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Garfield Park Conservatory pays tribute to Prince

Written by
Nick Kotecki

It's fitting a place as magical as Garfield Park Conservatory would pay public tribute to Prince.

The institution was one of the first in Chicago to pay respects to The Purple One after news of his untimely death circulated Thursday morning. The conservatory's pond in the fern room was dyed purple and Prince's symbol was spread out in pennies on the bottom. Remember "The Artist Formerly Known As Prince" days?


"Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to get through this thing called life." — Prince


There isn't word on how long the penny art will be on display, so hurry on over to the conservatory and take a look—admission is absolutely, 100-percent free.

According to DNAinfo, the penny art is the handiwork of the fern room's curator, Gustav Roman, who has also done penny art tributes for David Bowie, the Chinese New Year, Black History Month and the Blackhawks.

Also, in addition to the many Prince parties that happened last night, the Chicago skyline was lit up purple in honor of The Purple One.

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