And Now, Me with a Cow

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This Cow can be found in the Loop at the entrance to the Chicago Cultural Center

The plaque underneath reads:

“In 1999 a heard of fiberglass cows united citizens, visitors, artists, businesses through a unique community based public art event. The bronze cow is a gift to all Chicagoans in gratitude for the support of the cows and other art in public places.

A gift to the city of Chicago from the Hanig family and anonymous donors.
November, 2001.
Bronze Cow cast at Wagner Foundary, Inc., Chicago, IL. ”

From Wikipedia

“CowParade is an international public art exhibit that has been featured in major world cities. Fiberglass sculptures of cows are decorated by local artists, and distributed over the city centre, in public places such as train stations, important avenues, and parks. They often feature artwork and designs specific to local culture, as well as city life and other relevant themes.”

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