| May 7, 2015
| 9:17 AM
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...
| May 6, 2015
| 7:31 AM
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...
| May 15, 2015
| 1:46 PM
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,...
| May 12, 2015
| 1:05 AM
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...
| May 5, 2015
| 6:20 PM
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...
| May 2, 2015
| 5:00 AM
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...
| Apr 22, 2015
| 2:26 PM
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...
| Apr 22, 2015
| 5:32 AM
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...
| Mar 4, 2015
| 3:26 AM
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...
| Mar 2, 2015
| 1:18 PM
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...
| Mar 17, 2015
| 6:05 PM
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....