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  • 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,...
  • Lake Bluff's Blair House nominated for landmark status

    Lake Bluff's Blair House nominated for landmark status
    Lake Bluff historic preservation officials will apply for landmark status for the architecturally significant Blair House, although all involved agree the move may only postpone the home's date with a wrecking ball. "Obviously, landmark or not, the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Small and oddball museums in the Chicago area

    Small and oddball museums in the Chicago area
    Over the next 51 weeks or so, you can expect in this space coverage of the biggest and brightest in Chicago-area museums. But for your New Year's Day, we've got Hummels, money, sports memorabilia and buttons — plus a roundup of 14 other smaller and/...
  • Man injured after jumping from 2nd floor at Art Institute

    Man injured after jumping from 2nd floor at Art Institute
    A man was critically injured after he jumped from a second floor inside the Art Institute of Chicago in a possible suicide attempt, officials said. The incident happened at 12:37 p.m. when a man in his 30s jumped from the second floor of the cafe...
  • Bowie a pop hit for MCA, which ponders what's next

    Bowie a pop hit for MCA, which ponders what's next
    The Museum of Contemporary Art's blockbuster "David Bowie Is" exhibit closes Sunday and, therefore, you have only a handful of days left to experience the following uncommon phenomena: packed MCA galleries. Moreover, because the show was designed to...
  • Museums for 2015: From Vikings to jazz, mammoths to robots

    Museums for 2015: From Vikings to jazz, mammoths to robots
    Winter is, or ought to be, museum season. Outdoor activities do not beckon, or ought not to, especially here in the flatland. And everyone in the house is, or ought to be, stir-crazy. Our area's museums have responded by planning shows on subjects ranging...
  • Museum of Contemporary Art: An easy-to-like place for difficult art

    Museum of Contemporary Art: An easy-to-like place for difficult art
    A recent visit to Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art discovered in its galleries: • A photograph depicting a photograph of the photographer's eye as it bathed in a darkroom solution. • A one-armed 1930s male mannequin in a girl's dress...
  • New 'Star Wars' lightsabers have some technical problems, experts say

     New 'Star Wars' lightsabers have some technical problems, experts say
    Lop off your fingers, the new "Star Wars" lightsaber will. Know this, every Jedi knight should. Happily, I can't write this entire column using a Yoda Speak Generator. So in simple Chicagoese, I'll tell you this: My experts insist that if you use that...
  • Colonial Theatre in Phoenixville shows 'The Picture of Dorian Gray'

    Even though it features gorgeous, Oscar-winning deep-focus cinematography and colorful performances, the 1945 classic "The Picture of Dorian Gray" is rarely revived on the big screen. That's what's happening at 2 p.m. Sunday Jan. 4 when the Colonial...