We’re thrilled to welcome you to Nature in Motion: Sculpture at Lincoln Park Zoo!

Lincoln Park Zoo has long been home to remarkable public sculpture, from Edward McCartan’s Eugene Field Memorial (better known as “Dream Lady”) dedicated in 1922 to the more recent addition of a bronze likeness of late African lion Adelor created by local artists Jeffrey and Anna Koh Varilla.

Now we're introducing an exciting new take on sculpture at the zoo! From May through October, 15 sculptures by 16 Chicago-area artists are on display throughout the zoo’s gardens. You’ll learn more about each artwork and artist in this special web guide.

This free, public exhibition builds on our decades-long tradition with an aesthetic flourish that feels right at home among the zoo’s artful gardens and architecturally unique buildings. The participating artists have interpreted the show’s name and theme—“Nature in Motion”—in various ways that will delight visitors discovering the sculptures while wandering the zoo’s grounds.

“Nature in Motion,” of course, also calls to mind Lincoln Park Zoo’s preeminent mission: connecting people to nature. From the animals we care for and conserve to the seasonal transformations of its lush landscapes, Chicago’s landmark, free zoo is a living, thriving composition that is forever in motion.

Judy Keller
Chair, Lincoln Park Zoo Garden & Sculpture Committee