| Feb 14, 2013
| 11:55 AM
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?...
| Dec 3, 2011
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...
| Mar 8, 2011
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 ...
| Apr 15, 2010
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...
| Dec 28, 2011
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...
| May 17, 2013
| 10:19 AM
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...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 7:18 AM
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!
Intimidating! David Mamet intimidating!
And this week, before the Thursday opening of “...
| Aug 17, 2011
| 4:38 PM
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’...
| Aug 25, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Douglas Druick to head Art Institute of Chicago...
| Oct 10, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Christopher Knight reviews "Now Dig This! Art & Black Los Angeles 1960-1980, a Pacific Standard Time show at the UCLA Hammer Museum...
| Oct 18, 2011
| 9:33 PM
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....