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  • Millionaires with museums? Chicago's had a few

    Millionaires with museums? Chicago's had a few
    A millionaire — an iconoclastic, private collection — a plan for a museum in a city park. Sound familiar? It should. It is not only George Lucas' proposal for a museum on Chicago's lakefront, but also one that is old hat for the city....
  • Classical Corner

    Classical Corner
    Pick of the Week Newberry Consort: Chicago's enterprising early music ensemble begins its season with "Musica Barroca Mexicana," a program of Mexican and Italian Baroque vocal and instrumental works, several of them U.S. premieres, newly discovered in...
  • Aaron Morse at Acme: Paintings of sublime worlds gone wrong

    Aaron Morse at Acme: Paintings of sublime worlds gone wrong
    Aaron Morse’s new paintings suggest, ever so subtly, that something has gone god-awfully wrong with the world we live in. The elusiveness of the problem intensifies the strength of Morse’s user-friendly pictures, not to mention their emotional...
  • Train your eyes on three great photographers

    Train your eyes on three great photographers
    That I have spent more than four decades writing for newspapers has done nothing to enlighten me to the mystery of photography. Working with dozens of men and women with cameras who accompanied me on hundreds of stories, I have watched as they did their...
  • Keep George Lucas museum off the lake

    Keep George Lucas museum off the lake
    George Lucas' proposed lakefront museum is a bad idea. A really bad idea. And not because it may be illegal, as some lakefront preservationists argue. That is, even if the museum is perfectly legal, it is perfectly misplaced and ill-conceived. To...
  • Emanuel set to outline re-election agenda in five speeches

    Emanuel set to outline re-election agenda in five speeches
    Nearly four months before voters will decide whether he gets a second term, Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday night began to detail what his re-election campaign will look like. The mayor plans to give five policy speeches for what he hopes will be...
  • Humanities Festival preview: Journey off the beaten path

    Humanities Festival preview: Journey off the beaten path
    Long before Lollapalooza became a fixture in Grant Park, long before Riot Fest and Pitchfork Music Festival and the myriad other concentrations of cultural events that have come to define the city's warm-weather entertainment scene, there was the...
  • Big crowd of visitors makes a run for Art Institute

    Big crowd of visitors makes a run for Art Institute
    The Art Institute of Chicago on Monday enjoyed a marathon of a different kind as almost 2,000 runners took advantage of an offer of free admission. Those numbers helped fuel a visitor surge comparable to the museum's biggest attendance day in 2013,...
  • Chicago-area classical music recommendations

    Chicago-area classical music recommendations
    Bach Organ Project: The WFMT-sponsored series devoted to the complete solo organ works of J.S. Bach continues with two weekend recitals. Stephen Alltop performs at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Alice Millar Chapel (1870 Sheridan Road, Evanston). Michael Costello...
  • 80 years of iconic art by famed Pop artist Robert Indiana on view at Allentown Art Museum

    For centuries, artists have incorporated the written word into their art. Robert Indiana, one of the original American Pop artists, made them the focus of his artistic career. Today, Indiana's words are some of the most recognizable in the world. His...
  • Neoimpressionism exhibit makes points about poetry, music's influence

    Neoimpressionism exhibit makes points about poetry, music's influence
    Museum exhibitions about the great artist Georges Seurat and his band of Neoimpressionists usually delve into the new scientific theories of light and color that made many painters in the late 19th century experiment with novel ways of applying paint to a...