Art and Architecture, Chicago, History

Millennium Park’s "Bean" sculpture dedication

jacket imageThe Chicago Tribune reports that Millennium Park’s popular Cloud Gate sculpture (also known as “the Bean”) is set to be dedicated on May 15 at 11 a.m. The dedication ceremony will feature Cloud Gate sculptor Anish Kapoor, Chicago First Lady Maggie Daley, and music by jazz artist Orbert Davis.
This June, the University of Chicago Press will publish Timothy J. Gilfoyle’s Millennium Park: Creating a Chicago Landmark. Part park, part outdoor art museum, part cultural center, and part performance space, Millennium Park is now an unprecedented combination of distinctive architecture, monumental sculpture, and innovative landscaping. Gilfoyle’s thoroughly readable and lavishly illustrated history of Millennium Park is a wonderful testament to this twenty-first century landmark.