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Hyde Park Public Art (5 of 5)

Hyde Park Public Art (5 of 5)
The Spirit of Hyde Park, 2010. Hyde Park, Chicago, IL. (Photo credit: Zachary Johnson) In a recent phone conversation, Olivia Gude of the Chicago Public Art Group (CPAG) expressed her opinion that when a site-specific piece of art needs repair, Americans take on an “either/or” mentality. The piece will either be restored or destroyed. In older areas of the world, a third alternative has been commonplace... 

Hyde Park Public Art (3 of 5)

Hyde Park Public Art (3 of 5)
Chicago Public Art Group, Reaching Back, Moving Forward, Lest We Forget the Song of 47th Street, 2011. Mosaic, Hyde Park, Chicago, IL. (photo credit: Zachary Johnson) Hyde Park’s two newest public art pieces peer at each other from underneath the underpass at 47th and Lake Park Boulevard. Though their style and media differ, they both speak to the experience of living in Hyde Park and Kenwood. The... 

Hyde Park Public Art (2 of 5)

Hyde Park Public Art (2 of 5)
Olivia Gude, Where are you coming from...where are you going, 1992. Hyde Park, Chicago, IL. (Photo Credit: Zachary Johnson) “Where are you coming from?” “Where are you going?” In 1991, Olivia Gude, an avid muralist, stood outside the 56th Street Metra station with a tape recorder asking these questions to people who passed by. As one might think, she came up with a wide variety of answers.... 
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