THE LOOP TOUR

2 1/2 hour walking tour of Chicago’s public art in the downtown “Loop.” Our tour winds through the financial district to view the vast collection of both traditional and contemporary art. Includes world renowned and lesser known masterpieces as well as surrounding historic architecture. BOOK NOW


Cost: $40 / $120 minimum

Meet at Calder’s “Flamingo,” 230 S. Dearborn.

MILLENNIUM PARK +

GRANT PARK TOUR

3 hour “real walkers’” tour of Chicago’s expansive Grant Park. Begins at AGORA, a Magdalena Abakanowicz public sculpture, which serves as the southern entrance to the park. Includes the Art Institute’s outdoor sculpture garden, Millennium Park and more. BOOK NOW


Cost: $60 / $150 minimum

Meet at Abakanowicz’s “Agora” 1200 S. Michigan Ave. 

CHICAGO SCULPTORS

STUDIO TOUR

3 hour walking tour led by professional architect and sculptor team. Tours focus equally on Chicago architecture and public sculpture. Hear insightful stories about architect/artist collaborations as well as the challenge of designing site specific sculpture. BOOK NOW


Cost: $70 / $150 minimum

Meet at Calder’s “Flamingo,” Federal Plaza, 230 S. Dearborn.

SCHOOL GROUPS

MILLENNIUM PARK & 

SURROUNDING AREA

1 1/2 hour walking tour of the newly developed Millennium Park and its public sculpture. Includes the Art Institute’s outdoor sculpture garden, the Aon Plaza collection and contemporary installations. BOOK NOW


Cost: $30 / $110 minimum

Meet in Art Institute’s North Garden, 122 S. Michigan Ave.

ART &

ARCHITECTURE TOUR

SculpTours will customize your group itinerary with teachers and students in mind. We will plan a route to maximize the number of sculptures reviewed within your time frame, presenting information for each work with artists’ background. If applicable, we can also help you select a ‘lunch’ venue or picnic spot.


Cost: TBD according to your group size and time restrictions

Recommended for grades 5-12.   

4 hour “walk and ride.  Begins with a walking tour of selected major public sculptures, followed by an inside look at the studio of one of Chicago’s celebrated sculptors. Public transportation available.  BOOK NOW


Cost: $65 / minimum $650

Meet at Daley Plaza, Washington at Dearborn. 10 person minimum.

Chicago has a renowned and diversified collection of public art, architecture, and special exhibits.  We can easily accommodate your individual interests when creating your custom tour. Whether you are group of friends, a corporation or a school group, we offer alternative and flexible times, days and group rates. Call SculpTours for all of your questions and special requests.

PRIVATE & CUSTOM  SCULPTOURS

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TERRA COTTA TOUR

1 1/2 hour walking tour exploring the history, design and application of  Terra Cotta within

Chicago Architecture.  Tour includes a variety of innovative ceramic tiles used to clad the

newly formed tall, steel and grid framed buildings from 1895-1910.   BOOK NOW


Cost: $40 / $120 minimum

Meet at the Art Institute of Chicago’s front steps, 122 S. Michigan Ave.