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...
Monday’s Monument: Peace Memorial, Urbana, Illinois

Monday’s Monument: Peace Memorial, Urbana, Illinois

In 1968, the University of Illinois’ classes of 1918 and 1919 requested Donald J. Molnar, who was a campus landscape architect at the time, to build a memorial commemorating the 50th anniversary of the end of World War I. He envisioned a fountain and a statue in the...
Monday’s Monument: Hands of Peace, Chicago, IL

Monday’s Monument: Hands of Peace, Chicago, IL

Israeli artist Henri Azaz’s abstract bronze work adorns the front of the Chicago Loop Synagogue, on S. Clark Street, above the door. Stylized hands in prayer, palms down, are featured in front of a blessing from the Bible’s Book of Numbers in both Hebrew and...