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Art in the Parks: Washington Park Walking Tour

Chicago Parks Foundation
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Sep 15 1:00PM - 3:00PM

Chicago Parks Foundation presents
The2018 Art in the Parks Tour Series

In partnership withArt Design Chicagoand theTerra Foundation for American Art, the Chicago Parks Foundation presents a specialeight-part tour seriescelebrating Chicago's rich tradition of public artwork in our parks. Led by historian Julia S. Bachrach, author ofThe City in a Garden: A History of Chicago's Parks.

Chicagos Washington Park is an artwork in itself, designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, the Father of American Landscape Architecture and originally laid out in 1871. This tour explores the landscape history and public artworks of the greenspace including Lorado Taft'sFountain of Timeand Albin Polasek'sGotthold Ephraim Lessing Monument. This tour also coincides withCelebrating South Side Stories, a day-long festival of art, music, and film taking place at the DuSable Museum of African American History on the same day.

Tour starts at the Washington Park Refectory, 5531 S Russell Drive. End at the Du Sable Museum, 740 E 56thPlace.Involves moderate walking to multiple sites - comfortable shoes recommended.

Questions? Contact (312) 742-4781 or info@chicagoparksfoundation.org.

This tour series is a part of Art Design Chicago, an exploration of Chicago's art and design legacy, an initiative of the Terra Foundation for American Art with presenting partner The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation. This tour series is funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art.

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