| Oct 1, 2014
| 1:04 PM
Shimmering mosaics. Liturgical vestments. Classical sculpture. Elaborate jewelry. Comprising 63 works, "Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium From Greek Collections" is a modestly sized exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago that in its considerable...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 1:52 PM
Peter Bacon Hales was a cultural historian, photographer, author and art history professor who taught for 30 years at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Mr. Hales wrote books about the cultural and environmental history of the Manhattan Project, how...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 1:49 PM
Ars Viva Symphony Orchestra: Concertmaster David Taylor is the soloist, playing Lalo's "Symphonie Espagnole" on the season opener under the baton of music director Alan Heatherington. Dvorak's "Carnival Overture" and Brahms' Fourth Symphony complete the...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Mark Landis didn't become an art imitator for the money. Using his name along with several aliases — he even posed as a Catholic priest — Landis attempted to donate 100 fakes to some 50 institutions in 20 states. And because he has not...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 2:22 PM
On Monday, Noah Haidle's "Smokefall" opens on the main stage of the Goodman Theatre. If you follow theater in Chicago, you might have read something about this remarkable play about a Grand Rapids, Mich., family seen across several generations. It...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 2:36 PM
Now that the Art Institute of Chicago has been named the world’s best museum, perhaps local folks will be inspired to pay a visit.
Even better, maybe more parents will consider what a great family outing this destination could be.
| Sep 23, 2014
| 2:34 PM
The Sept. 19 Chicago Tribune editorial on the world’s best museum was outstanding and well-deserved.
I have been a member of the Art Institute of Chicago for many years.
I also have been a volunteer there for more than 20 years.
| Sep 19, 2014
If you were asked to name Chicago's single greatest cultural contribution, you would probably stifle the impulse to say the hot dog. You might say it's the city's stunning architecture. If you're of a cynical bent, you might say it's our world-class...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 9:46 AM
Sometime soon, should you find yourself backstage at the Museum of Contemporary Art, wandering its administrative offices, be sure to look for the pencil drawing of David Bowie as a banana. It is not an official curated piece of museum art; rather, it...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 1:47 PM
Thad Seymour, president emeritus of Rollins College, raised his glass and gave a toast, "To perseverance!"
It was elegant in its simplicity.
And dead on in summarizing the grit and resolve it took to get to this moment.
It's been one year since...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 2:02 PM
The couple in "American Gothic" may be blushing. The Art Institute of Chicago, home to Grant Wood's iconic American painting and several other works of art, is the No. 1 museum in the U.S. and in the world, according to Travelers Choice awards announced...