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  • Betty Jane 'Lindy' Bergman, 1918-2014

     Betty Jane 'Lindy' Bergman, 1918-2014
    Betty Jane "Lindy" Bergman donated important pieces of art to the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Contemporary Art, among them works by Rene Magritte, Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro and Salvador Dali. Mrs. Bergman, 96, died of complications from...
  • Taking the Kids -- and exploring an art museum in a new way

    Taking the Kids -- and exploring an art museum in a new way
    Grab a backpack. But not just any backpack. These backpacks at the Denver Art Museum (http://www.denverartmuseum.org) are designed to inspire kids to become lifelong art lovers -- and art museum visitors. You can Live Like a Chinese Scholar in one...
  • MOCA's search for a director: Is museum experience still optional?

    MOCA's search for a director: Is museum experience still optional?
    Will L.A.’s Museum of Contemporary Art hire a museum director who actually has experience in running a museum? The last time it did, Jimmy Carter was president and MOCA¬† was still three years away from opening its doors. Whether MOCA goes for...
  • Contrarian Mat Gleason joins L.A.'s establishment art club, kind of

     Contrarian Mat Gleason joins L.A.'s establishment art club, kind of
    Mat Gleason, in a black Smiths T-shirt and black jeans, a point-and-shoot camera swinging from his neck, surveys the chaos inside his Chinatown art gallery, Coagula Curatorial. Hammers pound, a buzz saw whines and two workmen weld metal braces onto a...
  • Memo to museums: Don't give away those glass cases

    Memo to museums:  Don't give away those glass cases
    Emily Graslie, the first chief curiosity correspondent at the Field Museum, has been furiously filing YouTube videos about precisely what goes on behind those grand doors. As Steve Johnson reported in the Tribune this week, the 24-year-old known for her...
  • Hoist a glass, raise a ladle

    Hoist a glass, raise a ladle
    Under the ultralow lighting in The Bedford's subterranean bar sits a gleaming bowl, filled with ice and a pale, jade-colored liquid that promises a little respite from the steamy-hot, sun-bright and noisy nearby intersection at Ashland and Division....
  • Chicago gift ideas: 14 gifts inspired by the City of Big Shoulders

    Chicago gift ideas: 14 gifts inspired by the City of Big Shoulders
    Be honest. When you get city-branded gifts like an “I Love NYC” t-shirt or a “Chicago Rocks” coffee mug, you just want to roll your eyes and exclaim in exasperation, “Gee, thanks so much for thinking of me.” But, of...
  • Jean Goldman, art historian

     Jean Goldman, art historian
    When she was a child, Jean Goldman used to create art shows for family members, dangling drawings from clothespins in her bedroom. Decades later, Goldman, an art historian, and her husband, Steven, a former Northwestern University Law School professor...
  • Frank Lloyd Wright apprentice cast his influence over Chicago suburbs

    Frank Lloyd Wright apprentice cast his influence over Chicago suburbs
    Chicago loves to call itself the cradle of modern architecture, but what exactly is modern architecture? The steel and glass skyscrapers of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe? The Prairie School houses of Frank Lloyd Wright? Maybe those are the wrong questions....
  • Should Rembrandt, Van Gogh help bail out a bankrupt Detroit?

    Should Rembrandt, Van Gogh help bail out a bankrupt Detroit?
    DETROIT — The Christie's appraisers enter on Mondays, when the museum is closed, and either inspect what's on the walls or ask to see some of the thousands of works not on display, sometimes sending Detroit Institute of Arts technicians on half-...
  • Artist in residence brightens Cylburn Arboretum

    Artist in residence brightens Cylburn Arboretum
    Baltimore City's Cylburn Arboretum is an artist's paradise, which is why painter Patricia Bennett has been drawn to the 207-acre grounds of trees and gardens since 2005. But unlike other artists who dot the landscape of the longtime city park, Bennett,...