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  • Looking at Picasso from Chicago's angle

    Looking at Picasso from Chicago's angle
    The funny thing is, Pablo Picasso never even set foot in Chicago, let alone anywhere else in the United States. That untitled 50-foot-tall sculpture in Daley Plaza, the city's most iconic piece of public art as well as Picasso's only work of its kind?...
  • Patt Morrison Asks: James Cuno, guiding Getty

    Patt Morrison Asks: James Cuno, guiding Getty
    Along the 405 is L.A.'s version of a shining city on the hill -- a castle of culture in all its incarnations. The Getty Trust is more than its collections and museums; it's about worldwide research, preservation and philanthropy. Its new chief, James...
  • 'Art Institute' — in stitches

    'Art Institute' — in stitches
    The "Mona Lisa" is lying on the living room floor of a house in LaPorte, Ind. It was removed from the wall so that Barbara and Earl Miller could find room for another, larger painting, Edward Hopper's "Nighthawks." This "painting" and many others &#...
  • You owe yourself today

    Hooray, it's Income Tax Day! How will you celebrate? What, you say you're not in a partying mood? Gee, what a surprise. Let's see, is there any upbeat news on the tax front? Well, roughly three out of four of us get a refund from the feds. If you're...
  • Is this the twilight of blues music?

    Is this the twilight of blues music?
    They buried Hubert Sumlin two weeks ago at Washington Memory Gardens Cemetery in Homewood, laying to rest the man whose ferocious guitar riffs galvanized Howlin' Wolf's classic recordings of the 1950s and '60s. Just before Sumlin's casket was lowered...
  • Being numb to it all no longer big shock

    Being numb to it all no longer big shock
    Sometime in the next few weeks, if you're walking down Fullerton Avenue around DePaul University and have 15 minutes to spare, duck into the tidy brick building alongside the CTA station. Here you will find the DePaul Art Museum, an institution so...
  • Confronting artist Kara Walker

    Confronting artist Kara Walker
    Kara Walker will be difficult. This gets whispered to you by enough people in the art world and you start to believe it: She's humorless! Confrontational! Intimidating! David Mamet intimidating! And this week, before the Thursday opening of “...
  • Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens celebrates 50 years

     
    If you have driven along busy Osceola Avenue near Rollins College, you may have seen the unassuming sign announcing the Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens. Museum executive director Debbie Komanski hopes you have stopped in. After all, you’...
  • Monster Mash: New director for Art Institute of Chicago

     
    Douglas Druick to head Art Institute of Chicago...
  • Art review: 'Now Dig This!' at the UCLA Hammer Museum

     
    Christopher Knight reviews "Now Dig This! Art & Black Los Angeles 1960-1980, a Pacific Standard Time show at the UCLA Hammer Museum...
  • Arts behemoths aren't getting fat on donations, study shows

     
    The richest arts organizations saw modest fundraising gains in 2009-10, says a study by the Chronicle of Philanthropy. No Southern California cultural groups made the publication's annual list of the top 400 charities....