Get an Insider’s View of Hyde Park
The Art-Lovers Community
University Park, IL (February 24, 2016): Hyde Park is the quintessential arts community. Known for its acclaimed museums and dynamic neighborhood centers, Hyde Park is a haven for artists, curators and casual connoisseurs.
Peter Slevin, Washington Post staff writer has said that "Hyde Park is all about the mix." Get an insider’s view of this vibrant destination on Saturday, April 16 on an all-day tour with Governors State University’s Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park Director Geoff Bates.
The tour will focus on exploring significant works of sculpture and design. The chartered bus tour, “Hyde Park: Public & Private,” runs from 8:30 – 5:45 and includes:
• A Visit to the Hyde Park Art Center, featuring exhibits “Who Cares for the Sky?” and “Rodrigo Lara Zendejas’ La Paz”
• A visit to University of Chicago’s Smart Museum
• Lunch at The Currency Exchange Café
• A Tour of Theaster Gates most recent project, the celebrated Stony Island Arts Bank
• A visit to Chicago master sculptor Lorado Taft’s Fountain of Time sculpture
The day will conclude with a wine reception at the home of retired professor and collector Dan Parker, who will share insights on his private collection of African and African-American art.
The all-inclusive fee for the tour is $125, and seating is limited. Reservations for the tour can be made by contacting 708.235-7559. Chicago residents who are interested in joining the group in Hyde Park will be provided with directions for meeting the bus when they make their reservations.
The Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park at Governors State University presents important artwork by a variety of nationally and internationally recognized sculptors. Thirty-two large-scale works are currently sited across over 100 acres of prairie landscape and are accessible to the public free-of-charge from dawn to dusk, 365 days a year. For more information about the park and its programs, visit our website at www.govst.edu/sculpture.
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