But it doesn't come for free..
There's a [usually huge] price-tag attached, and someone picks up the tab.. I have previously talked about funding of Public Art in Chicago.. And post is specifically on the sculptures funded by the B.F.Ferguson Monument Fund..
When Benjamin Franklin Ferguson died in 1905, through his will, he left $1 million of charitable trust fund to the Art Institute of Chicago, to be known as the B. F. Ferguson Fund .. This fund was to be..
"entirely and exclusively expended by it under the direction of its Board of Trustees in the erection and maintenance of enduring statuary and monuments, in the whole or in part of stone, granite or bronze, in the parks, along the boulevards or in other public places, within the city of Chicago, Illinois, commemorating worthy men or women of America or important events of American history. The plans or designs for such statuary or monuments and the location of the same shall be determined by the Board of Trustees of such Institute."
About 20 public works have been funded by B.F.Ferguson Monument Fund..
Though the progress can be divided in phases..
PHASE I.. [1905-1931] 11 monuments/sculptures were funded..
PHASE II.. [1932-1966] No sculptures was funded.. In fact the fund was used to create the Art Institutes's Administrative Wing..
PHASE -III.. [1967 onwards].. About 9 monuments/sculptures have been funded..
- By Lorado Taft
– By Daniel Chester French..
– By Bela Lyon Pratt..
– By Lorado Taft..
- By Edward Francis McCartan..
- By Albin Polasek..
– Hermon Atkins MacNeil..
– By Henry Hering..
- By Ivan Mestrovic..
- By Carl Milles
– By Henry Moore..
– By Richard Hunt..
– By Abbott Pattison..
– By Sir Henry Moore..
– By George Segal..
- By Louis Bourgeois..
- By Martin Puryear ..
If I missed something, please let me know..