Roger Brown / Chicago: Public Murals
Roger Brown was commissioned by the Ahmanson Commercial Development Company, a subsidiary of Home Savings of America, and the architectural firm Murphy / Jahn Architects, to create murals for the building at 120 North LaSalle Street. Dedicated on July 29, 1991, Brown's mural, Arts and Sciences of the Ancient World: the Flight of Daedalus and Icarus, arches over the entrance to the building. Inside the lobby is the companion mural, Arts and Sciences of the Modern World: LaSalle Corridor with Holding Pattern. The murals were made of Italian glass mosaic, created by the Travisa Mutto studio near Venice.
Address: 120 North LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL
Contact: Building Manager or Assistant 312.345-4850
Lobby Hours: Monday - Friday 7:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
Saturday 7:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Location of work: Arts and Sciences of the Ancient World…is located above the entry on the building exterior. Arts and Sciences of the Modern World… is located in the lobby.
Collection: NBC Tower
Address: 455 North Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL
Hours: Monday - Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location of work: Mural commissioned by The Equitable for the NBC building, Cityfront Center, Chicago. Located in the lobby, west entrance, of the 455 North Columbus building.
Collection: Howard Brown Health Center
Address: 4025 North Sheridan Rd., Chicago, IL
Contact: John Weekly, 773.388-8795
Hours: Monday - Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location of work: Work located in lobby.
"This mosaic represents some of the institutions that offer compassion and aid to the many ethnic, economic and minority groups in the city. Jane Addams started Hull House to aid the influx of European immigrants during the 19th century. Cook County Hospital offers needed medical aid to the poor and outcast. Howard Brown offers health care and treatment to the gay and lesbian community, who historically found fear and shame in seeking medical help." — Roger Brown, 1996