Type of Attraction
The Bean, officially named Cloud Gate, is a highly-polished, mirrored bean-shaped sculpture located in Chicago’s Millennium Park. Created by Indian-born British artist Anish Kapoor, the public art installation is a popular backdrop for Chicago tourists’ photos. The sculpture, inspired by liquid mercury, comprises 168 stainless steel plates that are welded together, and its polished exterior has no visible seams. The sculpture was dedicated on May 15, 2006.