Revealing Chicago: An Aerial Portrait was displayed on the Central Chase Promenade and South Boeing Gallery from June 10 to October 10, 2005. The exhibit featured 100 images from Chicago metropolitan area taken on 50 flights that occurred between March 2003 and August 2004 at various seasons of the year. Photographer Terry Evans, a Chicagoan, says that although 90% of the photographs were taken while in a helicopter, her preferred method of travel is hot air balloon, but Chicago was usually too windy to shoot by balloon.
Chicago Tribune art critic Alan G. Artner noted that the Mark di Suvero installation (2007–-08) hosted at the smaller Boeing Galleries was limited to his midsize pieces, and even these were a bit tightly bunched. He felt the Chase Promenade might have served as a better forum and would have left the artist unfettered to choose from a wider range of pieces. From February 1 through February 29, 2008, Millennium Park hosted a winter celebration called the Museum of Modern Ice. This event featured an exhibition located on the Central Promenade by artist Gordon Halloran entitled Paintings Below Zero. The exhibition's centerpiece was an abstract artwork on the surface of four ice panels that measured . In addition to the icewall painting, Halloran painted the surface of the McCormick Tribune Ice Rink.