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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Clarence Buckingham Memorial Fountain

Clarence Buckingham Memorial Fountain

Location: 301 S. Columbus Dr.

Location Notes: Between S. Columbus Drive and S. Lake Shore Drive on axis with E. Congress Parkway

Park: Grant Park

Park: (312) 742-3918

Descriptors: Outdoor, Sculptural Fountain

Artwork Installed: 1927

Artist : Marcel Francois Loyau

Other Designer : Edward Bennett (Bennett, Parsons and Frost), architect; Jacques H. Lambert, engineer

Core-loc Armoring Devices

Core-loc Armoring Devices

Location Notes: Just west of DuSable Harbor

Park: Grant Park

Park: (312) 742-3918

Descriptors: Outdoor, Object

Artwork Installed: 2000

Artist: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Cubi VII

Cubi VII

Location Notes: Stanley McCormick Memorial Court north of the Art Institute of Chicago

Park: Grant Park

Park: (312) 742-3918

Descriptors: Outdoor, Sculpture

Artwork Installed: 1963

Artist: David Smith

Eagle Fountains

Eagle Fountains

Location Notes: Congress Plaza, east of S. Michigan Avenue at E. Congress Parkway

Park: Grant Park

Park: (312) 742-3918

Descriptors: Outdoor, Sculpture

Artwork Installed: 1931

Artist: Frederick Cleveland Hibbard (1881–1950)

Equestrian Indians

Equestrian Indians

Location Notes: Congress Plaza, east of S. Michigan Avenue at E. Congress Parkway

Park: Grant Park

Park: (312) 742-3918

Descriptors: Outdoor, Sculpture

Artwork Alternative Title: The Bowman and The Spearman

Artwork Installed: 1928

Artist: Ivan Mestrovic

Flying Dragon

Flying Dragon

Location Notes: Stanley McCormick Memorial Court, north of the Art Institute of Chicago

Park: Grant Park

Park: (312) 742-3918

Descriptors: Outdoor, Sculpture

Artwork Created: 1975

Artwork Installed: 1991

Artist: Alexander Calder

Fountain Figures

Fountain Figures

Location Notes: One pair north and one pair south of Clarence Buckingham Memorial Fountain

Park: Grant Park

Park: (312) 742-3918

Descriptors: Outdoor, Sculpture

Artwork Alternative Title: Crane Girl, Fisher Boy, Turtle Boy, Dove Girl

Artwork Created: 1908

Artwork Installed: 1964

Artwork Recast or Relocated: 1910

Artwork Relocated: 1964

Fountain of the Great Lakes

Fountain of the Great Lakes

Location Notes: South Garden of the Art Institute of Chicago

Park: Grant Park

Park: (312) 742-3918

Descriptors: Outdoor, Sculptural Fountain

Artwork Alternative Title: Spirit of the Great Lakes

Artwork Installed: 1913

Artwork Relocated: 1963

Artist: Lorado Taft

Featured in Statue Stories Chicago

Notice Valid From: 3/14/2016 - 8/31/2018

Habakuk (homage to Max Ernst)

Habakuk (homage to Max Ernst)

Location Notes: MPC North of Roosevelt Berm-E of LSD

Park: Grant Park

Park: (312) 742-3918

Descriptors: Outdoor, Sculpture, Temporary

Installation Duration: Fall 2015 - Fall 2016

Artwork Created: 2014

Artist: Ewerdt Hilgeman

Medium: Stainless steel

Ideas of Stone - Elm

Ideas of Stone - Elm

Location Notes: Field Museum lawn NW corner at underpass

Park: Grant Park

Park: (312) 742-3918

Descriptors: Outdoor, Sculpture, Temporary

Alternative Title: Idee di pietra - Olmo

Artwork Created: 2008

Installation Duration: Summer 2015 – Fall 2016

Artist: Guiseppe Penone

Medium: Bronze/Stone

Idee di pietra - Olmo

Idee di pietra - Olmo

Location Notes: Museum Park Campus-E of Pedway Plaza

Park: Grant Park

Park: (312) 742-3918

Descriptors: Outdoor, Sculpture, Temporary

Artwork Created: 2008

Installation Duration: Fall 2015 - Fall 2016

Artist: Guiseppe Penone

Medium: Bronze. Stone

John Alexander Logan Monument

John Alexander Logan Monument

Location Notes: East of S. Michigan Ave. at E. 9th Street

Park: Grant Park

Park: (312) 742-3918

Descriptors: Outdoor, Sculpture

Artwork Installed: 1897

Artist: Augustus Saint-Gaudens and Alexander Phimister Proctor

Joseph Rosenberg Fountain

Joseph Rosenberg Fountain

Location Notes: East of S. Michigan Ave. at E. 11th Street

Park: Grant Park

Park: (312) 742-3918

Descriptors: Outdoor, Sculptural Fountain

Artwork Alternative Title: Hebe

Artwork Installed: 1893

Artist: Franz Machtl

Other Designer: Bauer and Hill, architects

Featured in Statue Stories Chicago

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

Large Interior Form

Large Interior Form

Location Notes: Stanley McCormick Memorial Court, north of the Art Institute of Chicago

Park: Grant Park

Park: (312) 742-3918

Descriptors: Outdoor, Sculpture

Artwork Created: 1982

Artwork Installed: 1983

Artist: Henry Moore

Lions

Lions

Location Notes: East of S. Michigan Avenue at E. Adams Street, flanking entrance to the Art Institute of Chicago

Park: Grant Park

Park: (312) 742-3918

Descriptors: Outdoor, Sculpture

Artwork Created: 1893

Artwork Installed: 1894

Artist: Edward Kemeys

Featured in Statue Stories Chicago

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

Magdalene

Magdalene

Location Notes: Congress Plaza, east of S. Michigan Avenue at E. Congress Parkway

Park: Grant Park

Park: (312) 742-3918

Descriptors: Outdoor, Sculpture

Artwork Installed: 2005

Artist: Dessa Kirk

Magma

Magma

Location Notes: South of Queen's Landing

Park: Grant Park

Park: (312) 742-3918

Descriptors: Outdoor, Sculpture, Temporary

Artwork Created: 2008

Artist: Mark di Suvero

Medium: Steel

Man with Fish

Man with Fish

Location Notes: Southwest of the entrance to Shedd Aquarium

Park: Grant Park

Park: (312) 742-3918

Descriptors: Outdoor, Sculptural Fountain

Artwork Installed: 2001

Artist: Stephan Balkenhol

Featured in Statue Stories Chicago

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

Marker #1

Marker #1

Location Notes: Queen's Landing, upper plaza

Park: Grant Park

Park: (312) 742-3918

Descriptors: Outdoor, Sculpture, Temporary

Artwork Created: 2009

Installation Duration: Summer 2015 - Summer 2016

Artist: Mel Kendrick

Medium: Precast Concrete

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