Urbs in Horto II

On March 4, 1837, Chicago was officially incorporated as a city. Its government adopted the Latin phrase “Urbs in Horto” as the new city’s motto. Translating to “City in a Garden,” the motto was chosen with the hopes that Chicago would add more parkland. However, despite its near two centuries worth of growth and history, Chicago doesn’t quite live up to its original slogan but still offers people reason to love it. 

For this March 2018 group show, Nate Otto + friends created work in celebration of Chicago's 181st birthday.