"Rites of Spring"

"Rites of Spring" (HMW8D)

Location: Chicago, IL 60614 Cook County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 55.156', W 87° 37.981'

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Milton Horn (1906-1995)

— Sculptor —

This terra-cotta work of art by Milton Horn depicts a ram and an image of Pan, who in Greek mythology was the god of fields, forests, wild animals flock and shepherds. The sculpture is one of two identical pieces created in 1952 for the now-demolished Seneca-Walton Building in Chicago. They were reclaimed from a neighborhood streetscape on the city's Near North Side.

Horn was born in Russia in 1906, emigrated to the United States in 1913 and became a naturalized citizen in 1917. He moved to Chicago in 1950. His commissions included pieces for the West Suburban Temple Har Zion, the National Congress of Parents and Teachers, the City of Chicago and many others.

The sculpture was donated to Lincoln Park Zoo by the Milton Horn Art Trust. It was the artist's desire that "Rites of Spring" remain accessible to the public, especially to children.

Site selected with the recommendation and support of the Sculpture and Gardens Committee of the Lincoln Park Zoological Society.
HM NumberHMW8D
Series This marker is part of the Markers Attached to Sculpture series
Year Placed2004
Placed ByMilton Horn Art Trust
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Date Added Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 12:44pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 447508 N 4641006
Decimal Degrees41.91926667, -87.63301667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 55.156', W 87° 37.981'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 55' 9.36" N, 87° 37' 58.86" W
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Area Code(s)312, 773
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2121 N Stockton Dr, Chicago IL 60614, US
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