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  • 10 key works from the $400 million donation to the Art Institute

    10 key works from the $400 million donation to the Art Institute
    Amid the excitement over the news Tuesday that the Art Institute of Chicago will receive its largest-ever art gift, $400 million worth of postwar works donated by Chicago philanthropists Stefan Edlis and Gael Neeson, the art itself may have taken a back seat.
  • Art Institute of Chicago gets its largest gift ever, including 9 Warhols

    Art Institute of Chicago gets its largest gift ever, including 9 Warhols
    A major private contemporary art collection with a value estimated at $400 million is being donated to the Art Institute of Chicago by local philanthropists Stefan Edlis and Gael Neeson, in what the museum is calling the largest gift of art in its history...

    Fiddler, composer Liz Carroll on the life she has woven around Irish music

     Fiddler, composer Liz Carroll on the life she has woven around Irish music
    When it comes to her career, Liz Carroll would be the first to say she has the luck of the Irish. "I still can't believe I've made a living playing Irish music," says Carroll, 58. "I never thought it was possible." Carroll has received major honors...

    Some key moments in Archibald Motley's life and art

    Some key moments in Archibald Motley's life and art
    1891: Born Archibald John Motley Jr. in New Orleans on Oct. 7 to Mary Huff Motley and Archibald John Motley Sr. 1894: Motley family moves to Chicago. 1914-18: Motley studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He's pardoned from military...

    Art online turns into reality

    Art online turns into reality
    The high school students stood in front of "Nighthawks," the real version of the 1942 Edward Hopper painting they'd previously studied in a digital incarnation. Somebody pointed an iPhone toward them, and pressed record. "What can I get you guys?"...