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  • German architect Frei Otto wins 2015 Pritzker Prize a day after his death

     German architect Frei Otto wins 2015 Pritzker Prize a day after his death
    A day after his death, German architect Frei Otto, best known for the tentlike structures of the 1972 summer Olympics in Munich, on Tuesday was named the 2015 winner of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, the field's highest honor. Sponsored by Chicago's...
  • Wednesday: Eat. Drink. Do.

    Wednesday: Eat. Drink. Do.
    A '90's night, corned beef selfies for museum tickets and more things to do in Chicago on Wednesday, March 11. EAT Silverado Vineyards Wine Dinner The Glunz Tavern 1202 N. Wells St. 312-642-3000 A four-course dinner with pairings from the...
  • Tickets on sale for Chefs' Playground fundraiser

    Tickets on sale for Chefs' Playground fundraiser
    More than a dozen top Chicago chefs will join forces June 4 for the Chefs' Playground, a fundraising event for the Academy for Global Citizenship. The ACG is a Chicago Public Charter School on the city's Southwest Side. Chaired by chef Tony Mantuano...
  • 15 things to do with your kids Feb. 16-22

      Monday, Feb. 16: CHICAGO AUTO SHOW FAMILY DAY Your junior mechanics and race car drivers didn't need an official day to check out all the cars on display through Feb. 22. Nevertheless the Chicago Auto Show hosts its annual Family Day on Presidents...
  • WTTW's Baer visits Wilmette to talk North Shore history

    WTTW's Baer visits Wilmette to talk North Shore history
    North Shore art lovers were treated to a special luncheon Jan. 23 as Public Television's Geoffrey Baer stopped by the Michigan Shores Club in Wilmette. Baer's visit was sponsored by the Winnetka Community Associates of the Art Institute of Chicago,...
  • Artist captures family history in Black History exhibit

    Artist captures family history in Black History exhibit
    The hardy catalpa tree, known for its aromatic yellow and cream blossoms in June and its ruddy banana stems that drop as fruit in fall, is a symbol to Jevoid Simmons, an Evanston artist exhibiting wood carvings during Black History Month. Simmons, an...
  • Sonnenzimmer continues to rise in Chicago art world

    Sonnenzimmer continues to rise in Chicago art world
    Just off Irving Park Road in North Center, on one of those lonesome industrial strips where the bricks and mortar blend effortlessly with the overcast Chicago afternoon, there is a building you cannot enter, you are not invited to visit and you would...
  • Museums reflect on lower attendance in 2014

    Museums reflect on lower attendance in 2014
    If you've ever tried to go to, say, Shedd Aquarium or the Museum of Science and Industry on the Sunday of a school vacation week, you'll agree that fewer museum visitors isn't necessarily a bad thing. By that standard, Chicago's museums did well in...
  • Surprising details about Chicago mayoral and City Council candidates

    Surprising details about Chicago mayoral and City Council candidates
    Please tell us something about yourself that would surprise us. That question has become something of a tradition here when the Editorial Board seeks out the views of candidates in each election cycle. We ask them what they think about the hot issues of...
  • Happy birthday, Chicago!

    Happy birthday, Chicago!
    Happy 178th birthday, Chicago! Wednesday marks 178 years since the city was incorporated in 1837. Here are a few reasons why after 178 years, the Second City is second to none. • With SNL poaching our talent, it's no wonder Chicago has been...
  • Family holds first 'photo exhibit' showing rare King Ganaway works

    Family holds first 'photo exhibit' showing rare King Ganaway works
    MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — In this mid-South city of more than 100,000 people, which was the scene of one of the Civil War's bloodiest battles, a group of about 30 people gathered to celebrate the art of a pioneering African-American photographer who...