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  • AIC board puts surreal spin on anniversary ball

    AIC board puts surreal spin on anniversary ball
    The Auxiliary Board of the Art Institute of Chicago celebrated its 40th anniversary Oct. 12 with Nothing Is As It Appears, a masked ball attended by 370 at the Modern Wing. Inspired by surrealist Magritte, actors from Collaboraction Theatre Company...
  • Maya Romanoff, fabric designer, 1941-2014

     Maya Romanoff, fabric designer, 1941-2014
    Maya Romanoff discovered the magic of dying fabric when he saw tie-dyed T-shirts at the Woodstock music festival in 1969. He turned that fascination with colors and fabric into a career, starting the Skokie corporation that bears his name and has...
  • Gift pick No. 9: Ben Medansky's irreverent stoneware

    Only about a year has passed since Ben Medansky started his own studio, but already his cheeky wabi sabi ceramics have landed on the shelves of stores in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and New York. “Ceramics is something you do every day,&...
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  • Contrarian Mat Gleason joins L.A.'s establishment art club, kind of

     Contrarian Mat Gleason joins L.A.'s establishment art club, kind of
    Mat Gleason, in a black Smiths T-shirt and black jeans, a point-and-shoot camera swinging from his neck, surveys the chaos inside his Chinatown art gallery, Coagula Curatorial. Hammers pound, a buzz saw whines and two workmen weld metal braces onto a...
  • Jean Goldman, art historian

     Jean Goldman, art historian
    When she was a child, Jean Goldman used to create art shows for family members, dangling drawings from clothespins in her bedroom. Decades later, Goldman, an art historian, and her husband, Steven, a former Northwestern University Law School professor...
  • Getty gives $5 million to plan next PST, on Latino/Latin American art

    Getty gives $5 million to plan next PST, on Latino/Latin American art
    Fueled by $5 million in grants from the J. Paul Getty Trust, 42 museums and other arts institutions from San Diego to Santa Barbara have begun tracing the prominent Latino and Latin American strand in Southern California’s cultural DNA, including...
  • 'Coach K' proud recipient of Lincoln Award

    'Coach K' proud recipient of Lincoln Award
    Mike Krzyzewski woke up early Saturday, elated to do something he rarely can. The Duke and USA Olympic men's basketball coach, winner of two gold medals and four NCAA national championships, went on a tour of his old haunts on the city's Northwest side....
  • 'Family Guy' visits Art Institute of Chicago

    'Family Guy' visits Art Institute of Chicago
    “Family Guy” made a brief visit to Chicago during Sunday’s episode, “The Most Interesting Man in the World.” And like most things “Family Guy,” it was both funny and insulting. Peter is sent on a business trip...
  • Isabel Manalo art pays tribute to Philippines tragedy

     Isabel Manalo art pays tribute to Philippines tragedy
    WHAT: Isabel Manalo's exhibition at the Orlando Museum of Art, "Stitching the Seam," is in its final days. Her work of hand-sewn stitching combines language and images. A Filipino-American multimedia artist, Manalo uses the pre-colonial alphabet of the...
  • Christopher Wool: The nihilist's artist

    Christopher Wool: The nihilist's artist
    A phrase looms large midway through the Art Institute's Christopher Wool retrospective: THE HARDER YOU LOOK THE HARDER YOU LOOK. Spelled out in the artist's signature style, bold black letters stenciled across a glossy white aluminum rectangle, this can...