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  • Decorative duck decoys on display in West Dundee

    Decorative duck decoys on display in West Dundee
    For Harold Haertel, woodcarving began as a hobby. Born in 1904, the East Dundee resident began making decoys as a boy to use for hunting along the river. "Then he got into making decorative birds," Tom Haertel said of his father, who passed away in...
  • Northwestern professor has Spock collection that's out of this world

    Northwestern professor has Spock collection that's out of this world
    There's a bit of a point to David Tolchinsky's left ear. He can part his fingers in classic Spock style, a feat he said he's never had to practice. "It comes naturally," he trumpeted. Add to the list that Tolchinsky was a shy kid who never quite...
  • Artist Eldzier Cortor gets to know a city he left 60 years ago

    Artist Eldzier Cortor gets to know a city he left 60 years ago
    Eldzier Cortor, whose sculptural, Afro-Deco images of elegant, elongated black women were once so quietly enmeshed with the 20th century as to seem almost invisible, returned to Chicago the other day. He hadn't been back in decades — many, many...
  • Hyatt Centric hotels to open in Chicago and Miami this April

    Hyatt Centric hotels to open in Chicago and Miami this April
    Yes, there's new lifestyle hotel rolling out soon, and it's part of the Hyatt world. Hyatt Centric announced Wednesday that it plans to open hotels in April in Chicago and Miami. It's launching what it calls "a new, full service lifestyle brand designed...
  • Chicago's history of museums in the parks

    Chicago's history of museums in the parks
    The possibility of locating the Barack Obama presidential library in Jackson Park or Washington Park is a good time to review the history of museums in Chicago's parks. Attracting museums to parks has been a city trend since 1893, when civic leaders...
  • 'Doris Salcedo' engages in the most visceral ways

    'Doris Salcedo' engages in the most visceral ways
    The contrast between then and now in the fourth floor galleries of Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art couldn't be more striking. Where the museum most recently displayed, in essence, the overstuffed artifacts closet of the rock star David Bowie, now...
  • 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...
  • Mary L. Seward-Miller

    Mary L. Seward-Miller
    Mary L. Seward-Miller, a noted Baltimore watercolorist who was known for her cityscapes, whimsical country scenes, winterscapes, Maine seascapes and still lifes, died Jan. 29 at Stella Maris Hospice of complications from a fall. She was 86. "She had...
  • Getty's Josef Koudelka retrospective is grim yet riveting

    Given subjects that repeatedly focus on human barbarism, whether between people or by people against the natural environment, you won't find yourself smiling much in the large Josef Koudelka retrospective at the J. Paul Getty Museum. But again and again,...