Chicago Sculpture Exhibit

Looking for a safe, distanced art experience?

The Chicago Sculpture Exhibit offers a richly rewarding experience, inherently appropriate to meet these times.

Every facet of our lives has been affected this year. This includes the current Chicago Sculpture Exhibit, which saw a four-month delay in installing sculptures this year.

Founded in 2001, CSE was first imagined to enhance and enrich the neighborhood by publicly exhibiting works of local sculptors. Over the past 19 years, the program has grown from eight sculptures to more than 50 sculptures in 2020.

Today, artists from around the country participate in this annual effort to bring art to people in their everyday life. Midwestern artists are joined by artists from around the country to present large-scale sculptures perfect for viewing from any distance that feels appropriate. The artists represented have long histories of creating stunning, thoughtful and/or whimsical sculptures.

All the sculptures in the CSE exhibit are located outdoors, where they are on tempo- rary display for one year. The Chicago Sculpture Exhibit is happy to provide informa- tion to anyone interested in learning more about the artists, a particular sculpture in the Exhibit, or purchasing a sculpture. Many of the artists also work in other media and can scale to size if current sculptures are too large for personal consideration.

The Chicago Sculpture Exhibit, an Illinois not-for-profit corporation, is funded by charitable contributions from both the private and public sectors.

Whether you make a plan to visit all 54 sculptures or simply find yourself in front of one while venturing outdoors, we hope you enjoy this opportunity to embrace art on your own terms.

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