Murals & Monuments

Murals + Monuments.

Murals & Monuments

Chicago, Illinois 60614, United States

Created By: IIT

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Bronzeville is a historic neighborhood in Chicago. Between 1910 and 1920, many African-American workers migrated to Chicago to escape the oppressive conditions of living in the south. This is, of course, commonly referred to as the "Great Migration." Bronzeville was the neighborhood that many of these black Americans settled in during this time, holding hopes for a better life in the city.


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Alison Saar’s bronze figure is a testament to the thousands of African Americans who migrated to Chicago in the early 20th century in search of greater freedom and opportunity. The traveler’s hand is raised in salutation to his new hom... Read more
Erected in 1927, the Victory Monument, created by John A. Nyden with additions by sculptor Leonard Crunelle. It was built to honor the Eighth Regiment of the Illinois National Guard, an African-American unit that served in France during Wor... Read more
The Light of Truth Ida B. Wells National Monument by sculptor Richard Hunt is located in the Bronzeville neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago. Wikipedia ...
The Rev. Sidda Webber’s 1995 mural “Have A Dream” at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and 40th Street spotlights the civil rights leader and his famous “I Have A Dream” speech. Robert Herguth / Sun-Times “His work was done insti... Read more
“Earth Is Not Our Home,” created in 1981 on the west side of the street, features abstract figures in blue, purple, orange and green surrounding the focal point of a Native American man in a gold headdress.- Source ...
This dynamic, augmented reality (AR)- enhanced mural utilizes public art to celebrate the rich history of Bronzeville and explore the ways innovation in the present and future can help us mitigate the effects of climate change. Local artist... Read more
Location: The Historic Rosenwald Apartments, Chicago IL Between 46th and 47th Street, Wabash and Michigan Ave Project Description: ​The Sankofa is a mythical bird that flies forward while looking backward with an egg symbolizing the futur... Read more
Recipients of the 2021 Abbey Mural Prize. Funded by National Academy of Design / Edwin Austin Abbey Memorial Trust Fund for Mural Painting, National Endowment of the Arts, and Chicago Housing Authority. Bernard Williams and Damon Lamar Reed... Read more


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