Your Summer Guide to Exploring Chicago's Outdoor Public Art

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Your Summer Guide to Exploring Chicago's Outdoor Public Art

Chicago is home to multiple art museums featuring world-renowned works, but some of the city’s most notable pieces are not confined within the walls of any building. Rather, the city itself serves as an open-air museum where a variety of public artworks are on display and scattered amongst Chicago’s parks and plazas. Summer is the perfect season to explore the city’s free art, which includes works by Pablo Picasso, Anish Kapoor and Marc Chagall, to name a few. This week’s Bucket List is your guide to exploring Chicago’s outdoor public art from Cloud Gate to the Flamingo.


Paste Travel’s Bucket List columnist Lauren Kilberg is a Chicago-based freelance writer. Her travels have found her camping near the Pakistani border of India and conquering volcanoes in the Philippines.