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Lane Tech Murals

By Linda C. Joseph - Posted Apr 1, 2010
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For April 1, 2010: Cyberbee (well, Cyberbee's creator, Linda Joseph) was in Chicago recently and had the opportunity to see first hand the restored paintings at Lane Tech High School. Sixty-six murals and two cast-stone fountain figures make up the largest collection of art in any of Chicago's schools and perhaps any school in the United States. Some of the art was commissioned in 1908 when the first building was constructed. Other murals were added between 1929 and 1942. At the conclusion of the Century of Progress World's Fair, the state murals from the General Motors building were donated to Lane Tech. They are spectacular. Learn about the Lane Tech preservation project and the history of some very unique art. Then, look around your own school building and see what treasures you can uncover.

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