People Saving Places
Thursday, September 21 – 12:15 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Chicago Cultural Center, Claudia Cassidy Theatre, 77 E. Randolph Street, 2nd Floor, Chicago
The City of Big Shoulders is alive with public sculpture. Its monuments, memorials, fountains, gravemarkers, and architectural adornments speak to us from storefronts and bridges, from parks and cemeteries, in the language of stone and bronze. Many were created by some of the past two centuries’ most revered sculptors and designers. In Chicago Monumental, photographer and writer Larry Broutman will discuss the complex human personalities and historical events that weave Chicago’s story in these public works of art.
Larry Broutman attended MIT where he received his S.B., S.M., and doctorate degree in Materials Engineering and Science. During his career in Polymer Engineering and Science he was an active researcher, teacher (Illinois Institute of Technology), and author of over 150 technical articles. In the early 1990s Broutman became a wildlife and landscape photographer, traveling the world to photograph his subjects.
Chicago Monumental is presented in partnership with the Chicago Architecture Biennial.
Photo credit: Larry Broutman