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Alexander Calder's Flamingo Sculpture

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The Loop, Chicago
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  • Christine
    "Twist and shout Ferris Bueller style"(2 Tips)
    H B.
    "... are seen standing in front of Alexander Calder’s Flamingo sculpture."(2 Tips)
    Amanda A.
    "The site of the parade in Ferris Bueller's Day off."(5 Tips)
    Scott Kleinberg
    "Chicago is filled with beautiful art and sculptures."(4 Tips)
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  • Amanda
    AmandaMay 19, 2016
    Best Downtown Activities according to radicalpossibility.com
  • Scott Kleinberg
    Scott KleinbergJanuary 24, 2016
    Chicago is filled with beautiful art and sculptures. And this is one not to miss.
  • Chicagoist
    ChicagoistApril 16, 2015
    Alexander Calder’s Flamingo rises up amongst the stark Bauhaus-style buildings surrounding it; an explosion of red that makes it feel like a stranger in a strange land. Read more
  • Rachel L.
    Rachel LaMacchiaNovember 19, 2014
    Unique and very large.
  • @jayelarex
    @jayelarexAugust 9, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    See it at night.
  • @jayelarex
    @jayelarexAugust 9, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    No climbing.
  • @jayelarex
    @jayelarexAugust 9, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Get a better look.
  • Daniel P.
    Daniel PhelpsMay 25, 2013
    Stand underneath and look up for a cool blue/black/red visual
  • Amanda A.
    Amanda AggenMarch 4, 2013
    The site of the parade in Ferris Bueller's Day off.
  • Cory H.
    Cory HughesJuly 1, 2012
    July 1, 2012 - currently covered in plastic & scaffolding for renovation
  • Michael P.
    Michael PApril 24, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Squint. You might see a flamingo.
  • H B.
    H BFebruary 10, 2012
    Cameron and Sloan are seen standing in front of Alexander Calder’s Flamingo sculpture.
  • Christine
    ChristineSeptember 22, 2011
    Twist and shout Ferris Bueller style
  • Pang S.
    Pang SSeptember 22, 2011
    You know your twist looks so good!
  • Jared H.
    Jared HatchFebruary 22, 2011
    The color is called "Calder Red" and was painted so to stand out from the "Mies Black" buildings that stand tall all around the plaza. Read more
  • Lee B.
    Lee BarrySeptember 21, 2010
    Farmer's Market at this location Tuesdays 8-3, June-October
  • Explore Chicago
    Explore ChicagoJanuary 29, 2010
    In "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" (1986), Cameron and Sloan are seen standing in front of Alexander Calder's Flamingo sculpture. Read more
  • Explore Chicago
    Explore ChicagoJanuary 29, 2010
    Other famous outdoor sculptures visible in this scene are Picasso's Untitled sculpture in Daley Plaza (Washington & Dearborn) and Chagall's Four Seasons mosaic (10 S. Dearborn St., Chase Tower). Read more
  • Explore Chicago
    Explore ChicagoJanuary 29, 2010
    In Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Ferris joins the German-American Von Steuben Day Parade on Dearborn near Madison, where he lip-syncs to "Danke Schoen" and The Beatles' "Twist and Shout". Read more
  • Explore Chicago
    Explore ChicagoJanuary 29, 2010
    Von Steuben Day celebrates Baron Friedrich von Steuben, who came to this country as a volunteer offering his services to General George Washington, and German-American Culture. Read more
  • Explore Chicago
    Explore ChicagoJanuary 29, 2010
    The three International style federal buildings that form a plaza around Calder's Flamingo were designed by the architect Mies van der Rohe. Read more
  • Explore Chicago
    Explore ChicagoJanuary 29, 2010
    The Von Steuben Day Parade happens every Sept in Chicago's Lincoln Square neighborhood. There you can visit the Chicago Brauhaus (4732 N. Lincoln Ave.), where it's Oktoberfest year-round. Read more
  • Explore Chicago
    Explore ChicagoJanuary 29, 2010
    Want to explore more German-American Culture in Chicago? Hop on a Brown Line train in the Loop and travel to Western Avenue to explore Chicago's Lincoln Square neighborhood. Read more
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