| Dec 2, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Check out festivals and events in December across the state.
Featured destination: Key West
Dec. 4-21: Key West 'Bight' Before Christmas, Key West. Live holiday music, games for the kids, free cookies and eggnog, holiday cheer and a chance for...
| Nov 15, 2014
| 10:00 AM
It's not that the house has good bones or bad bones, but that it has been nothing but bones — for nearly nine years.
Surrounded by a chain-link fence, decried by the neighbors and gawked at by passersby, the skeletal remains of 2810 E. 1st St....
| Nov 17, 2014
| 5:28 PM
The J. Paul Getty Museum’s newest acquisition, an 1881 Édouard Manet painting for which the museum paid more than $65 million, will go on view on Nov. 25.
The painting, “Spring (Le Printemps),” will hang with other Impressionist and...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 12:07 PM
Trying to preserve Hong Kong’s protest art, the Smithsonian's newly unveiled plan to gussy up its campus, the word of the year and how college museums are big and getting bigger. Plus: The incredible story behind the needlepoint created by a young...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 5:34 PM
When the Puerto Rican duo Calle 13 hit the international airwaves in 2005 with its eponymous debut album, it quickly smashed early perceptions that it was just another reggaeton act.
Yes, the lyrics were bawdy, but they were also funny, smart and...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 5:00 PM
Chicago's museums aren't the only homes to thought-provoking, inspiring and exceptional works of art.
Consider the bronze sculpture by Christopher Wool called "Untitled (2013)," which stands next to Buckingham Fountain in Grant Park. A temporary...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 4:54 PM
The Smithsonian responds to the assault allegations against Bill Cosby, protesters find a new urban tool for making themselves heard, George Lucas’ museum is causing kerfuffles in Chicago and novelist Ursula K. Le Guin gives a giant Web retailer...
| Nov 27, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Norwegian painter Odd Nerdrum famously obsesses over his large-scale, classical works, often repainting his canvases over and over again with the help of a small band of apprentices. Working in the Old Master style, his apprentices live and work with him,...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 3:20 PM
For some, the holiday season can be more than just a celebration — it can be a chance to relive Christmases past.
"It's all about the learning experience," says Amanda Richardson of the Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center in Kutztown....
| Nov 11, 2014
| 6:20 AM
The bar for gala performances marking milestones at the Music Center got set pretty high when it opened in December 1964. Jascha Heifetz, Van Cliburn, Frank Sinatra, Diahann Carroll, Vikki Carr and Tony Bennett were among the luminaries in an opening-week...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 4:36 PM
Striking street images from the Prague Spring, the surreal virtual worlds generated by an artist and his mother, photography that blurs the line between fact and fiction, and a talk by a prominent Guatemalan performance artist on art in our heady...