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Expanded: A Transit-Friendly Tour of Public Art

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You may have noticed, this is a damn fine town for public art: From the 40 years' worth of mural, mosaic, and sculpture put forth by the Chicago Public Art Group to the concentration of famed artists' work in The Loop, by Miro, Picasso, Dubuffet, Calder, and others. The Public Art Group's work is dispersed through the neighborhoods and The Loop's collection forms a taut and easily toured circuit that's already known to many. Curbed decided, with this feature, to focus on art on the CTA, specifically the Brown Line. We've expanded our wintertime map of the art circuit running from Kimball to the Harold Washington Library and visa-versa. The half-dozen additions are either new works or were previously edited out for the sake of concision. At Harold Washington, we selected the most prominent of works since there are many dozens to choose from (snag a brochure when you arrive). Sure, you can elect to hike the well traveled Loop public art circuit. But we wanted to curate a slightly off-kilter tour for the more adventurous type. Note: some of the CTA art requires you to exit the station, and so may not make financial sense to those without an unlimited fare card. Without further adieu, our expanded public art map:

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Hope and Renewal (sculpture) - Brown Line, Kimball

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Round and Round (glass) - Brown Line, Kedzie

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Carpet (mosaic) - Brown Line, Francisco

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Hidden Movers (mixed media) - Brown Line, Rockwell

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Camouflage Screen [glass]- Brown Line, Western

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American Tourister (sculpture) - Brown Line, Damen

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MONT/ROSE: AREA [text]- Brown Line, Montrose

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Commonplaces [mosaic]- Brown Line, Irving Park

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The Encrypted Inning (sculpture) - Brown Line, Addison

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Transitions (sculpture) - Brown Line, Paulina

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Green [print]- Brown Line, Southport

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We All Ride the Train Together (sculpture) - Red/Brown/Purple Line, Belmont

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Space Junction of Energy (sculpture) - Red/Brown/Purple Line, Belmont

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Transience [glass]- Brown Line, Wellington

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Landslide (sculpture) - Red/Brown/Purple Line, Fullerton

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Chicago El Stories [photography, text]- Red/Brown Line, Armitage

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Events in the Life of Harold Washington (mural) - HWL

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To Soar (installation) - HWL

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Torgue Sequence (painting) - HWL

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What Makes a Man-Tribal Warrior (pastel) - HWL

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Spring (painting) - HWL

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Carriona Figure No.2 (sculpture) - HWL

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Sleeping Beauty (sculpture) - HWL

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Madagascar V (sculpture) - HWL

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Red Sea (book art) - HWL

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Shadow of the Night (sculpture) - HWL

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Women Leaning (sculpture) - HWL

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Together #2 (sculpture) - HWL

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Untitled (2 heads) (photography) - HWL

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Hope and Renewal (sculpture) - Brown Line, Kimball

Round and Round (glass) - Brown Line, Kedzie

Carpet (mosaic) - Brown Line, Francisco

Hidden Movers (mixed media) - Brown Line, Rockwell

Camouflage Screen [glass]- Brown Line, Western

American Tourister (sculpture) - Brown Line, Damen

MONT/ROSE: AREA [text]- Brown Line, Montrose

Commonplaces [mosaic]- Brown Line, Irving Park

The Encrypted Inning (sculpture) - Brown Line, Addison

Transitions (sculpture) - Brown Line, Paulina

Green [print]- Brown Line, Southport

We All Ride the Train Together (sculpture) - Red/Brown/Purple Line, Belmont

Space Junction of Energy (sculpture) - Red/Brown/Purple Line, Belmont

Transience [glass]- Brown Line, Wellington

Landslide (sculpture) - Red/Brown/Purple Line, Fullerton

Chicago El Stories [photography, text]- Red/Brown Line, Armitage

Events in the Life of Harold Washington (mural) - HWL

To Soar (installation) - HWL

Torgue Sequence (painting) - HWL

What Makes a Man-Tribal Warrior (pastel) - HWL

Spring (painting) - HWL

Carriona Figure No.2 (sculpture) - HWL

Sleeping Beauty (sculpture) - HWL

Madagascar V (sculpture) - HWL

Red Sea (book art) - HWL

Shadow of the Night (sculpture) - HWL

Women Leaning (sculpture) - HWL

Together #2 (sculpture) - HWL

Untitled (2 heads) (photography) - HWL