Take a free art tour in Lincoln Park Chicago.***Updated 4/16/17. Thanks to astute reader Dennis D. for pointing out that the sculpture Chevron by John Henry was missing from our list. It’s a privately owned sculpture and is temporarily on loan to the Chicago Park District and is located at the north entrance to Diversey Harbor.***
Lincoln Park contains 35 pieces of art hiding in plain sight throughout the park from Hollywood south to North Avenue. I wasn’t able to find a map labeled with all the art so I’ve listed the location of each piece. Take a walk through the park and check it all out. You can follow the links below for a picture and a description and the history of each piece, courtesy of the Chicago Park District. Get out and get some exercise and enjoy our free public art collection!
- Abraham Lincoln:The Man, North of W. North Avenue, east of the Chicago History Museum (1601 N Clark Street). Featured in Statue Stories
- Alexander Hamilton Monument, South of W.Diversey Parkway, west of
N. Cannon Drive and east of N. Stockton Drive.
- Alternatives, South exterior of Margate Park Playground field house
- American Bison, N. Cannon Drive near entrance to Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum.
Benjamin Franklin Monument, East of N. Stockton Drive north of W. LaSalle Drive.
- Chess Pavilion, East of N. Lake Shore Drive on axis with E. North Avenue.
- Chevron, North entrance to Diversey Harbor.
- Chicago Fire Relic, East of the Chicago History Museum (1601 N Clark Street).
- Children’s Fountain, North of W. North Avenue and east of N. Clark Street.
- City Hall Relic, (from Chicago Fire), East of N. Lincoln Park West and southwest of the Lincoln Park Cultural Center.
- Couch Tomb, South of N. LaSalle Drive on axis with N. Stockton Drive.
- Cummings Playground Art, West of N. Stockton Drive and north of W. Dickens Avenue (2100N).
- Curve XXII, North of W. Fullerton Avenue (2400N) and east of N. Cannon Drive.
- Dr. José Rizal Monument, West of N. Lake Shore Drive on axis with W. Leland Avenue (4650 N).
- Eli Bates Fountain, East of N. Stockton Drive and south of Lincoln Park Conservatory (2391 N. Stockton Drive).
- Emanuel Swedenborg Monument,East of N. Lake Shore Drive and south of Diversey Harbor (2800N).
- Fountain Girl, South of W. LaSalle Drive and east of Chicago History Museum (1601 N. Clark).
- Garden Figure, Palm House in Lincoln Park Conservatory (2391 N. Stockton Drive).
- General Philip Henry Sheridan Monument, North of W. Belmont Avenue (3200 N) and west of N. Lake Shore Drive.
- Goddess of Youth, Orchid Room in Lincoln Park Conservatory (2391 N. Stockton Drive).
- Vardiman Greene Black Memorial, North of E. North Avenue on axis with N. Astor Street.
- Hans Christian Anderson Monument, East of N. Stockton Drive and south of W. Dickens Avenue (2100N).
- Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller Monument, East of N. Stockton Drive on axis with W. Webster Avenue (2200N).
- John Peter Altgeld Monument, South of W. Diversey Parkway (2800N) and east of N. Cannon Drive.
- Kwa-Ma-Rolas, East of N. Lake Shore Drive on axis with W. Addison Street (3600N).
- Margate Park Playground Art, On axis with W. Margate Terrace (4900N) between N. Marine Drive and N. Lake Shore Drive.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Monument, South of W. Diversey Parkway (2800N) and east of N. Cannon Drive.
- Putnam Chain, Just east of Chicago History Museum (1601 N. Clark).
- Richard Oglesby Monument, West of N. Cannon Drive and north of W. Fullerton Parkway (2400N).
- Robert Cavelier de LaSalle Monument, East of N. Clark Street and north of N. LaSalle Drive.
- Roscoe Playground Art, East of N. Lake Shore Drive, on axis with W. Roscoe Avenue (3400N).
- The Alarm, East side of N. Lake Shore Drive, on axis with W. Wellington Avenue (3000N).
- Ulysses S. Grant Monument, West of N. Cannon Dr. between W. Fullerton Avenue and E. North Avenue east of the Lincoln Park Zoo and South Pond. Note: While the Grant Memorial is in Lincoln Park the Lincoln Memorial is in Grant Park here.
- William C. Niesen Memorial Fountain, Niesen Field, East of N. Cannon Drive north of South Athletic Field House about 200 feet from the Benjamin Franklin Monument.
- William Shakespeare Monument, West of N. Stockton Avenue on axis with W. Belden Avenue (2200N).
While you’re in Lincoln Park consider taking a spin through the Lincoln Park Conservatory. More info here.
Also consider taking the Free Art Tour in Grant Park Chicago here.