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Art in the Library

Christina Ramberg
Stretch Her, 1974
Painting - Acrylic
41h x 30.5w
Jacob Lawrence
Events in the Life of Harold Washington, 1991
Decorative Art - Mosaic Ceramic Tile
126h x 183w
Manuel Neri
Carriona, Figure #2, 1981
Sculpture - Marble with Oil-based Pigment
58h x 16w x 12d
Othello Anderson
Lake Affect: Pylon Metamorphosis, 1983
Photograph - Color
15h x 20w
Othello Anderson
Lake Affect: Pylon Metamorphosis, 1983
Photograph - Color
16h x 20w
Othello Anderson
Lake Affect: Pylon Metamorphosis, 1983
Photograph - Color
17h x 20w
Othello Anderson
Lake Affect: Pylon Metamorphosis, 1983
Photograph - Color
18h x 20w
Othello Anderson
Lake Affect: Pylon Metamorphosis, 1983
Photograph - Color
19h x 20w
Othello Anderson
Lake Affect: Pylon Metamorphosis, 1983
Photograph - Color
20h x 20w
Othello Anderson
Lake Affect: Pylon Metamorphosis, 1983
Photograph - Color
21h x 20w
Othello Anderson
Lake Affect: Pylon Metamorphosis, 1983
Photograph - Color
21h x 20w
Othello Anderson
Lake Affect: Pylon Metamorphosis, 1983
Photograph - Color
21h x 20w
Muneer Bahauddeen
Ogun's Roosters, 1984
Ceramic, cloth and wood
24.5h x 23w x 16d
Tim Rollins, + K.O.S.
Amerika-For the Authors of Chicago: Cyrus Colter, The River of Eros, 1972, 1991
Mixed Media
11h x 8.5w
Tim Rollins, + K.O.S.
Amerika-For the Authors of Chicago: Gwendolyn Brooks, We Real Cool, 1944, 1991
Mixed Media
11h x 8.5w
Hollis Sigler
Goin' to the River for the Promised Land, 1984
Painting - Oil
43h x 61.5w
Nereyda Garcia-Ferraz
Homenaje a Ti (Homage to You), 1985
Painting - Oil on Waxed Paper
32h x 46w
Mel Chin
Library of Congress Drawing: Study for the Operation of the Sun Through the Cult of the Hand, 1987
Graphite on paper, wood and gold leaf
20.75h x 61w
Rupert Garcia
Burning House, 1987
Painting - Chalk and Oil on Canvas
46.5h x 66w
Hock E Aye VI Edgar Heap-of-Birds
What Makes a Man, 1987
Painting - Pastel
67.5h x 152.5w
Robert Dilworth
The Great Northern Migration, 1988
Painting - Oil
63h x 63.5w
Richard Hunt
Untitled, 1988
Painting - Pastel
41h x 31w
Michiko Itatani
Torque Sequence, 1988
Painting - Acrylic and Oil on Canvas
123h x 151w
Faith Ringgold
The Winner, 1988
Decorative Art - Quilt, Blanket
71.5h x 71.5w
Arnaldo Rabell
Loss of Innocence, 1988
Painting - Oil
83h x 59.5w
Risa Sekiguchi
Untitled, 1988
Painting - Oil
9.5h x 8.5w
Bibliana Suarez
Spinning Head (Mujer Ovarios), 1988
Painting - Graphite and Pastel on Paper
72h x 102w
William Dawson
Untitled, 1989
Painting - Acrylic on Wood
11h x 15.75w
William Dawson
Untitled, 1989
Painting - Acrylic on Wood
13.5h x 18.5w
William Dawson
Untitled, 1989
Painting - Acrylic on Paper
8h x 14w
William Dawson
Untitled, 1989
Painting - Acrylic on Wood
11h x 8.5w
Calvin Jones
Maskamorphosis IV, 1989
Mixed media on canvas
35h x 40w x 22d
Bertrand Phillips
Buck Dance, 1989
Painting - Oil
54.5h x 42.5w
John Bankston
False Face, 1990
Painting - Oil
47.5h x 56w
Roger Brown
Snake Charmer, 1990
Painting - Oil
72h x 48w
William Dawson
Untitled, 1990
Painting - Acrylic on Wood
20h x 3w x 7d
William Dawson
Untitled, 1990
Painting - Acrylic on Wood
44h x 5w x 3d
William Dawson
Untitled, 1990
Painting - Acrylic on wood
20.25h x 11.5w x 1.75d
William Dawson
Apartment Building, 1990
Sculpture - Acrylic on Wood and Bone
11h x 4.75w x 3.5d
Julia Fish
Study for Two Trees, 1990
Painting - Pastel on Paper
24h x 22w
Ed Paschke
Spring, 1990
Painting - Oil on Linen
24h x 36w
Richard Rezac
Rine, 1990
Sculpture - Bronze
19h x 26.5w x 2.75d
Paul Sierra
The Road Seldom Traversed, 1990
Painting - Oil
40h x 60w
Buzz Spector
Red Sea, 1990
Mixed Media
59h x 29w x 4d
Marcus Akinlana; Hector Duarte; Olivia Gude; Nina Smoot-Cain; Roberto Valadez; John Weber
Communidad Si, It Takes a Vision, 1991
Painting - Acrylic Mural
500 sq. ft.h
Nicholas Arbatsky
Knowlege Inspires Potential Action Creates Possibility: The Shaper, 1991
Installation
58h x 39w
Nicholas Arbatsky
Knowlege Inspires Potential Action Creates Possibility: The Leader, 1991
Installation
58h x 39w
Nicholas Arbatsky
Knowlege Inspires Potential Action Creates Possibility: The Dreamer, 1991
Installation
58h x 39w
Nicholas Arbatsky
Knowlege Inspires Potential Action Creates Possibility: The Sleeper, 1991
Installation
58h x 39w
Nicholas Arbatsky
Knowlege Inspires Potential Action Creates Possibility: The Watcher, 1991
Installation
58h x 39w
Nicholas Arbatsky
Knowlege Inspires Potential Action Creates Possibility: The Seeker, 1991
Installation
58h x 39w
Nicholas Arbatsky
Knowlege Inspires Potential Action Creates Possibility: The Hunter, 1991
Installation
58h x 39w
Nicholas Arbatsky
Knowlege Inspires Potential Action Creates Possibility: The Healer, 1991
Installation
58h x 39w
Nicholas Arbatsky
Knowlege Inspires Potential Action Creates Possibility: The Finder, 1991
Installation
58h x 39w
Nicholas Arbatsky
Knowlege Inspires Potential Action Creates Possibility: The Keeper, 1991
Installation
58h x 39w
Houston Conwill; Estella Conwill; Joseph DePace
DuSable's Journey, 1991
Terrazo and inlaid brass
18'h x 18'w
Jeanne Dunning
Untitled, 1991
Print - Cibachrome
50.5h x 31w
Jeanne Dunning
Untitled, 1991
Print - Cibachrome
50.5h x 31w
J. Galindo
Enrique, 1991
Photograph - Black/white
37.5h x 38w
Tim Rollins, + K.O.S.
Amerika-For the Authors of Chicago: Frank Norris, The Pit, 1902, 1991
Mixed Media
11h x 8.5w
Joseph Kosuth
A Play: News from Kafka and a Quote, 1991
Installation
60h x 48w
Tim Rollins, + K.O.S.
Amerika-For the Authors of Chicago: Juliette Kinzie, Wau-Bun - The Early Day in the Northwest, 1856 , 1991
Mixed Media
11h x 8.5w
Tim Rollins, + K.O.S.
Amerika-For the Authors of Chicago: Li-Young Lee, The City in Which I Love You, 1990, 1991
Mixed Media
11h x 8.5w
Tim Rollins, + K.O.S.
Amerika-For the Authors of Chicago: John Alden Carpenter, The Sleep that Flits on Baby's Eyes, 1914, 1991
Painting - Watercolor
11h x 8.5w
Tim Rollins, + K.O.S.
Amerika-For the Authors of Chicago: Edgar Lee Masters, Spoon River Antholodgy, 1915, 1991
Painting - Watercolor
11h x 8.5w
Tim Rollins, + K.O.S.
Amerika-For the Authors of Chicago: James Farrell, Studs Lonigan, 1934, 1991
Mixed Media
11h x 8.5w
Tim Rollins, + K.O.S.
Amerika-For the Authors of Chicago: David Mamet, American Buffalo, 1973, 1991
Mixed Media
11h x 8.5w
Tim Rollins, + K.O.S.
Amerika-For the Authors of Chicago: Bertolt Brecht, In the Jungle of the Cities, 1927, 1991
Mixed Media
11h x 8.5w
Tim Rollins, + K.O.S.
Amerika-For the Authors of Chicago: Larry Heineman, Paco's Story, 1979, 1991
Mixed Media
11h x 8.5w
Tim Rollins, + K.O.S.
Amerika-For the Authors of Chicago: Upton Sinclair, The Jungle, 1905, 1991
Painting - Watercolor
11h x 8.5w
Tim Rollins, + K.O.S.
Amerika-For the Authors of Chicago: Louis Armstrong, Hear Me Talkin' to Ya, 1929, 1991
Painting - Watercolor
11h x 8.5w
Tim Rollins, + K.O.S.
Amerika-For the Authors of Chicago: Lucille Clifton, Good Times, 1969, 1991
Mixed Media
11h x 8.5w
Tim Rollins, + K.O.S.
Amerika-For the Authors of Chicago: Louis Sullivan, The Autobiography of an Idea, 1924, 1991
Mixed Media
11h x 8.5w
Tim Rollins, + K.O.S.
Amerika-For the Authors of Chicago: Vachel Lindsay, Every Soul is a Circus, 1928, 1991
Mixed Media
11h x 8.5w
Tim Rollins, + K.O.S.
Amerika-For the Authors of Chicago: Thomas Dorsey, Take My Hand, Precious Lord, 1932, 1991
Mixed Media
11h x 8.5w
Tim Rollins, + K.O.S.
Amerika-For the Authors of Chicago: Richard Wright, Native Son, 1947, 1991
Mixed Media
11h x 8.5w
Tim Rollins, + K.O.S.
Amerika-For the Authors of Chicago: Studs Terkel, Divsion Street U.S.A., 1967, 1991
Mixed Media
11h x 8.5w
Tim Rollins, + K.O.S.
Amerika-For the Authors of Chicago: Sherwood Anderson, Winsburg, Ohio,1919, 1991
Mixed Media
11h x 8.5w
Tim Rollins, + K.O.S.
Amerika-For the Authors of Chicago: Willa Cather, The Song of the Lark, 1915, 1991
Mixed Media
11h x 8.5w
Tim Rollins, + K.O.S.
Amerika-For the Authors of Chicago: Ring Lardner, You Know Me Al, 1916, 1991
Mixed Media
11h x 8.5w
Tim Rollins, + K.O.S.
Amerika-For the Authors of Chicago: Saul Bellow, The Adventures of Augie March 1933, 1991
Mixed Media
11h x 8.5w
Tim Rollins, + K.O.S.
Amerika-For the Authors of Chicago: Big Bill Broonzy, Just a Dream, 1939
Mixed Media
11h x 8.5w
Tim Rollins, + K.O.S.
Amerika-For the Authors of Chicago: Luis Morones, Lo Que Digo, 1927, 1991
Mixed Media
11h x 8.5w
Tim Rollins, + K.O.S.
Amerika-For the Authors of Chicago: Jane Adams, Twenty Five Years at Hull House, 1910, 1991
Mixed Media
11h x 8.5w
Tim Rollins, + K.O.S.
Amerika-For the Authors of Chicago: Ida B. Wells, Crusade for Justice, 1928, 1991
Mixed Media
11h x 8.5w
Tim Rollins, + K.O.S.
Amerika-For the Authors of Chicago: Franz Kafka, Amerika, 1913, 1991
Mixed Media
11h x 8.5w
Tim Rollins, + K.O.S.
Amerika-For the Authors of Chicago: Carl Sandberg, Onion Days, 1916, 1991
Mixed Media
11h x 8.5w
Tim Rollins, + K.O.S.
Amerika-For the Authors of Chicago: Theodore Dreiser, Sister Carrie, 1900, 1991
Painting - Watercolor
11h x 8.5w
Tim Rollins, + K.O.S.
Amerika-For the Authors of Chicago: Robert Herrick, The Memories of an American Citizen, 1905, 1991
Painting - Watercolor
11h x 8.5w
Tim Rollins, + K.O.S.
Amerika-For the Authors of Chicago: Nelson Algren, The Man With a Golden Arm, 1941, 1991
Painting - Watercolor
11h x 8.5w
Alejandro Romero
Prodigal Son, 1991
Painting - Oil and Acrylic on Canvas
60h x 60w
Alison Saar
Sleeping Beauty, 1991
Wood, tin, paint and plastic
75h x 23.5w x 29d
Filemon Santiago
Waiting for the Rain, 1991
Painting - Oil
68h x 58w
Lorna Simpson
Vantage Point, 1991, 1991
Photograph - Silver Gelatin
43h x 68w
Thomas Skomski
Gateless Gate, 1991
Glass, steel, felt, and stone
96h x 228w x 6d
Nancy Spero
To Soar; III, 1991
Painting - Acrylic Mural
120h x 20w
Fan Warren
Single Minded Slums, 1991
Mixed media on paper
41h x 41w
Fan Warren
Urban Resort, 1991
Mixed media on paper
46h x 41w
Karl Wirsum
Hi! We're Already Here, Back to Everything and Lemonade Volcano, 1991
Painting - Acrylic on Wood
108h x 304w
Agnes Denes
Introspection I, Evolution 1969-1971
Photograph - Monoprint
37h x 200w
Sara Miller
Gwendolyn Brooks, 1994
Sculpture - Bronze
12h x 9w x 11d
Sara Miller
Saul Bellow, 1993
Sculpture - Bronze
12h x 8w x 10d
David Philpot
Man and Wife, My Better Half (tall); Primal Sophistication (short), 1984
Sculpture - Wood
Various h
Marisol Escobar
Women Learning, 1965-66
Sculpture - Wood
Various h
Jerry Kenar
Together # 2, 1998
Sculpture - Wood
70h x 30.5w x 15.5d
Andy Chan
The Signs of the Chinese Zodiac, 1996
Painting - Watercolor on Rice Paper
Sara Miller
Ernest Hemingway, 1994
Sculpture - Bronze
12h x 8w x 10d
Preston Jackson
Life/Death Cart, 1991
Sculpture - Bronze and Steel
35.25h x 21w x 40d
Claire Zeisler
Madagascar V, 1977
Sculpture - Raffia and Jute
85h x 120w x 73d
Rudolph Weisenborn
Wacker, 1946
Painting - Oil on Masonite
39h x 25.5w
Alden Brooks
General George H. Thomas, 1873
Painting - Oil
72h x 48w
John Antrobus
General Ulysseus S. Grant, 1864
Painting - Oil
Pauline Rudolph
Abraham Lincoln
Painting - Oil
72h x 48w
Ron Gordon
Lakeside Press Building, Racing Form Plates, 1979
Photograph - Black/white
8h x 10.5w
Ron Gordon
Donohue Building, Bobby Holmes, Machinist, 1979
Photograph - Black/white
10h x 8w
Ron Gordon
Donohue Building, Herman Kramer, Typesetter, 1979
Photograph - Black/white
8h x 10w
Ron Gordon
Donohue Building, Right Now Printing, Jean and Evelyn, 1979
Photograph - Black/white
8h x 11w
Ron Gordon
Donohue Building, Printers' Row Printing Museum, Les Feller, 1980
Photograph - Black/white
8h x 10.5w
Ron Gordon
Lakeside Press Building, Press Row
Photograph - Black/white
17h x 15w
Ron Gordon
The New Franklin Building, 1984
Photograph - Black/white
17h x 15w
A. Anderson, & Company
Grand Army of the Republic Initiation Altar, 1897
Decorative Art - Furniture
42.5h x 96w x 48d
Grand Army of the Republic Table, 1897
Decorative Art - Furniture
30h x 12w x 48d
Grand Army of the Republic Table, 1897
Decorative Art - Furniture
30h x 193w x 49d
Oda Patrick
Untitled
Decorative Art - Quilt, Blanket
79h x 78w
Peter Shelton
Dead Man, 1985-86
Sculpture - Concrete with Steel Cables
72h x 72w x 13d
Rodney Carswell
Four Figured into Four, ca. 1995
Painting - Oil
74.25h x 48w
Gordon Halloran
Traders in Standard and Poor's 500 Index Trading Pit at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, 1987
Drawing - Pencil on Paper
25.25h x 39w
Roland Ginzel
Desbarats #15, 1977
Painting - Oil and Acrylic on Canvas
68.25h x 76.5w
Howard Ash
Cloud Gate by Anish Kapoor, 2005
Photograph - Color
Walter Mitchell
The Crown Fountain by Jaume Plensa, 2005
Photograph - Color
Mark Montgomery
Millennium Monument in Wrigley Square, 2004
Photograph - Color
Map of Millennium Park, 2005
Photograph - Color
Dan Rest
Jay Pritzker Pavilion by Frank O. Gehry and Associates, 2005
Photograph - Color
Inside Out
Photograph