SAIC Sculpture Restoration Project Stayed Close To Home—In The School’s Foundry
Nov18

SAIC Sculpture Restoration Project Stayed Close To Home—In The School’s Foundry

In 1906, the Chicago White Sox won the World Series (beating, who else, the Cubs). During that same year, down on 112 South Michigan Avenue, bronze sculptures of three Olympic athletes were cast and installed at what was then the Illinois Athletic Club. That’s where the sculptures created by artists Léon Hermant and Carl Beil have stood for nearly 110 years. The building’s occupants have changed since then. It’s now known as the...

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