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  • '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...
  • 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...
  • Stage on the streets for Chicago performers

    Stage on the streets for Chicago performers
    A strong voice and the sound of a guitar welcome you to the subway tunnel on your way home from work. Muscles relax and the stress of a long day melt away. The lyrics from Bob Marley's "Jamming" echo off the walls. You smile and decide to let the next...
  • Your guide to a rich fall season in jazz

    Your guide to a rich fall season in jazz
    Highlights in a rich fall jazz season: Robert Glasper: The pianist has won a wide following for his R&B work, but Glasper also happens to be a forward-thinking jazz pianist. ThursdaySept. 11 through Sept. 14 at the Jazz Showcase, 806 S. Plymouth Court;...
  • Charity likely to fold in billionaire Griffin's divorce

    Charity likely to fold in billionaire Griffin's divorce
    As one of the world's richest men, Chicago hedge fund manager Kenneth Griffin has contributed hundreds of millions of dollars to causes around the globe since 1999, including tens of millions to Chicago institutions. But one of the vehicles for his...
  • Art Everywhere: masterpieces among us

    Art Everywhere: masterpieces among us
    See that billboard up there, just south of the I-595 interchange along I-95? That's Georgia O'Keeffe's "Sky Above Clouds IV." The bus shelter near the corner of Oakland Park Boulevard and State Road 7? It's the stern, pitchfork-wielding farmers of Grant...
  • Art Institute is the world's best museum

    Art Institute is the world's best museum
    If you were asked to name Chicago's single greatest cultural contribution, you would probably stifle the impulse to say the hot dog. You might say it's the city's stunning architecture. If you're of a cynical bent, you might say it's our world-class...
  • TripAdvisor reviewers name Getty among top museums in the U.S., world

    TripAdvisor reviewers name Getty among top museums in the U.S., world
    Los Angeles’ Getty Center ranks among the top museums in the world according to a new TripAdvisor survey, but it’s edged out for No. 1 by a Chicago favorite. Visitors to TripAdvisor ranked the Getty¬†as their fourth favorite museum on the...