Monday’s Monument: Play for Peace, Chicago, IL

Monday’s Monument: Play for Peace, Chicago, IL

Installed in September, 2018 by artist Jeffrey Breslow outside his studio in Chicago’s Fulton Market, this 13 foot by 12 foot metal sculpture features nine colorful life-size silhouettes of kids at play. The children symbolize hope for a peaceful world. The text...
Monday’s Monument: Haymarket Memorial, Chicago, Illinois

Monday’s Monument: Haymarket Memorial, Chicago, Illinois

This statue in Haymarket square is the culmination of more than a century grappling with the meaning of the Haymarket Riot. On May 4, 1886, a labor rally near Chicago’s Haymarket Square turned into a riot after someone threw a bomb at police. At least eleven people...
Monday’s Monument: Louis Pasteur Statue, Chicago, IL

Monday’s Monument: Louis Pasteur Statue, Chicago, IL

Across the street from the Old Cook County Hospital stands a statue of Louis Pasteur, the Frenchman remembered for his breakthroughs in the causes and prevention of diseases and the discovery of of the principles of vaccination, microbial fermentation and...