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Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park


It was a different sort of unveiling that pleased the crowd who recently gathered at Governors State University to celebrate the Nathan Manilow Sculpture Park (NMSP), which graces the campus grounds.

After viewing large photo murals of some of the more significant works in the 26-piece outdoor collection, those present were introduced to the park through a short documentary by the award-winning director Seth McClellan of Frankfort.

McClellan, whose documentary works have won numerous film festival awards and screenings and been shown on WTTW Chicago, applied his video production talents to reveal the natural beauty of the park, establish the importance of the works on exhibit, and decipher their meanings.The film explained the history of the park through a montage of archival photographs, film clips, and an interview with Lewis Manilow, builder, philanthropist, and art collector. Manilow founded the park and named it for his father, Nathan, the visionary developer. In the film, he spoke of the park's inception, development, and future.