Public Art on Chicago's West Side

These diverse public art works are scattered inside and outside of buildings on Chicago's West Side. All are from the City of Chicago's vast and growing Public Art collection. They are not in walking distance of each other. But if you happen to be driving in the area, stop and take a look. The City does have a private bus tour you can go on, led by a knowledgeable staff member. However the tours only run during the summer – Memorial Day to Labor Day. For more info and locations of Public Art in Chicago neighborhoods, go to (You can also download the public art guide from the site.)

Floating Family, 1995, Elizabeth Catlett (Carved wood)
Knowledge and Wonder – 1995, Kerry James Marshall (Acrylic on paper & canvas)
Location: Leigler Branch Library – 115 S. Pulaski Rd.

Family Mosaics, 2005, Brook Collins (15 Black & White photos)
LaFollette Park and Selma March, 2005, Melvin King (2 Acrylic paintings)
Location: Austin Senior Satellite Center – 5071 W. Congress Pkwy.

E Pluribus Unum Series – 2004-2005, Kymberli Johnson (3-piece ensemble: Terrazzo floor, sculpture, painting)
Location: Marquette Park/10th District Police Station Lobby – 3315 W. Ogden Ave.

Commune 1 & Commune 2 – 2005, Trish Williams (Textile/mixed media)
Panopia – 2005, Kristin Jones & Andrew Ginzel (Aluminum & mirrors)
Location: Austin/15th District Police Station Lobby – 5701 W. Madison St.

PYXIS – 1981, Bruce White (Enameled aluminum sculpture)
Location: Garfield Ridge/4th District Fire Station Lawn – 4900 W. Chicago Ave.
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