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  • Looking at Picasso from Chicago's angle

    Looking at Picasso from Chicago's angle
    The funny thing is, Pablo Picasso never even set foot in Chicago, let alone anywhere else in the United States. That untitled 50-foot-tall sculpture in Daley Plaza, the city's most iconic piece of public art as well as Picasso's only work of its kind?...
  • Oscars and American history: True, or true enough?

    Oscars and American history: True, or true enough?
    A modest proposal: Movies exploring some aspect of American history, such as “Argo,” “Lincoln” and “Zero Dark Thirty,” should leave off the “based on a true story” or “inspired by true events”...
  • MCA show explores destruction and how it relates to creation

    MCA show explores destruction and how it relates to creation
    It's not every day you get invited to witness a museum destroy a work of art. And not just any work of art — a nearly 60-year-old piece from the Japanese master Saburo Murakami. In fact, because Murakami died in 1996, the Museum of Contemporary...
  • Confronting artist Kara Walker

    Confronting artist Kara Walker
    Kara Walker will be difficult. This gets whispered to you by enough people in the art world and you start to believe it: She's humorless! Confrontational! Intimidating! David Mamet intimidating! And this week, before the Thursday opening of “...
  • Dana Hall re-emerges with a new band and a fresh approach

    Dana Hall re-emerges with a new band and a fresh approach
    Last year was a volatile one for the inimitable Chicago drummer-bandleader-composer Dana Hall. With the considerable help of ace arts administrator Kate Dumbleton, Hall had rejuvenated the Chicago Jazz Ensemble, which William Russo had created at...
  • Ringling showcases 'L.A. Style' in Sarasota

    Ringling showcases 'L.A. Style' in Sarasota
    It's a fine time to be a photography fan in Florida. Less than a month ago, I reported on a terrific exhibit of Annie Leibovitz portraits on display through June 9 at the Norton Museum of Art (nortonmuseum.org) in West Palm Beach. Now, there's an...
  • CSO's Citizen Musician seeks right note

    CSO's Citizen Musician seeks right note
    A little more than two years ago, the curtain lifted on the Chicago Symphony Orchestra-led Citizen Musician initiative, and CSO Association President Deborah Rutter told an overflow crowd at the Chicago Cultural Center: “All of you are citizen...
  • Electric Daisy Carnival: Dance music festival sets rave lineup for Joliet racetrack

    Electric Daisy Carnival: Dance music festival sets rave lineup for Joliet racetrack
    A lineup including top-tier DJs and electronic artists such as David Guetta, Armin van Buuren, Avicii, Kaskade, Tiesto and Above & Beyond will be announced Thursday for the first Electric Daisy Carnival in the Chicago area, May 24-26 at Chicagoland...
  • X-Ray art bewilders and beguiles

    X-Ray art bewilders and beguiles
    Thomas B. Kinraide was an electrical engineer first and only secondly an artist. But there's no doubt that the pioneering photographs the Massachusetts inventor made in the 1890s of the high-frequency electrical currents used to generate X-rays have...
  • All the kitchen's a stage: Why Chicago breeds great restaurants and theater companies

    All the kitchen's a stage: Why Chicago breeds great restaurants and theater companies
    Over the past 25 years or so, two surging art forms have elevated cultural Chicago on the global stage: theater and fine dining. Is this coincidence or correlation? I mean no disrespect to dancers, musicians or rockers, nor architects, painters, poets...
  • Ancient Greeks remade human figure

    Ancient Greeks remade human figure
    More than 2,600 years after Athenian artists started one of the most influential revolutions in the history of art, few people recognize that there was ever such a consequential war of taste — or that so much of what distinguishes Western art...