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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Gift to Harper College boosts Women's Program

    Gift to Harper College boosts Women's Program
    Rita and John Canning donated $1 million to Harper College, which is the largest donation the Palatine institution has received in its 47-year history. The money will go to the Rita and John Canning Women's Program that offers scholarships,...
  • Japan's Shigeru Ban wins Pritzker Architecture Prize

    Japan's Shigeru Ban wins Pritzker Architecture Prize
    Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, who has used high-strength cardboard tubes to make temporary housing for victims of natural disasters and refugees fleeing conflicts, on Monday was named the 2014 winner of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, the field's...
  • 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...
  • Chicago museum and zoo attendance dipped in 2013

    Chicago museum and zoo attendance dipped in 2013
    Even as attendance dropped overall at area museums and animal attractions in 2013, it was a very good year for horticulture. The Chicago Botanic Garden had more than 1 million visitors for the first time since it opened in 1972, a 5 percent increase...
  • Latest Kickstarter campaign includes a Chipotle burrito and a skydive. You in?

    Latest Kickstarter campaign includes a Chipotle burrito and a skydive. You in?
      A man in Chicago wants to jump out of a plane with a Chipotle chicken burrito. And he's created a Kickstarter campaign to ask complete strangers to pay for his burrito skydiving excursion.  Noboru Bitoy, a student at the Art Institute of Chicago,...
  • A family's 70-year quest to regain treasures stolen by Nazis

     A family's 70-year quest to regain treasures stolen by Nazis
    Since 1946, the San Diego Museum of Art has owned an appealing vision of happy prosperity: Frans Hals' 1630s painting of a plump, rosy-cheeked Dutch merchant whose expression and body language exude confidence, security and bonhomie. In the early 1990s,...
  • Review: Christopher Williams retrospective at Art Institute

    Review: Christopher Williams retrospective at Art Institute
    Occupying multiple galleries, one corridor and the great hall of the Art Institute of Chicago is "The Production Line of Happiness," a retrospective by Christopher Williams, the most important conceptual photographer you've never heard of. The show,...
  • Sam & Shanit Schwartz: Patrons of the Arts

    Sam Schwartz, co-founder of the powerhouse film and TV composer agency Gorfaine/Schwartz, has been collecting art for 15 years. But judging by the veritable museum he and his wife Shanit call home, you'd think it was more like a lifetime. Discreetly...
  • 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...