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“When we call the Earth by way of distinction a planet and the Moon a satellite, we should consider whether we do not, in a certain sense, mistake the matter. Perhaps - and not unlikely - the Moon is the planet and the Earth the satellite! Are we not a larger moon to the Moon, than she is to us?” by Christine Tarkowski (Photo by Georgia Hampton)“When we call the Earth by way of distinction a planet and the Moon a satellite, we should consider whether we do not, in a certain sense, mistake the matter. Perhaps - and not unlikely - the Moon is the planet and the Earth the satellite! Are we not a larger moon to the Moon, than she is to us?” by Christine Tarkowski

Through April 2022

Boeing Gallery South

Christine Tarkowski is a Chicago-based artist who works in a variety of mediums including sculpture, printed matter, photography and song. Her works range in scale from the ordinary to the monumental. Equally variable is her scope of production which incorporates the making of permanent architectural structures, cast models, textile yardage and temporary printed ephemera


Screenhouse by Edra Soto (Photo by Georgia Hampton)Screenhouse by Edra Soto

Through April 2022

Boeing Gallery North

Constructed from approximately 400 charcoal-hued, 12-inch cast concrete blocks, the 10-foot high pavilion-like structure comes out of an ongoing series exploring symbolic transplants of iron grills and decorative concrete screen blocks found throughout the Caribbean and the American South. These decorative screens, known as rejas and quiebrasoles, are ubiquitous in Soto’s birthplace in Puerto Rico.


Past Exhibitions


Requiem: A White WandererRequiem: A White Wanderer

Luftwerk in collaboration with Katherine Young

January 31–February 2, 2020


Jay Pritzker Pavilion

Requiem: A White Wanderer is an ongoing art and sound project by Chicago-based collaborative Luftwerk to inspire a robust public dialogue about climate change here in Chicago and beyond. Inspired by Larsen-C, a 120-mile long crack that ran along the Antarctic ice shelf and broke into a trillion-ton iceberg named A 68 in 2017, Requiem: A White Wanderer translates seismic data from this ailing iceberg into an emotional experience, connecting the public to the urgency of climate change.


Chakaia Booker (PASS THE BUCK 2008, rubber tires & stainless steel,  96 x 96 x 96 inches)Chakaia Booker Exhibition

April 30, 2016April 15, 2018


Boeing Galleries

Millennium Park will unveil six recent sculptures by American artist Chakaia Booker in a new exhibition in the Boeing Galleries—running April 30, 2016, through April 2018. A seventh, site-responsive sculpture (a new work) will be added in September 2016 in the South Boeing Gallery.


Chicago Architecture Biennial Lakefront Kiosks (“Chicago Horizon” designed by Ultramoderne – the inaugural BP Prize winner pictured)Chicago Architecture Biennial Lakefront Kiosks

October 3, 2015—Spring 2016


Chase Promenade near Cloud Gate

This exhibit features the winning entry of an international Lakefront Kiosk Competition plus work by architecture students at the Illinois Institute of Technology, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the University of Illinois at Chicago.


Jaume Plensa: 1004 PortraitsJaume Plensa: 1004 Portraits

June 18, 2014—December 2015


South Boeing Gallery, Michigan + Madison

On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of Jaume Plensa’s Crown Fountain, the artist presents four monumental sculptures installed in Millennium Park for this special exhibition, 1004 Portraits.


Jean-Luc Mylayne: The Millennium Park ChapelJean-Luc Mylayne: The Millennium Park Chapel

May 22–December 31, 2015


Lurie Garden East Walkway

French artist Jean-Luc Mylayne, acclaimed for his enigmatic color photographs of birds, has created a temporary Chapel building with a 30foot photo mural on its ceiling.


Millennium Park: An Anatomy in PhotographsMillennium Park: An Anatomy in Photographs

June 18, 2014—October 2015


North Boeing Gallery

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of Millennium Park, this exhibition is curated by John Vinci of Vinci/Hamp Architects and features over 50 images.


ADA 25 Chicago: Greater > Together - BP Bridge (photo by Ken Tanaka)ADA 25 Chicago: Greater > Together

Summer 2015


Chase Promenade near Cloud Gate

This display celebrates 25 years and counting for The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and revealing how Millennium Park was created using principles of “universal design.”


Jun Kaneko's DangosJun Kaneko

April 12–November 3, 2013

South Boeing Galleries

As a pioneer in the field of monumental ceramic sculpture, Jun Kaneko has played with scale and proportion and this installation is representative of his past and present artistic practices. Works presented in the South Boeing Galleries featured Kaneko’s signature Dangos (meaning “rounded form” or “dumpling” in Japanese).


Interconnected: The Sculptures of Yvonne DomengeInterconnected: The Sculptures of Yvonne Domenge

April 6, 2011—October 21, 2012

South & North Boeing Galleries

Magnificent largescale sculptures by acclaimed Mexican artist, Yvonne Domenge, included three large steel spheres in the South Boeing Gallery and the brightly painted Tree of Life, cast in bronze, in the North Boeing Gallery.


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