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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...
  • Correction: Sotheby's-Spring Art Auction story

    In a May 12 story about the Sotheby's Spring art auction, The Associated Press erroneously reported the estimate of the value of pop and contemporary artwork donated by philanthropist Stefan Edlis to the Art Institute of Chicago. It is about $400 million,...
  • Charles Ray's aluminum sculpture on display at Art Institute

    The first major exhibition of Charles Ray's work opens at the Art Institute of Chicago this week. "Charles Ray: Sculpture, 1997-2014," features 18 works of the Chicago-born sculptor. It opens Friday on the second floor of the Modern Wing. It will run...
  • 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...
  • Family holds first 'photo exhibit' showing rare King Ganaway works

    Family holds first 'photo exhibit' showing rare King Ganaway works
    MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — In this mid-South city of more than 100,000 people, which was the scene of one of the Civil War's bloodiest battles, a group of about 30 people gathered to celebrate the art of a pioneering African-American photographer who...
  • Decorative duck decoys on display in West Dundee

    Decorative duck decoys on display in West Dundee
    For Harold Haertel, woodcarving began as a hobby. Born in 1904, the East Dundee resident began making decoys as a boy to use for hunting along the river. "Then he got into making decorative birds," Tom Haertel said of his father, who passed away in...
  • 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....