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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George Halas Memorial

George Halas Memorial

Location Notes: Near Gate 15, Soldier Field

Park: Burnham Park

Park: (773) 285-7099

Descriptors: Outdoor, Sculpture

Artwork Alternative Title: Tribute to George Halas

Artwork Installed: 2004

Artist: Julie Rotblatt-Amrany

Gold Star Family Memorial

Gold Star Family Memorial

Location Notes: East of S. Museum Campus Drive on axis with Soldier Field

Park: Burnham Park

Park: (773) 285-7099

Descriptors: Outdoor, Sculpture

Artwork Alternative Title: Chicago Police Memorial

Artwork Installed: 2006/2010

Artist: David Woodhouse & Associates, architects; Julie Rotblatt-Amrany and Omri Amrany, artists

La Ronda Parakata

La Ronda Parakata

Location Notes: South of 31st St Harbor 3300 S. LSD at Lakefront

Park: Burnham Park

Park: (773) 285-7099

Descriptors: Outdoor, Sculpture, Temporary, Gathering Space

Awarded: 2015

Installation Duration: Spring 2016 - Fall 2019

Artist: Hector Duarte, Alfonso "Piloto" Nieves - Casa Michoacán(Pilsen)

Non-Profit Partner: Casa Michoacán (Pilsen)

Looking Up

Looking Up

Location Notes: 48th Street & the Lakefront Path

Park: Burnham Park

Park: (773) 285-7099

Descriptors: Outdoor, Sculpture, Temporary

Artwork Created: 2015

Artist: Tom Friedman

Medium: Stainless Steel

Mermaid

Mermaid

Location Notes: Near E. 41st St. and Lake Michigan

Park: Burnham Park

Park: (773) 285-7099

Descriptors: Outdoor, Sculpture

Artwork Alternative Tile: La Sirena

Artwork Created: 1986

Artwork Installed: 2010 (Burnham)

Artist: Jose Moreno, Roman Villarreal, Ed Fu, and Fred Arroyo

Nature's Clock

Nature's Clock

Location Notes: NE Soldier Field - McFedridge/Museum Campus Dr.

Park: Burnham Park

Park: (773) 285-7099

Descriptors: Outdoor, Sculpture, Temporary

Artwork Created: 2006

Installation Duration: Summer 2014 - Summer 2016

Artist: Robert Lobe

Medium: Hammered and tempered aluminum

Sankofa for the Earth

Sankofa for the Earth

Location Notes: South of th 43rd St Walking Bridge, West of LSD - 4400 S. LSD

Park: Burnham Park

Park: (773) 285-7099

Descriptors: Outdoor, Sculpture, Temporary, Gathering Space

Awarded: 2015

Installation Duration: Spring 2016 - Fall 2019

Artist: Arlene Turner Crawford, Dorian Sylvain - South Side Community Art Center (Bronzeville)

Non-Profit Partner: South Side Community Art Center (Bronzeville)

Set in Stone

Set in Stone

Location Notes: South of Oakwood West of LSD, 4000 S. LSD

Park: Burnham Park

Park: (773) 285-7099

Notes: Photo Credit: Sandra Steinbrecher , 2016

Descriptors: Outdoor, Sculpture, Temporary, Gathering Space

Awarded: 2015

Installation Duration: Spring 2016 - Fall 2019

Artist: Ando Bellomo, Anna Murphy - Chinese American Museum of Chicago (Chinatown)

Non-Profit Partner: Chinese-American Museum of Chicago (Chinatown)

Shirley Armstrong - Whale

Shirley Armstrong - Whale

Location Notes: 54th/LSD Bike Path

Park: Burnham Park

Park: (773) 285-7099

Descriptors: Outdoor, Sculpture, Temporary

Artwork Created: 2012

Installation Duration: Fall 2014 - Fall 2015

Artist: Preston Jackson

Medium: Stainless steel, Plastic

Soldier Field Children's Garden

Soldier Field Children's Garden

Location Notes: Northeast of Soldier Field, south of E. McFetridge Drive

Park: Burnham Park

Park: (773) 285-7099

Descriptors: Outdoor, Playground Art

Artwork Installed: 2002

Artist: Peter Lindsay Schaudt, Landscape Architect

Sounding Bronzeville

Sounding Bronzeville

Location Notes: South of 35th St. West of LSD, 4200 S. LSD

Park: Burnham Park

Park: (773) 285-7099

Descriptors: Outdoor, Sculpture, Temporary, Gathering Space

Awarded: 2015

Installation Duration: Spring 2016 - Fall 2019

Artist: Fo Wilson, Norman Teague - Bronzeville Community Development Partnership (Bronzeville)

Non-Profit Partner: Bronzeville Community Development Partnership (Bronzeville)

Tribute to Freedom and Water Wall

Tribute to Freedom and Water Wall

Location Notes: North Entrance to Soldier Field

Park: Burnham Park

Park: (773) 285-7099

Descriptors: Outdoor, Sculptural Fountain

Artwork Installed: 2003

Artist: Anna Koh Varilla and Jeffrey Hanson Varilla

You Are Beautiful

You Are Beautiful

Location Notes: LSD @ 39th infront of CPD Yard/brick wall

Park: Burnham Park

Park: (773) 285-7099

Descriptors: Outdoor, Sculpture, Temporary

Artwork Created: 2013

Installation Duration: Winter 2014 - Winter 2016

Artist: Matthew Hoffman

Medium: Large Fiber Panels

Ark

Ark

Location Notes: Calumet Park Cultural Center

Park: Calumet Park

Park: (312) 747-6039

Descriptors: Outdoor, Sculpture, Temporary

Artwork Created: 2000

Installation Duration: Winter 2014 - Winter 2016

Artist: Arvanetes, Andrew

Medium: Steel

Bas-Relief Panels

Bas-Relief Panels

Location Notes: Exterior facade of field house

Park: Calumet Park

Park: (312) 747-6039

Descriptors: Outdoor, Sculpture

Artwork Created: 1926

Artist: Frederick Cleveland Hibbard (1881–1950)

Illinois Heritage Series

Illinois Heritage Series

Location Notes: Upstairs assembly hall/gymnasium

Park: Calumet Park

Park: (312) 747-6039

Descriptors: Indoor, Mural

Artwork Created: 1927–29

Artist: Thomas C. Lea III (Tom Lea) (1907–2001)

Common Threads

Common Threads

Location Notes: Field house exterior

Park: Chase Park

Park: (312) 742-7518

Descriptors: Outdoor, Mosaic or Ceramic

Artwork Created: 2012

Artist: Kamelia Hristeva and Anna Soltys, Green Star Movement

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