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  • Attention-shy Democratic donor Fred Eychaner opens up

    Attention-shy Democratic donor Fred Eychaner opens up
    Leading up to the 2012 election, Chicagoan Fred Eychaner contributed $14 million to Democratic super PACs, including $4.5 million to the pro-Obama Priorities USA Action, making him the top individual Democratic campaign donor of that cycle. The openly...
  • Christopher Wool: The nihilist's artist

    Christopher Wool: The nihilist's artist
    A phrase looms large midway through the Art Institute's Christopher Wool retrospective: THE HARDER YOU LOOK THE HARDER YOU LOOK. Spelled out in the artist's signature style, bold black letters stenciled across a glossy white aluminum rectangle, this can...
  • Isabel Manalo art pays tribute to Philippines tragedy

     Isabel Manalo art pays tribute to Philippines tragedy
    WHAT: Isabel Manalo's exhibition at the Orlando Museum of Art, "Stitching the Seam," is in its final days. Her work of hand-sewn stitching combines language and images. A Filipino-American multimedia artist, Manalo uses the pre-colonial alphabet of the...
  • 'Family Guy' visits Art Institute of Chicago

    'Family Guy' visits Art Institute of Chicago
    “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...
  • Living the dream, Jason Wu-style

    Living the dream,  Jason Wu-style
    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...
  • Family-run Koda Farms is passionate about rice

    DOS PALOS, Calif. — Bagged rice may look like a mundane commodity, a bit incongruous at a local farmers market. But one taste of the variety grown by Koda Farms — with attractive, uniform kernels, alluring fragrance, soft texture and a rich,...
  • George Lucas eyes Chicago for art, 'Star Wars' museum

    George Lucas eyes Chicago for art, 'Star Wars' museum
    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...
  • Art Institute taking its work outside this summer

    Art Institute taking its work outside this summer
    Washington crossing the Eisenhower? “Nighthawks” at the bus stop? Come August, American art will be meeting the public in public, with such possible combinations as Grant Wood's “American Gothic” on a subway poster, a Frank Lloyd...
  • 'Largest outdoor art show': Five U.S. museums unite for Art Everywhere

    'Largest outdoor art show': Five U.S. museums unite for Art Everywhere
    Among the denim-clad glamour girls and blockbuster movie stars staring down from the billboards of the Sunset Strip, images of great American artworks will be displayed this summer in what organizers are calling “the largest outdoor art show ever...
  • Vandals hit 18 statues in Grant Park with graffiti

    Vandals hit 18 statues in Grant Park with graffiti
    An art installation of 26 life-size human sculptures at Grant Park was vandalized overnight when graffiti taggers left their signatures on 18 of the statues. The public art exhibition titled "Borders" are on loan from Icelandic artist Steinunn...
  • Can the arts get smart about the smartphone?

    Can the arts get smart about the smartphone?
    Shulamit Ran likes her ring tone. "It's a harplike arpeggio going up and down," says the Chicago composer, who won the 1991 Pulitzer Prize in music for her "Symphony." "It's very gentle. It's fun, and it's very delicate." And the tone, which came with...