Sunday, August 25, 2019

A Day of Icons --- Day 8/142

Walk: Chicago Art Institute, River Walk
Distance:  4-5 Miles

The Art Institute lions are modeled on African lions, made larger than life. Since their installation, they have become icons not only of the museum but also Chicago itself, donning the hats or helmets of the city’s various sports teams and festive wreaths during the holiday season. They “speak” to passersby who scan the QR code near them with a smart phone, in the voices of actors Mandy Patinkin and Tracy Letts, plus they even have their own Twitter account– and one may even be running for mayor!

George Seurat, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, 1884-86, o/c, 6' 10" x 10' 1"

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