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Yoko Ono Unveils ‘Sky Landing’ in Jackson Park

Yoko Ono unveils “Sky Landing” in Chicago’s Jackson Park on Monday. (Chicago Tonight)Yoko Ono unveils “Sky Landing” in Chicago’s Jackson Park on Monday. (Chicago Tonight)

Yoko Ono on Monday morning debuted her first public art installation in the Americas on Jackson Park’s Wooded Island.

The musician and artist created “Sky Landing” as a gesture of peace, harmony and healing.

“Beauty is something that is very, very important for us. Beauty is something that tells us what, actually, things are,” Ono said at the unveiling of the sculpture Monday. “When I encountered Chicago in a really great way, I thought, ‘Wow, they have a lot to make us learn.’”

The location was once the site of the Japanese Pavilion during the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition. Ono, a native of Japan, designed the lotus-inspired artwork after a visit to the site three years ago. We’ll have more on the story later this week.

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