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  • New Art Institute exhibit focuses on works of architect Jeanne Gang

    New Art Institute exhibit focuses on works of architect Jeanne Gang
    Architecture is an optimistic discipline: Nobody builds without believing in the future. In the new show "Building: Inside Studio Gang Architects" at the Art Institute of Chicago, architect Jeanne Gang and her crew take hope to a whole new level. Each of...
  • Prentice Hospital debate goes deeper than surface appearance

    Prentice Hospital debate goes deeper than surface appearance
    Bertrand Goldberg did not believe in preservation. He said so. If he were still here we would be having a disagreement. Goldberg was, of course, the architect of the original Prentice Hospital as well as the much-loved Marina City; he died in 1997. It'...
  • Chef Susan Feniger pops into town for dinner, book signing

    Chef Susan Feniger pops into town for dinner, book signing
    Chef Susan Feniger heads to town Aug. 16 to celebrate her latest cookbook “Susan Feniger’s Street Food” (Clarkson Potter) with a book signing/demo at Williams-Sonoma on Michigan Avenue and a pop-up restaurant at Tony Mantuano’s...
  • Dining for the culture

    Dining for the culture
    WASHINGTON — Add the culinary scene to your agenda when visiting Washington, but don't look in the usual places. Try to snag a lunch reservation at the National Gallery of Art's Garden Cafe. If you're lucky enough to get a table at what has...
  • Readers share ratings, quibbles

    Readers share ratings, quibbles
    The awards season has run its course. It's always a relief to see it in the rearview mirror. Even the winners feel that way. Many of the award-winners qualifying for very goodness and even greatness fed an ongoing debate about historical fiction on...
  • Citywide Expo Art Week announced

    Citywide Expo Art Week announced
    Several of the city's major cultural institutions announced plans Tuesday to join together this fall for a "citywide celebration of arts and culture." Dubbed “Expo Art Week,” the event is set to encompass museum and gallery exhibitions,...
  • Confronting artist Kara Walker

    Confronting artist Kara Walker
    Kara Walker will be difficult. This gets whispered to you by enough people in the art world and you start to believe it: She's humorless! Confrontational! Intimidating! David Mamet intimidating! And this week, before the Thursday opening of “...
  • Art Institute review: When Picasso met Chicago

    Art Institute review: When Picasso met Chicago
    In 1913, the Art Institute did something astonishing. It opened its hallowed halls to an exhibition so radical that it would forever alter the course of art-making in the United States. The event was the International Exhibition of Modern Art, better...
  • Lower prices make winter a great time to visit the Windy City

    Lower prices make winter a great time to visit the Windy City
    CHICAGO - It's sleek, shiny and sensational. But let's add two more words to describe Chicago for tourists: darn expensive. On Feb. 1, admission to the Art Institute of Chicago jumped to $23 for out-of-state visitors. In the past month, a host of...
  • Smorgasbord for the soul

    Smorgasbord for the soul
    Lately I've been having some excellent lunches downtown. One day I had a fabulous repast of Poulenc and Prokofiev. Another time, I enjoyed several delicious servings of Georgia O'Keeffe. And on Friday, I chewed over some Heidegger. I've been on a kick...
  • Shedd says it draws most visitors of any U.S. aquarium

    Shedd says it draws most visitors of any U.S. aquarium
    The Shedd Aquarium reclaimed its attendance title among the nation’s major non-profit aquariums after trailing the relatively new Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta for the last five years. Nearly 2.17 million people visited the Shedd in 2012, a 2 percent...