Perhaps the most successful public art installation ever--at least according to attendance and buzz--was the 1999 "Cows on the Parade" featuring 300 life-sized fiberglass bovines--decorated by local artists that were placed throughout downtown and the neighborhoods.
In honor of the 20th anniversary of the beloved Cows on Parade public art campaign, 20 cows from the original herd have been rounded up and sent to pasture in Jane Byrne park by the Water Tower Pumping Station (Chicago Avenue and Michigan Ave) on, where-else, but the Mag Mile.
Sadly, they must leave the end of July--so you better hurry if you want to view the herd or take a selfie with them.
Until then, here's a look. Photo credit: Carole Kuhrt-Brewer
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Filed under: Public Art.