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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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...