Spirit of Music (sculpture)

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Spirit of Music
Spirit of Music.JPG
The sculpture in 2010
Spirit of Music is located in Chicago metropolitan area
Spirit of Music
Spirit of Music
Location in Chicago
ArtistAlbin Polasek
Year1923 (1923)
LocationChicago, Illinois, U.S.
Coordinates41°52′24″N 87°37′25″W / 41.873415°N 87.623504°W / 41.873415; -87.623504Coordinates: 41°52′24″N 87°37′25″W / 41.873415°N 87.623504°W / 41.873415; -87.623504

Spirit of Music, also known as The Spirit of Music and the Theodore Thomas Memorial, is an outdoor 1923 sculpture and monument commemorating Theodore Thomas (founder of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra) by Czech-American artist and educator Albin Polasek, installed in Chicago's Grant Park, in the U.S. state of Illinois.[1][2][3][4]

The momument in 2015

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  1. ^ "Spirit of Music". Chicago Park District. Retrieved April 10, 2017.
  2. ^ "June 28, 1923 - CHICAGO STATUE TO PICTURE SPIRIT OF MUSIC AS SEXLESS". Archives.chicagotribune.com. 1923-06-28. Retrieved 2017-04-10.
  3. ^ Public Art in Chicago: Photography and Commentary on Sculptures, Statues ... Books.google.com. 2013-02-19. Retrieved 2017-04-10.
  4. ^ "Spirit Of Music". Statue Stories Chicago. Retrieved 2017-04-10.

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