Why did the city of Chicago designate 2017 as The Year of Public Art? The entire year was designated because the City wanted people to celebrate its collection of more than 500 works of art exhibited throughout 150 municipal facilities around the city- including its police stations, libraries and CTA stations. Our four-week study group will continue the celebration as we explore as many of these cultural treasures as possible. We will make our way from the Cultural Center to Pilsen. We will hop on the Brown Line to discover Chicago’s often hidden riches and secret gems of public art, and learn about the artists who created the sculptures, murals, mosaics and paintings. Not a repeat of last summer’s study group, our classroom will be outdoors and sometimes inside some of our fair city’s glorious buildings. Put on your walking shoes to gain a greater appreciation of what Chicago has to offer. Be prepared to walk up to 3 miles each class.