| 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...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 5:03 AM
Nine paintings by late Oak Park artist Reginald Mars that were commissioned by the Park District of Oak Park more than 50 years ago have been restored and are now on display at the village's main library.
The park district hired village resident Timothy...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 7:48 AM
Getting through the day requires a certain amount of repression. There is order in the ordinary: a pipe is a thing to be packed with tobacco and smoked, the word "sky" refers to the blue space up above, a slice of ham will lie still and silent until it is...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 6:12 AM
The 7-foot-tall sculpture of two feet at Oak Street Beach this week has legs.
That is, it's expected to move to other locations around the city as long as the Art Institute of Chicago is hosting an exhibit inspired by Rene Magritte, the Belgian...
| 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.
| Jul 21, 2014
| 4:49 AM
There was a special guest in attendance for Derek and Julianne Hough’s Move Live On Tour show July 11 at the Chicago Theatre.
Nina Dobrev (“The Vampire Diaries”) was on hand to support best friend Julianne. Afterward Dobrev and the...
| Jul 20, 2014
Jane O'Connor Kerr was a leader in the fine arts and cultural communities in Chicago as well as statewide for decades.
Mrs. Kerr, whose first husband was legendary Chicago broadcast newsman Len O'Connor, was appointed by Gov. Richard Ogilvie to serve on...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 1:54 PM
The Evening Associates Board of the Art Institute of Chicago presented its fourth annual Night Heist benefit in the museum's Modern Wing on July 11. Nearly 850 young professionals and art lovers attended the event influenced by the museum's newest...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 9:54 AM
A rebellious streak becomes socially acceptable—even smiled upon—Saturday morning when a group of artistic parents, Cultural ReProducers, teams up with art critic/historian Lori Waxman and the Art Institute of Chicago for "An Anti-Guided...
| Jul 18, 2014
Leon Marinakos combined an interest in Greek history with skills as a photographer to put together scores of lectures on subjects ranging from the 1821 War of Greek Independence to intimate looks at modern-day Greece.
"People who saw his slides...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Millennium Park, which turns 10 Wednesday, is the best thing former Mayor Richard M. Daley ever did. But as this month's titillating trial over a controversial contract for the Park Grill shows, the popular park has never fully detached itself from...