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Chicago Parks Old and New Bus Tour

This bus tour, held in conjunction with Art Design Chicago, explores significant park artworks and landscape designs representing many fascinating eras. Features include The Alarm, one of the oldest public sculptures in Chicago, an 1884 memorial to the Ottawa Indians. The tour explores two artworks honoring John Peter Altgeld — a 1915 monument by sculptor Gutzon Borglum of Mount Rushmore fame, and a 1989 abstract sculpture by acclaimed Chicago artist Richard Hunt. Louise Bourgeois’ tribute to Jane Addams, Helping Hands will be another contemporary artwork included on the tour. Visits to Humboldt and Garfield Parks will highlight the work of Jens Jensen, dean of Prairie style landscape architecture. Lunch is included. Registration is required.

Pick-up and drop-off on Upper E Randolph Street at S Columbus Drive (north side of Millennium Park). 

Image: Helping Hands, a tribute to Jane Addams, in Chicago Women’s Park and Gardens.

Registration opens March 1 at


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