Please note, the Modern by Design exhibition is temporarily closed for repairs and will reopen on April 27 More


Picasso’s Gift to Chicago

Posted under Stories by Petra Slinkard

“What is strange to us today will be familiar to us tomorrow.”—Mayor Richard J. Daley On this day in 1967 at 11:00 a.m., about 50,000 Chicagoans gathered in Civic Center Plaza, now Richard J. Daley Plaza, for the dedication of the first public art work commissioned by the city. Its story, as stated in the More

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