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Outdoor art in chicago:a must see for any tourist

By Carol Moore Subscribe to RSS | December 10th 2011 | Views:
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Outdoor art in chicago is known to be the best in the United States, attracting art enthusiasts from all parts of the world. Chicago, the largest state in Illinois, is the third most populous city in the United States and is particularly famous for its theater and visual arts. Many outdoor works of art are created by some of the most famous and prominent artists to be known including Joan Miró, Pablo Picasso, Jean DuBuffet, Alexander Calder among many others.

If you’re visiting Chicago, do not miss out on the opportunity to take a walking tour of the city to view some of the best outdoor artworks. Taking the walking tour of chicago art should not consume too much time and finding the art spots is quite simple.

Having a map handy will prove useful and will also make your tour shorter. Walk along Randolph Street to find the Picasso artwork. Right across the street is Van Buren where you can the Miro piece of art. The ease of navigation is what makes viewing public art in chicago so interesting, as your enthusiasm remains with you all through your tour. Next stop is Millennium Park, also titled the home of ‘Cloud Gate.’ Cloud Gate is a famous sculpture that comprises of stainless steel plates and is also home to the Millennium Monuments.

Next up is the Marc Chagall sculpture ‘Four Seasons,’ which you will find as you walk down to Clark and Monroe Street. One block south of the location of Chagall’s sculpture, in Chicago’s Federal Plaza, lies ‘The Flamingo,’ a famous 53 foot sculpture by Alexander Calder.

From Michigan Avenue to 401 N. Michigan is a chrome sculpture titled ‘The Moose.’ The sculpture was made from chrome bumpers by John Kearney between 2002 and 2003. Not too far from the Art Institute of Chicago is the popular CowParade bronze casting located in Michigan. At the Art Institute’s entrance stairs are the famous bronze lions and in the courtyard, you will find Calder’s ‘Flying Dragon.’

If you have trouble finding the chicago art locations, you could approach locals for directions. However, be ready to dedicate an entire day for your tour if you really want to feast your eyes on the various works of art.

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