Man, are those Lane Tech students lucky. Not only do they get a top-notch arts education, they get to walk by some impressive murals—created by the likes of Henry George Brandt—on their way to class. Now, the Chicago Cultural Center is making sure we all get that chance with “Hidden Treasures: The Lane Tech Murals.” The recently restored murals (they were created between 1909 and 1913) will be on display in the Chicago Rooms through March 1. The best part? You won’t be called away from your appreciation by some annoying bell telling you to get to class.
If you want to see Lane Tech's murals in their "natural" environment, sign up for a free tour of the school on February 7. You'll start with a viewing of the "Hidden Treasures" exhibit (check-in begins at 9:30 a.m.), then hop on a bus to the school, where artwork created between 1936 and 1942 is displayed. The tour goes until 1 p.m. Reservations are required: (312) 742-1190.
One of the Lane Tech murals on display at the Cultural Center.