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  • 14 ways to secure 'favorite' status this Mother's Day

    14 ways to secure 'favorite' status this Mother's Day
    Let someone else cut off the crusts on Mother's Day. It's the most popular brunch day of the year, according to the National Restaurant Association. But that's not the only way, or day, to make mom feel like the queen she really is. From mimosas to...
  • Parlez-vous French music? The CSO does, festively so

    Parlez-vous French music? The CSO does, festively so
    Not since the Jean Martinon era has the Chicago Symphony Orchestra enjoyed a particularly strong identification with French music. The orchestra's necessarily central allegiance to the Austro-German symphonic tradition has had much to do with that. So...
  • Obama library will be prime architectural commission

     Obama library will be prime architectural commission
    It's destined to be Chicago's architectural commission of the decade, a building that gives physical form to the soaring ideals of the nation's first African-American president. Which begs the question: Who will design it? In the run-up to next...
  • Will L.A. County give its art the space it's due?

    Will L.A. County give its art the space it's due?
    In a prelude to its 50th anniversary celebration, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art released Swiss architect Peter Zumthor's most recent plan to expand the museum at the end of March. County money has been earmarked, and there's a sense that LACMA...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Tickets on sale for Chefs' Playground fundraiser

    Tickets on sale for Chefs' Playground fundraiser
    More than a dozen top Chicago chefs will join forces June 4 for the Chefs' Playground, a fundraising event for the Academy for Global Citizenship. The ACG is a Chicago Public Charter School on the city's Southwest Side. Chaired by chef Tony Mantuano...
  • School of Art Institute to award Kanye West honorary doctorate

    School of Art Institute to award Kanye West honorary doctorate
    Kanye West has a complicated history with higher education. He studied painting for a hot minute at the American Academy of Art on Michigan Avenue; then English at Chicago State University, where his mother, Donda, was chair of the English department....
  • Selfie sticks banned at global attractions, including Art Institute

    Selfie sticks banned at global attractions, including Art Institute
    "Selfie sticks" have now been banned at a growing list of global tourist attractions, including the Art Institute of Chicago, a French Palace and a British museum. The devices are used to improve snapshots, but critics say they are obnoxious and...
  • 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?"...