 1893

Artwork Installed: 1894

Artist: William Ordway Partridge

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Notice Valid From: 8/6/2015 - 8/31/2018

Wing I

Wing I

Location Notes: South of Diversey Driving Range parking lot entry @ bike path

Park: Lincoln Park

Park: (312) 742-7726

Descriptors: Outdoor, Sculpture, Temporary

Artwork Created: 2015

Installation Duration: Summer 2015 - Summer 2016

Artist: Patrick McDonald(CSE Ex.)

Medium: Painted aluminum

You Know What You Should Do

You Know What You Should Do

Location Notes: Exterior wall at east end of pedestrian underpass to Oak Street Beach

Park: Lincoln Park

Park: (312) 742-7726

Descriptors: Outdoor, Mural

Artwork Created: 2011

Artist: Jeff Zimmermann

Twister

Twister

Location Notes: Lincoln Park Cultural Center

Facility: Lincoln Park Cultural Center

Facility: (312) 742-7726

Descriptors: Outdoor, Sculpture, Temporary

Artwork Created: 2013

Installation Duration: Winter 2015 - Winter 2016

Artist: Pulley, Robert

Medium: Ceramic w/ Steel support

Silversurf Gate

Silversurf Gate

Location Notes: N. Western Avenue and N. Logan Boulevard

Park: Logan Blvd. Skate Park

Park: (312) 742-7552

Descriptors: Outdoor, Sculpture

Artwork Installed: 2010

Artist: Lucy Slivinski

Federal Building Columns

Federal Building Columns

Location Notes: Cancer Survivor’s Garden, south of E. Randolph Street on axis with N. Field Boulevard

Park: Maggie Daley Park

Park: (312) 552-3000 (Park )

Park: (312) 742-3918 (Fieldhouse)

Descriptors: Outdoor, Object

Artwork Created: 1905

Artwork Installed: 1996

Artwork Relocated: 1996

Artist: Henry Ives Cobb, architect

Darius and Girenas Memorial

Darius and Girenas Memorial

Location Notes: North of S. California Avenue and west of W. 67th Street

Park: Marquette Park

Park: (312) 747-6469

Descriptors: Outdoor, Sculpture

Artwork Installed: 1935

Artist: Raout Josset, sculptor

Other Designer: Koncevic & Recher, architects

Marquette Fountains, Monuments, Sculptures

Marquette Fountains, Monuments, Sculptures

Location Notes: California & Kedzie

Park: Marquette Park

Park: (312) 747-6469

Martin Luther King, Jr. Living Memorial

Martin Luther King, Jr. Living Memorial

Location Notes: Southwest Corner of S. Kedzie Ave. and W. Marquette Rd.

Park: Marquette Park

Park: (312) 747-6469

Descriptors: Outdoor, Sculpture

Artwork Installed: 2016

Artists: Sonja Henderson and John Pittman Weber

Other Designers: Garth A. Wemmer, Landscape Architecture LLC

Pipe Baskets

Pipe Baskets

Location Notes: Marquette Park Cultural Center

Park: Marquette Park

Park: (312) 747-6469

Descriptors: Outdoor, Sculpture, Temporary

Artwork Created: 2014

Installation Duration: Winter 2014 - Winter 2016

Artist: Yost, Charles

Medium: Stainless Steel, Paint

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