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Sculpture Park Photography Collection - The Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park is located on the campus of Governors State University in University Park, Illinois. Established in 1969 and covering some 300 acreas, the park is the direct result of the generosity and vision of Lewis Manilow, Chicago art collector and former president of the board of the Museum of Contermporary Art in Chicago. In the later 1960s Manilow began development of the "new town" of University Park (then called Park forest South). Plans for the development included a sculpture park - an idea inspired in part by Manilow's involvement with Mark di Suvero, whose For Lady Day he purchased and subsequently gave to the park. Shortly thereafter the cultural foundation establishing the park obtained a grant from the National Endowmment for the Arts and commissioned works from John Chamberlain, Charles Ginnever, and Jerry Peart. The park has grown into a major collection of 26 works situated on the prairie of the Governors State University campus.

(Adapted from publication The Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park)

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