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  • How are Romney, Obama connected to the arts?

    How are Romney, Obama connected to the arts?
    Art hardly ever comes up as a campaign issue in presidential elections. But once voters decide, the artistic tastes of the first family become well known from the pieces they choose to adorn the White House. Barack Obama has long taken pride in his...
  • Family's racial history comes into focus

    Family's racial history comes into focus
    On a warm late September evening in one of the nicer high-rises on Chicago's Marine Drive, Brenda Fredericks peered over her glasses and surveyed a large group of relatives from her husband's family, many of whom she had never met before. Some were...
  • "A Nearly Perfect Copy" by Allison Amend

    In the gifted hands of Allison Amend, the international art world is so full of intrigue and makes for such a smart page turner that when one is finished with the delicious novel "A Nearly Perfect Copy," a trip to the Art Institute of Chicago is in order....
  • Danh Vo wins 2012 Hugo Boss Prize from Guggenheim Foundation

    Danh Vo wins 2012 Hugo Boss Prize from Guggenheim Foundation
    Artist Danh Vo has been named the winner of the 2012 Hugo Boss Prize, which is administered by the Guggenheim Foundation. Vo, who was born in Vietnam in 1975 and grew up in Denmark, will have a solo exhibition at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New...
  • A focus as big as all outdoors

    A focus as big as all outdoors
    David Plowden's second-floor office in his Winnetka home is not the sanctuary that was his now-shuttered basement darkroom. It is more prone to distractions, but that is just one of the allowances that the celebrated 80-year-old photographer has made to...
  • Theoni Aldredge dies at 78; costume designer

    Theoni Aldredge dies at 78; costume designer
    Theoni V. Aldredge, a preeminent costume designer in theater and film who created wardrobes for more than 300 productions over nearly 50 years, died Friday at a Connecticut hospice, said her husband, actor Tom Aldredge. She was 78. Know for her...
  • Karl Benjamin dies at 86; painter created colorful geometric works

    Karl Benjamin dies at 86; painter created colorful geometric works
    Karl Benjamin, a painter of dazzling geometric abstractions who established a national reputation in 1959 as one of four Los Angeles-based Abstract Classicists and created a highly acclaimed body of work that celebrates the glories of color in all its...
  • Harry Jackson dies at 87; Western artist created famed John Wayne sculpture

    Harry Jackson dies at 87; Western artist created famed John Wayne sculpture
    Harry Jackson, an acclaimed Western artist who created the bronze equestrian sculpture of cowboy movie legend John Wayne that was installed in front of what was then the Great Western Savings & Loan office building on Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills...
  • The Goodman Theatre celebrates a decade of drama

    The Goodman Theatre celebrates a decade of drama
    When the new $46 million Goodman Theatre opened its doors on Dec. 11, 2000, with the inaugural performance of August Wilson's "King Hedley II," the Loop was beset by a blizzard. Ever cognizant of the political perils of Chicago snowstorms, Mayor Richard...
  • The mystery of the discolored Van Goghs

    The mystery of the discolored Van Goghs
    It's hard to imagine some of Vincent van Gogh's signature works without the vibrant strokes of yellow that brightened the sky in "Starry Night" and drenched his sunflowers in color. But the yellow hues in some of his paintings have mysteriously turned...
  • Willie Middlebrook dies; photographer documented African American life

    Willie Middlebrook dies; photographer documented African American life
    Willie Robert Middlebrook, a photographer who sought to enlarge public perceptions of the African American community through painterly depictions of its people and places, died Saturday at Brotman Medical Center in Culver City. He was 54. The cause was...