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Discover the stories behind murals across Chicago on June 24 or August 1 with CAC docent Maurice Champagne. Learn how talented muralists use public art to enliven architecture, reflect social issues and honor both ordinary people and famous figures.

$8 Public
Free for CAC members

This program will be hosted on Zoom. Approximately 3 hours before the start of the program, you will receive a link directly from Zoom with details about how to access and view it.

If you do not receive your link 2 hours prior to the start of the event, please contact Please note, if you do not contact us at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the program, we cannot guarantee admittance.

This overview includes murals from the Progressive Era, the Works Progress Administration and Federal Art Project, commercial murals of the 1930s, community artworks of the late 20th century on Chicago’s West and South Sides, and current trends displayed by the city’s newest outdoor pictures.


Maurice Champagne

Maurice Champagne has been a CAC docent for 17 years and helped create numerous CAC tours. The author of multiple articles for the docent community as well as an e-book on the Field Museum, Champagne has also taught classes on Chicago architecture and history for the Newberry Library. Prior to his retirement, he taught English and computer science for 18 years and was a technology consultant for two decades. Champagne holds degrees from DePaul University, Loyola University and Northwestern University.

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