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  • The Art Institute video collection is on YouTube

    The Art Institute video collection is on YouTube
    The artist William Wegman is probably best known for his photographs of Weimaraners. For decades now he has been able to coax his pet dogs to pose stoically before his lens, offering a steady, curious, tolerant gaze to the camera despite the oddball...
  • Getty hires new top fundraiser after early efforts show modest results

    Getty hires new top fundraiser after early efforts show modest results
    The J. Paul Getty Trust is plugging a fresh executive into what's perhaps the art world's most counterintuitive job: getting rich folks, corporations and charitable foundations to make big cash donations to an organization that already sits on a pile of...
  • Maggie Daley Park a seed with potential to blossom

     Maggie Daley Park a seed with potential to blossom
    At this awkward stage in its young life, the new Maggie Daley Park brings to mind a gangly teenager. Energetic? Absolutely. Graceful? Not yet. It's strange to come upon this park, whose towering, tripod-shaped light masts resemble giant praying mantises...
  • Hundreds attend Maggie Daley Park ribbon-cutting

    Hundreds attend Maggie Daley Park ribbon-cutting
    With the debut of Chicago’s Maggie Daley Park on Saturday, the snaky “bridge to nowhere” over Columbus Drive finally gets somewhere to go, the city gets another superpark tourist draw and Mayor Rahm Emanuel gets something more to brag...
  • After 2 years of construction, Maggie Daley Park opens

    After 2 years of construction, Maggie Daley Park opens
    As a construction crew drilled slabs onto climbing walls, thickened ice on the skating ribbon and finished laying a bright, soft surface on the playground inside Maggie Daley Park, Chicago Park District officials let their inner kid out. Rob Rejman,...
  • Chicago's best visual art in 2014

    Chicago's best visual art in 2014
    This has been a year of bittersweet goodbyes, as some of the brightest curators in Chicago have left for Toronto, Philadelphia, Kassel, Germany, and beyond. 2015 will fill those Lucite platform shoes with who-knows-who, but in the meantime, here's what we...
  • Art Institute's exhibit on cities offers striking insight on today's unrest

     Art Institute's exhibit on cities offers striking insight on today's unrest
    Buildings going up in flames. Militarized police forces. Demonstrators disrupting routines of city life. These images aren't from news coverage of fallout from controversial police actions in Ferguson, Mo., and Staten Island. They form a record of...
  • New 'Star Wars' lightsabers have some technical problems, experts say

     New 'Star Wars' lightsabers have some technical problems, experts say
    Lop off your fingers, the new "Star Wars" lightsaber will. Know this, every Jedi knight should. Happily, I can't write this entire column using a Yoda Speak Generator. So in simple Chicagoese, I'll tell you this: My experts insist that if you use that...
  • Museum of Contemporary Art: An easy-to-like place for difficult art

    Museum of Contemporary Art: An easy-to-like place for difficult art
    A recent visit to Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art discovered in its galleries: • A photograph depicting a photograph of the photographer's eye as it bathed in a darkroom solution. • A one-armed 1930s male mannequin in a girl's dress...
  • RedEye Rundown: Holiday buses, ice skating and more insanity

    RedEye Rundown: Holiday buses, ice skating and more insanity
    A week from now, we'll be eating leftovers.  But until then, we all have to live our lives and pretend like we're watching what we consume ahead of Thanksgiving. So listen up. There's a lot to catch you up on this week. Sit back and enjoy this week'...
  • Chicago's outdoor art gallery

    Chicago's outdoor art gallery
    Chicago's museums aren't the only homes to thought-provoking, inspiring and exceptional works of art. Consider the bronze sculpture by Christopher Wool called "Untitled (2013)," which stands next to Buckingham Fountain in Grant Park. A temporary...