Navy Pier presents Flow – Water Brings Life to Chicago The Photography of Barry Butler Through December 31, 2023

“Navy Pier is honored to open a new exhibit, ‘Flow – Water Brings Life to Chicago.’

“Barry Butler’s 22-image exhibit is a celebration of many of the picturesque views of Lake Michigan, the Chicago River and Buckingham Fountain throughout the city. The gorgeous collection, showcasing all seasons, reveals enchanting water attractions around Chicago from both the sky and the ground.

“‘Barry Butler’s ability to see the extraordinary in everyday locations, combined with an unflinching talent for capturing the right moment with lightning-strike precision, has led him to be called ‘Chicago’s picture poet,’ and we’re thrilled to showcase his extraordinary photography here at Navy Pier,” said Navy Pier President and CEO, Marilynn Gardner. ‘It’s exciting to see the city you love through the eyes of an artist who shares that same passion for Chicago.’

“Guests can find the new exhibit between partners Kilwin’s Chicago at Navy Pier and Making History Chicago (garage doors 5 and 6). Each image featured in the exhibit also includes a unique QR code through which visitors can watch a video with more information about the photo. The exhibit will run through December 31, 2023.

“‘I am thrilled to bring my photography to Navy Pier. I’ve captured images from around the world; but photographing Chicago is truly a passion project,” said photographer Barry Butler. “Whether you live in Chicago or are a tourist to the Windy City, you will find that water brings life to Chicago. I am so grateful to capture these treasured moments for a lifetime.’ (


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