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A monument to the refutation of Nazi ideology

Located in Chicago's Washington Park, at 5900 South Cottage Grove Avenue, at the west end of the... read more

Reviewed April 25, 2019
Taylor B
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From ooze to muck

An amazing 126 feet (38.66 m) of sculpture by Lorado Taft that is well worth the trek to the... read more

Reviewed February 8, 2016
Rolf A
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Reviewed April 25, 2019

Located in Chicago's Washington Park, at 5900 South Cottage Grove Avenue, at the west end of the University of Chicago's Midway Plaisance, on a 367-acre expanse designed by Frederick Law Olmstead, stands Lorado Taft's Fountain of Time. It is the only realized portion of Taft's...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed February 8, 2016

An amazing 126 feet (38.66 m) of sculpture by Lorado Taft that is well worth the trek to the western edge of the Midway Plaisance, that stretch of green from Jackson Park to Washington Park. The sculpture shows some 100 figures passing before Father Time....More

Date of experience: January 2016
2  Thank Rolf A
Reviewed January 22, 2016

I must have visited the University of Chicago campus more than a dozen times, including the Midway and Rockefeller Chapel and the site of the old football stadium (site of the first nuclear reaction, prelude to the Manhattan Project), before someone asked: "Have you seen...More

Date of experience: January 2016
2  Thank Taylor B
Reviewed June 28, 2015 via mobile

We walked over to Washington Park while we were at the University of Chicago campus. The fountain is nice with Father Time looking over a progression of human emotions.

Date of experience: June 2015
1  Thank chad_a_wr
Reviewed September 10, 2014

Mythic sculpture depicting the march of humanity across the ages. Large and dramatic and detailed with little ornamentation. Reminded me of Rodin as if coached by Depression Era painter Thomas Hart Benton.

Date of experience: September 2014
1  Thank Tim W
Reviewed February 25, 2013

Guides and tour books will lead you to the more famous "Cloud Gate" or "Untitled Picasso," but this sculpture by the famed Lorado Taft is awe-inspiring. Do make a point of going on a warm day when the fountain has water and the trees are...More

Date of experience: July 2012
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Reviewed March 23, 2012

The water wasn't flowing when i came to it but i think it would be very good if it works.

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