Ms. Skelton’s third grade art students from Field-Stevenson visited public art in Chicago on Tuesday, October 6, 2015. On a walking tour downtown students visited Alexander Calder’s Flamingo, a large red sculpture in the Chicago Federal Plaza. Ms. Skelton then directed their attention to the contrasting architecture of the three Federal Buildings surrounding the sculpture and talked about the work of architect Mies van der Rohe. In Daley Plaza, students admired an untitled sculpture known as “The Picasso,” by Pablo Picasso.
Continuing on their journey, students walked to Four Seasons, a large mosaic by Marc Chagall, in Exelon Plaza before heading to the The Museum of Contemporary Art. Students enjoyed a wonderful, rich cultural experience at a special MCA exhibit: The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now.