Jean-Luc Mylayne: The Millennium Park Chapel

May 22–December 31, 2015

Millennium Park, Lurie Garden East Walkway

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 Jean-Luc Mylayne: The Millennium Park Chapel

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French artist Jean-Luc Mylayne, acclaimed for his enigmatic color photographs of birds, has created a temporary Chapel building with a 30-foot photo mural on its ceiling. In a hushed and darkened space, these brilliantly lit images show a sparrow, miraculously perched on the exact corner of a square roof, seemingly just over our heads. The pavilion accompanies a new exhibition of photographs by Mylayne at the Art Institute of Chicago (May 22–August 23, 111 S. Michigan Ave.) and The Arts Club of Chicago (May 22–August 13, 201 E. Ontario St.). 


Exhibit Events

The Air We Breathe

June 26-Aug. 21, 6pm

Join us for this series of sound performances by Chicago artists all working with breath to create a sonic landscape to complement Jean-Luc Mylayne’s experience of breathing with a bird in order to photograph it. 

Performances begin promptly at 6pm. Arrive early so you don't miss it—like a breath! Performances range from 5–20 minutes.

Performances in the series:

  • Friday, June 26: Claire Chase
  • Friday, July 3: Alejandro Acierto
  • Friday, July 17: Douglas Ewart
  • Friday, July 24: Graham Stephenson
  • Friday, August 7: Carol Genetti
  • Friday, August 14: Katherine Young
  • Friday, August 21: Nomi Epstein and Kenn Kumpf

Fancy Flying Feet

June 27, 11am-2pm

Under the watchful gaze of the sparrows perched in Jean-Luc Mylayne’s chapel, children will create fantastic flying feet by designing high-flying felt wings for their sneakers!

All materials provided. Activities are best for kids ages 4–12, accompanied by an adult.

Presented with the Smart Museum of Art

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