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Chicago Is an Open-Air Art Gallery

In a hot summer day, I arrived to Chicago. I fell in love with the city immediately. What I admired first was the mélange of super modern steel and glass skyscrapers and stone edifices built in the beginning of the 20th century.

What I found next was that Chicago is like an open-air art gallery. Sculptures and art installations by word renowned artists at almost all main squares and streets downtown Chicago kept me excited and charmed. At Daley Plaza, I saw the Chicago Picasso – a sculpture made by Picasso as a gift to the city in 1967.


Two blocks to the west, another great artist, Joan Miro, has challenged the formal city environment by his provocative sculpture with an unexpected name, “The Sun, the Moon, and One Star”.


In the North Garden of the Art Institute of Chicago, I came across the bronze sculpture created by Sir Henry Moore.

Even in the financial part of the city art reigns. Amazing mosaic called “Four Seasons” by Marc Chagall makes anyone passing by to start thinking about other values than money.


I do believe that Friends of Chicago Foundation will provide new opportunities for many Bulgarians to visit this striking city. Undoubtedly, they will enjoy the magnificent architecture and art as well as the unparallel Chicago hospitality.


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