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  • 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...
  • Visual arts: Year's exhibitions were both ambitious and unpredictable

    Visual arts: Year's exhibitions were both ambitious and unpredictable
    The year 2012 brought exhibitions that were ambitious, unpredictable and sometimes downright messy — but when it comes to art, these are all good things. What's more, all that disheveled enthusiasm wasn't solely confined to the alternative spaces...
  • Artist Steve McQueen's work is what it is: Not as it seems

    Artist Steve McQueen's work is what it is: Not as it seems
    The celebrated British artist Steve McQueen has made two feature films in the past few years. "Hunger" won the Camera d'Or at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival for its vision of Irish Republican Army bomber Bobby Sands, and the hunger strike that ended his...
  • 10 things you might not know about razed Chicago

    10 things you might not know about razed Chicago
    Ever since the Great Fire of 1871, a cycle of destruction and rebuilding has been central to the Chicago story. This month, Northwestern University secured a permit to tear down Prentice Hospital so that it can build a biomedical research facility. Also...
  • Artist in residence brightens Cylburn Arboretum

    Artist in residence brightens Cylburn Arboretum
    Baltimore City's Cylburn Arboretum is an artist's paradise, which is why painter Patricia Bennett has been drawn to the 207-acre grounds of trees and gardens since 2005. But unlike other artists who dot the landscape of the longtime city park, Bennett,...
  • Looking at Picasso from Chicago's angle

    Looking at Picasso from Chicago's angle
    The funny thing is, Pablo Picasso never even set foot in Chicago, let alone anywhere else in the United States. That untitled 50-foot-tall sculpture in Daley Plaza, the city's most iconic piece of public art as well as Picasso's only work of its kind?...
  • Longtime zoo favorite returns in bronze

    Longtime zoo favorite returns in bronze
    The roar of Adelor, an African lion, was the highlight for many visitors to Lincoln Park Zoo for nearly 18 years before old age hushed his voice in 2012. On Saturday his roar won't be back but a life-size sculpture of the beloved big cat will be...
  • A real Steal for young artists

    A real Steal for young artists
    Diane Brigham customarily encounters youth eager to pursue their interests. In her 33 years as an arts educator, she has found them thirsty for big dreams. A staggering number fall short, though, in resources and access to necessary opportunities. "So...
  • Greg Cameron is Joffrey's new executive director

    Greg Cameron is Joffrey's new executive director
    Greg Cameron will take over as the new executive director of the Joffrey Ballet July 1 after leaving his post as chief operating officer of Window to the World Communications, Inc., the parent company of WTTW-Ch. 11 and WFMT-FM, the dance troupe announced...
  • Feds pursue Manhattan art dealer suspected of smuggling

    Feds pursue Manhattan art dealer suspected of smuggling
    Federal agents have seized an estimated $100 million in art over the last two years from a prominent Manhattan antiquities dealer they describe as one of the most prolific antiquities smugglers in the world. Subhash Kapoor, a 64-year-old American...
  • The creative process behind Edward Hopper's paintings

    NEW YORK — As 1938 came to a close, painter Edward Hopper was a man on a mission. Again and again, he would pick up his sketchbook and head for a cluster of New York City movie theaters. Sometimes it was the Republic or the Palace, other times the...