A beloved art installation has been a staple in Chicago since it arrived in May 2022– and it’s been all around the world, too. The “Wings of Mexico” sculpture stands out as a gorgeous design by renowned Mexican artist Jorge Marín, proudly symbolizing the immigrant journey. In partnership with the Consulate General of Mexico in Chicago and Visit Mexico, the large bronze sculpture shines bright at the center of downtown.
The sculpture, which depicts bronze angel wings, was first created in 2010 and stood tall in Mexico City. Since then, it has been to 25 locations, moving everywhere from California to Dubai, before officially arriving in Chicago in May. The art installation has a beautiful message behind it, standing as a symbol of perseverance, hope and diversity.
Over 1.6 million Chicago residents are of Mexican origin, which makes up the largest Latino community in the city. Now, the “Wings of Mexico” which has been right at home in Chicago, is in its final month in the Windy City.
Chicago, which has become a safe haven when it comes to immigrant and refugee communities, has gathered to celebrate the sculpture, which sits proudly at the Plaza of The Americas on the Magnificent Mile. Head over to see the statue in person before October 1st, as the sculpture will move on to Brookhaven, Georgia next.
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[Featured photo from @consulmex_chicago]