Date & Time: From Jan 11, 2020 9:00 AM - Feb 09, 2020 5:00 PM


300 N. Central Park Ave.
Chicago, IL 60624

Fee: $0.00

Age Range: All Ages

Categories: Art Exhibit Night Out in the Parks


A Genius of the Spot features figurative sculptures made by Ava Carney during her residency at the Athletic Field Park Ceramic Studio. Artist’s Statement: “When I visited the Garfield Park Conservatory, I was struck by a quote from Lorado Taft displayed at the entrance to the Fern Room. It reads, ‘I wish that every small park and playground might have its fit sculptural adornment — a kindly genius of the spot.’ Here, genius is used in its older Latin form, meaning ‘attendant spirit’. Guided by this idea, it is my hope that the figures I have created embody the ‘spirit of the place’, so to speak, and do their part in capturing the wonder of the ancient fern garden.” Add to Calendar 2020-01-11 09:00:00 2020-02-09 17:00:00 Genius of the Spot ArtInstallation Th-Tu at Garfield Conserv Garfield Park Conservatory Chicago Park District America/Chicago public