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Building Public Art and Public Spaces: The Chicago Picasso and Its Legacy

May 1, 2013
Fullerton Hall
$5 students, $10 A&D Society members, $15 general public

From the city’s embrace of the monumental Picasso sculpture in Daley Plaza to the rich landscape of Millennium Park, Chicago is renowned for the dynamic interaction of its architecture, public art, and landscape design. This panel discussion brings together experts to discuss historical and contemporary views on urbanism and public art, partnerships between architects and artists for important site-specific projects, and the city’s role in shaping the public spaces of the future.

Panelists include Stephanie D'Alessandro, Gary C. and Frances Comer Curator of Modern Art, The Art Institute of Chicago; Julie Burros, director of cultural planning at the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs; Fred C.T. Lo, retired associate partner, and Richard F. Tomlinson II, managing partner, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill; Mark Sexton, principal, Krueck+Sexton Architects; and Dan Peterman, associate professor of studio arts, University of Illinois at Chicago. The event is moderated by Alison Fisher, the Harold and Margot Schiff Assistant Curator in the Department of Architecture and Design at the Art Institute of Chicago.

Purchase tickets now.
$5 students with valid ID
$10 Architecture & Design Society members
$15 general public

Please use the Michigan Avenue entrance.

The Architecture & Design Society gratefully acknowledges the ongoing support of Park Hyatt Chicago. This event is sponsored by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP.


Pablo Picasso's sculpture for the Richard J. Daley Center Plaza, c. 1967. Photo courtesy of SOM | Ezra Stoller. © ESTO.

Art © 2013 Estate of Pablo Picasso / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.