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  • Ruth Horwich, 1920-2014

     Ruth Horwich, 1920-2014
    A fixture in Chicago's art community for more than 55 years, Ruth Horwich championed young artists and donated significant pieces to the Smart Museum at the University of Chicago, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Contemporary Art. Her most...
  • Lucas Museum would offer art for our time

    Lucas Museum would offer art for our time
    Filmmaker George Lucas wants to build a museum of "narrative art" — "Star Wars" memorabilia and other popular works — on Chicago's lakefront, south of Soldier Field. Some park advocates oppose it, citing the law requiring an open lakefront....
  • Sighting: Nina Dobrev supports best friend Julianne Hough at Chicago Theatre performance

    Sighting: Nina Dobrev supports best friend Julianne Hough at Chicago Theatre performance
    There was a special guest in attendance for Derek and Julianne Hough’s Move Live On Tour show July 11 at the Chicago Theatre. Nina Dobrev (“The Vampire Diaries”) was on hand to support best friend Julianne. Afterward Dobrev and the...
  • Jane O'Connor Kerr, arts leader in Illinois and Chicago, dies

     Jane O'Connor Kerr, arts leader in Illinois and Chicago, dies
    Jane O'Connor Kerr was a leader in the fine arts and cultural communities in Chicago as well as statewide for decades. Mrs. Kerr, whose first husband was legendary Chicago broadcast newsman Len O'Connor, was appointed by Gov. Richard Ogilvie to serve on...
  • Keeping it surreal at Art Institute's Night Heist

    Keeping it surreal at Art Institute's Night Heist
    The Evening Associates Board of the Art Institute of Chicago presented its fourth annual Night Heist benefit in the museum's Modern Wing on July 11. Nearly 850 young professionals and art lovers attended the event influenced by the museum's newest...
  • Parents' art group offers 'anti-guided' tour of Art Institute

    Parents' art group offers 'anti-guided' tour of Art Institute
    A rebellious streak becomes socially acceptable—even smiled upon—Saturday morning when a group of artistic parents, Cultural ReProducers, teams up with art critic/historian Lori Waxman and the Art Institute of Chicago for "An Anti-Guided...
  • Leon Marinakos, engineer lectured on Greek history, 1924-2014

     Leon Marinakos, engineer lectured on Greek history, 1924-2014
    Leon Marinakos combined an interest in Greek history with skills as a photographer to put together scores of lectures on subjects ranging from the 1821 War of Greek Independence to intimate looks at modern-day Greece. "People who saw his slides...
  • Millennium Park: 10 years old and a boon for art, commerce and the cityscape

     Millennium Park: 10 years old and a boon for art, commerce and the cityscape
    Millennium Park, which turns 10 Wednesday, is the best thing former Mayor Richard M. Daley ever did. But as this month's titillating trial over a controversial contract for the Park Grill shows, the popular park has never fully detached itself from...
  • Dustin O'Regan, editor at large, Sheridan Road magazine

    
Dustin O'Regan, editor at large, Sheridan Road magazine
    Dustin O'Regan has been appointed editor at large of Sheridan Road magazine, a JWC Media publication. O'Regan is a former attorney and book editor. She is president of the Auxiliary Board of The Art Institute of Chicago.
  • Pride Parade a celebration of state's new marriage law

    Pride Parade a celebration of state's new marriage law
    David Wilk and Charlie Gurion have kissed many times since they met, and many more times since they became one of the first same-sex couples in Illinois to get a marriage license. But until Sunday, their kisses never had been cheered by thousands of...
  • Pride Parade expected to draw 1 million participants

     Pride Parade expected to draw 1 million participants
    When the annual Pride Parade steps off at noon Sunday on the North Side, more than 1 million people are expected to be there, according to organizers. This is the first Pride Parade since Illinois' law allowing same-sex marriage went into effect. Same-...