Open Imagination
 February 17, 2023
Illinois Art-in-Architecture Program - Call for ILLINOIS Artists: Illinois Supreme Court

These works will be placed in the Learning Center of the Supreme Court Building. This site is meant to educate about and inspire interest in the Illinois Judicial system, allowing visitors to learn about the Illinois courts and how those courts affect our lives. The learning center will be created in collaboration with Taylor Studios. The Supreme Court will provide pedestals for the works to be placed in the learning center. The size of the pedestals will be dependent on the size of the busts. The works will either be placed in an alcove directly next to the restroom, or on the wall immediately next to the alcoves under two wall sconces. This project seeks to exemplify the diversity of the Illinois Judicial System. By showcasing Mary Ann McMorrow and Charles Freeman, the Illinois Supreme Court is looking to showcase the history of the court as well as the direction it is hoping to head in the future. Both of these justices are highly distinguished, serving on several committees and associations such as the Women’s Bar Association of Illinois and the Illinois Judges Association and receiving awards such as the Medal of Excellence from Loyola University and the John Paul Stevens Award representing excellence in Illinois. The Illinois Supreme Court is looking for two busts, one of Mary Ann McMorrow and one of Charles Freeman. The bronze busts should capture the likeness of each justice as closely as possible.