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Chicago Parks: Prairie Style and Public Sculptures

Historian Julia Bachrach will lead this tour featuring significant landscapes, architecture, and artworks in Lincoln and Humboldt Parks. Sculptural highlights include:  Augustus Saint-Gaudens’s Standing Lincoln, Altgeld Monument by Gutzon Borglum, who also created the Presidential Memorial at Mount Rushmore; and a pair of bronze Bison produced by the sculptor of the Art Institute Lions, Edward Kemeys. On this tour, you will also learn about how Danish immigrant Jens Jensen experimented with Prairie style philosophies in Humboldt Park, and explore Alfred Caldwell’s Lily Pool, one of the nation’s few Prairie style landscapes to be designated as a National Historic Landmark.

Earlier Event: September 12
Chicago’s Great Park Legacy
Later Event: September 14
Famous Chicago Women Exhibit Dedication