Chicago’s streetscape “Legacy Walk” to add Tchaikovsky memorial in October

Posted on: July 13, 2018

“A biographical memorial to iconic Russian classical music composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky will become the newest addition to Chicago’s ‘Legacy Walk’ art installation, a half-mile outdoor ‘museum’ along Halsted Street dedicated to celebrating ‘the contributions LGBT people have made to world history and culture,’ ” writes Miriam Di Nunzio in Thursday’s (7/12) Chicago Sun-Times. “The Legacy Walk, part of the Legacy Project, is the only outdoor museum of its kind in the world. Featured in the installation … are bronze markers digitally linked to a cloud-based system ‘that enables patrons to access video and download lesson plans, study guides, and reading resources through their smartphones…. The streetscape will soon be granted Historic Landmark status…. State Senator Heather Steans … along with the Ravinia Festival, is among the sponsors of the Tchaikovsky induction…. Some of the artists currently celebrated along the walk include activist/social worker Jane Addams, astronaut Sally Ride, novelist James Baldwin, choreographer Alvin Ailey, playwright Lorraine Hansberry, composer Leonard Bernstein, jazz composer/pianist Billy Strayhorn, jazz icon Josephine Baker, composer Cole Porter, artist Frida Kahlo and ballet legend Rudolf Nureyev. The memorial exhibit to Tchaikovsky will be unveiled Oct. 13.”

Posted July 13, 2018