| Aug 12, 2014
| 7:21 PM
The Art Institute of Chicago stayed open later than usual Tuesday for an extra special guest and nine of her friends.
Pop star Katy Perry and her entourage took an after-hours tour of the Art Institute for about an hour and a half, according to an Art...
| Jul 30, 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.
| Aug 8, 2014
| 8:50 AM
In the early days of the tourist boom that now has the city awash in bus-boat-foot tours, clogging the summer sidewalks, streets and river, I remember a "guide" on one of the boat tours who had, shall we say, a unique take on our town.
He would point to...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 5:56 AM
Billionaire "Star Wars" creator George Lucas, who wants to establish a major museum to house his significant art and movie memorabilia collection, is considering Chicago as the location after plans for his $300 million Lucas Cultural Arts Museum stalled...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 1:20 PM
“Family Guy” made a brief visit to Chicago during Sunday’s episode, “The Most Interesting Man in the World.” And like most things “Family Guy,” it was both funny and insulting.
Peter is sent on a business trip...
| May 12, 2014
| 12:40 PM
For more than 20 years, St. Charles artist Nick Freeman has taken to paint to depict scenes of daily life in the Tri-Cities: grocery shopping at Blue Goose Market, parades in downtown Batavia, dawn at Geneva's Fabyan Windmill and more.
Later this month,...
| May 2, 2014
| 11:26 AM
Suffering from Alzheimer's disease, Edie mostly stayed in her room at a senior living center for those with memory impairments.
She didn't want to attend cooking, gardening or other classes offered there, according to Sue Kruse, senior director of...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 4:33 PM
Before his 31st birthday, Jason Wu had dressed a first lady for a presidential inaugural ball not once but twice, making him the youngest designer to have a gown displayed in "The First Ladies" exhibit at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American...
| May 19, 2014
| 3:25 PM
It's eerily quiet at Llyn Foulkes' Church of Art, a.k.a. his studio at the Brewery arts complex in downtown Los Angeles. Rows of empty metal folding chairs face a small, altar-like stage; floral air freshener, mixed with the sharp scent of turpentine,...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 10:01 AM
"Slip your feet into the surrealist movement," beckons the fashion company Opening Ceremony in a promotion for its spring launch of Birkenstocks adorned with Rene Magritte prints as part of a line that also features the Belgian artist's work on clothing...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 1:48 PM
Grant Wood’s “American Gothic” and Edward Hopper’s “Nighthawks” are among the favored Chicago artworks that will be seen on billboards and at bus stops nationwide this summer, according to results of online voting for...