Murals

 
 
To schedule a mural tour, contact Katherine Nester at KLNester@cps.edu

Mural Book

Be a part of history! For the first time ever, a book celebrating the murals of Lane is being produced. Help us ensure that 100% of proceeds can go to the preservation and restoration of the works. Donate today in support of publishing expenses. No amount is too small.

Art Collection

The magnificent art that beautifies Lane Technical High School is the largest and most comprehensive collection of any school in Chicago, the Midwest, and perhaps even the United States. These historic works of art, 66 murals and two cast-stone fountain figures, date from two phases in the school's history. Some were commissioned in 1908 by the Chicago Public School Art Society for Lane's first building at Sedgwick and Division streets. Others were created during the Great Depression (1929-1942). These include murals from the Century of Progress (1933-34), given to the school's new building at Addison Street and Western Avenue, and site-specific artwork authorized by the Works Progress Administration/Federal Art Project (1932-1943).

This nationally recognized collection is valued for its aesthetic qualities, historic importance, and political perspectives. It offers students, teachers, and visitors an exciting visual experience while providing lessons about the art and history of 20th century America.