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Favorite thing: Marc Chagall (1885-1987) was one of the greatest muralists of the 20th century, and the Loop is home to one of his most impressive: a 70 foot by 14 foot mosaic called (appropriately, since it is outdoors) "Four Seasons." It was unveiled in 1974, and for many years was unprotected, but in the 1990s a protective layer of glass was affixed to its front.

The Chagall mural is in the sunken Exelon Plaza, at the corner of Dearborn and Monroe. (It was originally First National Plaza, and has gone through many name changes over the last thirty years. Bank mergers!) If you like Chagall, be sure to get over to the Art Institute to see the America Windows, brilliant blue panels created by the artist to commemorate the US bicentennial in 1976.

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  • Written Jan 24, 2007
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