‘Chicago Monumental’ Shines Light on City’s Public Art
You’ve heard Chicago described as the City of Big Shoulders and the City of Neighborhoods. Writer and photographer Larry Broutman offers yet another nickname: the City of Monuments. His book “Chicago Monumental” highlights more than 250 monuments, fountains, memorials and statues in the city. Proceeds from the book will be donated to Chicago Lighthouse for the Blind and Access Living.
Broutman joins us in discussion.
May 31: “Chicago’s Fabulous Fountains” details the history and curiosities behind some of the city’s aquatic art, from politically induced mischief to true crime stories.
May 10: Geoffrey Baer explores an eccentric architect’s wacky proposal for the World’s Fair.
March 30: This week, a significant work by artist Alexander Calder was dismantled from the lobby of the Willis Tower and is being moved into storage. Ward Miller of Preservation Chicago says a second major Calder work may also be in danger of disappearing.