| Jun 25, 2014
| 4:48 PM
For more than a century, The Force -- as in the force of law -- has been with open space advocates as they battled to keep Chicago’s lakefront free of buildings.
In 1909, Aaron Montgomery Ward won a historic court fight that kept the Field...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 12:56 PM
While most travelers know to visit the Musee d'Orsay while in Paris or the Guggenheim Museum when in New York City, there are hundreds of buildings that get overlooked, either because of their location or simply the number of sites in the city deemed...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 8:19 AM
Dec 7 (Reuters) - Oslo dresses up in white lights ahead of Christmas but keeps the spirit of the season partly under wraps as befits a reserved Nordic capital with a winter shroud of darkness and some of Europe's highest food and drink prices....
| Jul 17, 2011
In a wide-ranging trip to Europe this year, I found three major new museums to love: in Amsterdam, the first satellite branch of Russia's celebrated Hermitage; in Rome, a long-awaited museum for contemporary arts that is a work of art itself; and in...
| Sep 4, 2011
On the third floor of a big, gray building at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, silver-haired docent Julie Chelminski recently stepped up to the middle of a hushed room and faced 15 spellbound tourists.
"On the walls of this room there were 9,000 drawers,"...
| Dec 2, 2011
| 9:52 AM
Griffin Court in the Modern Wing of the Art Institute was transformed into a giant snow globe for "Let it Snow," the inaugural holiday party hosted by the Woman's Board of the Art Institute. More than 350 adults and children welcomed in the holiday season...
| Dec 27, 2011
| 2:15 PM
"Pastry Paris: In Paris, Everything Looks Like Dessert"
Little Bookroom, $19.95
This book takes its subtitle literally because, according to author and graphic designer Susan Hochbaum, everything in Paris does indeed look like dessert. Maybe part of...
| Jul 30, 2011
| 7:28 PM
Standing atop a patch of churned-up dirt on a recent morning, James Corner was surrounded by mismatched palm trees, chipped sidewalks and sagging chain link: a typical slice of Southern California landscape caught unawares, hardly ready for its close-up....
| Nov 10, 2011
Each year I keep a running log to track restaurants slated to open each month. When this January rolled around and I started my new list, I fully expected the pace of openings to slow to a trickle.
That hasn't happened. Instead, despite the curdled...
| Jul 5, 2012
| 2:28 PM
Collectors Council taking art trip to Windy City
The deadline to sign up for an art-filled, group package trip to Chicago in September with the Laguna Art Museum's Contemporary Collectors Council is July 15.
LAM Executive Director Malcolm Warner will...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 11:22 AM
David Geffen has donated $25 million to the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences' new museum dedicated to the history of film. In recognition of the gift — the museum's largest commitment received to date — the academy will name a...