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  • 'David Rathman: Stand by Your Accidents' at Orlando Museum of Art

     'David Rathman: Stand by Your Accidents' at Orlando Museum of Art
    WHAT: With ink, oil paint, and watercolor, David Rathman examines the notion of masculinity. Images of rock 'n' roll and the American frontier, sports and cars fill his works, which often capture a single, crucial moment in time. The Orlando Museum of...
  • Peter Bacon Hales, professor at UIC, dies

    Peter Bacon Hales, professor at UIC, dies
    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...
  • Success from sorrow, and a predecessor for 'Smokefall'

    Success from sorrow,  and a predecessor for 'Smokefall'
    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...
  • 'David Bowie Is': How do you fit a rocker into an art museum?

    'David Bowie Is': How do you fit a rocker into an art museum?
    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...
  • Art Institute's listing as best museum is well-deserved

    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. Having the...
  • Art Institute is a great family destintation

    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. — Carole...
  • The Capen House: Not just a house

    The Capen House: Not just a house
    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...
  • Painting imitator in 'Art and Craft' documentary says he wanted attention, not fortune

    Painting imitator in 'Art and Craft' documentary says he wanted attention, not fortune
    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...
  • Chicago-area classical music picks

    Chicago-area classical music picks
    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...
  • Chicago's moving to the myriad beats of Latino music

     Chicago's moving to the myriad beats of Latino music
    What exactly is meant by the term "Latino music"? The rubric is so all-encompassing as to be virtually meaningless, for there are at least as many styles and genres and varieties of Latino music as there are Latino and Hispanic cultures on the planet....
  • Mixed-media artist Barbara Aubin dies

     Mixed-media artist Barbara Aubin dies
    Barbara Aubin, a Chicago artist and art teacher, helped start the Chicago Women's Caucus for Art in the early 1970s and taught for years at Chicago State University. Ms. Aubin, 86, died of ascending cholangitis caused by an infection of the bile duct on...