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  • 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?"...
  • 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....
  • Ireland exhibit at Art Institute goes beyond the blarney

    Ireland exhibit at Art Institute goes beyond the blarney
    Yes, the major exhibition of Irish art and craft works at the Art Institute of Chicago opened on St. Patrick's Day. But it is almost in rebuke to that holiday, or at least to the sloppy, stereotype-laden way it is often celebrated here. Laid out in...
  • Manes: Retired cartoonist from Hobart still a kick

    Manes: Retired cartoonist from Hobart still a kick
    "Speak softly and carry a big stick; you'll go far." — Theodore Roosevelt I recently visited Jim and Linda Mackey on their 37th wedding anniversary. The two lovebirds live in Hobart. Linda is from the southeast side of Chicago and attended Bowen...
  • St. Patrick's Day Parade: 'You don't have to be Irish to enjoy this'

    St. Patrick's Day Parade: 'You don't have to be Irish to enjoy this'
    Downtown Chicago was a sea of green Saturday as thousands flocked to the Loop for the city’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade -- and its many after-parties. Knobby-kneed Irish dancers, hair┬ápiled high with kinky curls, won the over crowd with...
  • Chicago aims to be world's greenest city on St. Patrick's weekend

    Chicago aims to be world's greenest city on St. Patrick's weekend
    Chicago is going for the title of "greenest city in the world" this weekend for the second year in a row. "We will have the most buildings lit up in green of any other city in the world," said Blair Ciecko, director of ShamROCK Chicago. "I don't think...
  • 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...
  • Selfie stick bans go into effect at French, UK attractions

    "Selfie sticks" have now been banned at a French palace and a British museum, joining a growing list of global tourist attractions to take such measures. The devices are used to improve snapshots, but critics say they are obnoxious and potentially...
  • Selfie sticks in Chicago: Banned at Art Institute, OK at MSI

    Selfie sticks in Chicago: Banned at Art Institute, OK at MSI
    What's something you can do in the Field Museum and the Museum of Science and Industry, but you can't do in the Art Institute and can only do in lobby spaces at the Museum of Contemporary Art? The answer — or at least one answer — is: Use a...
  • German architect Frei Otto wins 2015 Pritzker Prize a day after his death

     German architect Frei Otto wins 2015 Pritzker Prize a day after his death
    A day after his death, German architect Frei Otto, best known for the tentlike structures of the 1972 summer Olympics in Munich, on Tuesday was named the 2015 winner of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, the field's highest honor. Sponsored by Chicago's...