In 2017, the Chicago Picasso sculpture turned 50. In honor of the milestone, numerous events were held across the city. In this video, a panel of notable figures discuss the iconic piece of public art and its unique history. The panel was presented as part of the City of Chicago's 2017 Year of Public Art.
In the discussion, Fred Lo, a retired SOM architect who worked on the Picasso Sculpture project team, shares his experiences. Joining Lo on the panel are: Patricia Balton Stratton, a leading art historian and the author of The Chicago Picasso: A Point of Departure; sculptor Richard Hunt; Lynne Warren, Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; and architectural historian David Van Zanten. John W. McCarter, Jr., President Emeritus of The Field Museum, moderates the panel.