Chicago - Flamingo Statue

Chicago is known for its amazing museums, like The Art Institute and the Museum of Contemporary Art. Yet many of the city’s finest creations reside outside of its museums. Cloud Gate, aka “The Bean” is by far the most famous. But travel down almost any street in the Loop and you might be surprised at the art you’ll discover.

Flamingo, created by noted American artist Alexander Calder, is one such hidden gem. The 53-foot tall sculpture made of steel and painted “Calder red’ is located in the Federal Plaza in front of the Kluczynski Federal Building. Art buffs say its design is such that viewers can walk underneath and around it, thus enabling one to perceive it in human scale. We think it is perfect to perceive in VR!