A month ago, I announced that Jane’s Walk Chicago and Friends of Downtown would be offering a Dearborn Street Jane’s Walk as a Biennial program in November. Knowing that the optimum experience of such a Walk is based on having a more intimate group of participants, we “sold out” – or reached maximum capacity – for that event within 5 days.
So I’m very pleased to announce that we will be offering a second iteration of the Dearborn Walk on Sunday, December 3 from 1 to 3. From Jenney, Burnham, Calder and Mies, Picasso to Chagall and Roche-Dinkeloo, Dearborn Street between Congress Parkway and Wacker Drive offers more important architectural diversity and major public sculpture than any other street in the United States. This walk encompasses all of these architectural and artistic ideas.,
During this Walk, participants will not only see the development of tall buildings in Chicago’s Loop, they will understand how they came to be in this seemingly unsuitable place. They will also see an array of public sculpture from the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s on specifically designed open spaces in a tight urban setting like nowhere else in the United States. Participants will see the finest mosaic from the 1890s in a lobby in the US… and all of these visual wonders will be set in a context of urban cultural history.
Once again, you can register here.
Secondly, we’re thrilled to congratulate one of our 2016 Walk Leaders on being named a 2017 MacArthur Fellow: Rami Nashashibi, Executive Director of the Inner-City Muslim Action Network. We hope to collaborate with Rami again in the future!