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Art on theMART: See One of Chicago’s Largest, Most Unique Art Installations

Art on theMART: See One of Chicago’s Largest, Most Unique Art Installations

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Art on theMART is the largest permanent digital art projection in the world, projecting contemporary artwork across the 2.5 acre river-façade of theMART.

Art on theMART is the latest iconic milestone on Chicago’s visionary trajectory of public art. In September 2018, theMART introduced Art on theMART to the world with a launch event that attracted over 32,000 people to the Riverwalk and Wacker Drive in downtown Chicago, transforming its urban context.

Projecting a 25-story-tall video installation on the side of the Merchandise Mart, Art on theMart's latest program showcases the work of conceptual artist Barbara Kruger. Throughout the fall, you'll be able to see Kruger's video piece "Untitled (Questions), 1990/2021," which projects a series of questions across the face of the building in a bold font. The presentation conicides with Kruger's new exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago, "Thinking of You. I Mean Me. I Mean You."

Art on theMART's array of 34 digital projectors display the 30-minute program at 7:30 and 8pm every evening. The show is best viewed from the section of the Chicago Riverwalk between Wells Street and Franklin Street.

Address:  222 Merchandise Mart Plaza 
Cross street:  between Wells and Orleans Sts
Transport:  El stop: Brown, Purple (rush hrs) to Merchandise Mart. Bus: 11, 125.
Price:  Free

Since the launch, Art on theMART has provided a public platform for moving image work by renowned local, national and international multi-disciplinary artists. The program is the result of a 30-year commitment by theMART owner Vornado Realty Trust, in close collaboration with the City of Chicago, with the shared goal to provide public access to innovative contemporary artwork for the thousands of visitors traversing the Chicago Riverwalk each day.

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