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Chicago Loop's Public Art Guide

Posted  4 years ago  in  Arts and Culture, Trending

2 MIN READ - Like an outdoor museum, the Chicago Loop is host to a stellar public art collection. It’s no surprise the arts in the Loop is a major economic driver, bringing $2.25 billion in revenue each year to the area and the city. Use this guide to take a tour of the Loop’s eye candies.


Agora, artist Magdalena Abakanowicz's largest permanent installation, is a public art piece inspired by World War II and the 45 years of Soviet domination that followed.

Buckingham Fountain

Buckingham Fountain is a stunning sculptural fountain in Grant Park. During display, a center jet shoots water to a height of 150 feet into the air.

Cloud Gate

Affectionately called "The Bean," Artist Anish Kapoor's Cloud Gate is one of Chicago's most iconic landmarks and public art pieces.

Crown Fountain

Crown Fountain is a public art piece in Millennium Park consisting of video images of Chicagoans' faces and a fountain kids love to play in.

The Lions at the Art Institute of Chicago

The Lions at the Art Institute of Chicago are the art museum's iconic guardians — and they're always ready for a selfie.

Marc Chagall’s The Four Seasons

Composed of thousands of inlaid chips in more than 250 colors, Marc Chagall’s mosaic artwork portrays six vivid scenes of Chicago.

Momentum with Standing Beast

Unveiled in 1984 by Artist Dubuffet, Monument with Standing Beast is a 29-foot-tall fiberglass sculpture that weighs more than 10 tons.

Muddy Waters Mural

Completed in 2016, Chicago blues legend Muddy Waters is honored in this colorful mural on State Street, “That Great Street.”

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