Join artist and educator Juarez Hawkins for a lively historical tour of the murals along the Metra underpasses linking Hyde Park Boulevard and Cornell Avenue in Hyde Park, one of the city’s most engaging neighborhoods. Take a close look at public art that tells distinctive stories about Chicago and its history, including Astrid Fuller’s Spirit of Hyde Park (1973) and William Walker’s Children of Goodwill (1977). We’ll also touch on the issues surrounding content, restoration, and reinterpretation.

Tour runs 1.5 to 2 hours. Meet at the Pepperland Apartment building, 1509–1517 E. 57th Street, adjacent to the 57th Street Metra Stop.

$25, $22.50 members

Events-Walking Tour-Hyde Park Viaduct Detail from Under City Stone (1972) by Caryl Yasko. Photograph by CHM Staff
Hyde Park’s newest mural, The Spirit of Hyde Park, is completed under the guidance of artist Astrid Fuller The Spirit of Hyde Park (1973). The mural was designed by Astrid Fuller, and sits under the Metra tracks at 57th Street and Lake Park Ave., Chicago. November 13, 1973. ST-19030924-0013, Chicago Sun-Times collection, CHM
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