Chicago: On Beans and Dumplings

Cranbrook Sightings Blog

CRANBROOK SIGHTING #8 Sighter: Chad Alligood Sighted: Jun Kaneko, Dango sculptures Location: Millennium Park, Chicago, IL Date:  May 26, 2013 I spent the recent Memorial Day holiday in the Chicago area, seeing several awesome things for the first time: the Bean, Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House, and the Art Institute of Chicago among many others. As I traipsed through Millennium Park on my way to the AIC, frankly giddy at the prospect of viewing Grant Wood’s American Gothic, I stopped cold in my tracks, captivated by a series of large-scale ceramic sculptures that looked vaguely like giant ice-cream pops. Thinking that perhaps these were the work of famed Cranbrook alum Toshiko Takaezu, I hopped the metal barrier to snap a couple of pictures (the open-air exhibition was closed that day for some reason; in the far distance of the image above, you can see the figure of the guard who yelled at me). The surfaces ...

Tagged: Chad Alligood, Chicago, Cranbrook Sightings, Dango sculptures, IL, Jun Kaneko, Millennium Park, Sculpture

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