| Oct 4, 2014
| 6:36 PM
For centuries, artists have incorporated the written word into their art. Robert Indiana, one of the original American Pop artists, made them the focus of his artistic career.
Today, Indiana's words are some of the most recognizable in the world. His...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 7:01 PM
A search warrant executed in connection with the case against five people charged with stealing $400,000 worth of high-end watches from a North Side business led to the discovery of thousands of stolen items including a wealth of high-end art, police said...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 10:00 PM
There's nothing like a day at the museum, but tickets can cost a pretty penny — especially if you bring the entire brood. Avoid pricey admission fees during these museum free days.
1300 S. Lake Shore Drive (312-922-7827;...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 1:04 PM
Shimmering mosaics. Liturgical vestments. Classical sculpture. Elaborate jewelry. Comprising 63 works, "Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium From Greek Collections" is a modestly sized exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago that in its considerable...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 2:25 PM
WHAT: With ink, oil paint, and watercolor, David Rathman examines the notion of masculinity. Images of rock 'n' roll and the American frontier, sports and cars fill his works, which often capture a single, crucial moment in time.
The Orlando Museum of...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 1:52 PM
Peter Bacon Hales was a cultural historian, photographer, author and art history professor who taught for 30 years at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Mr. Hales wrote books about the cultural and environmental history of the Manhattan Project, how...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 2:22 PM
On Monday, Noah Haidle's "Smokefall" opens on the main stage of the Goodman Theatre. If you follow theater in Chicago, you might have read something about this remarkable play about a Grand Rapids, Mich., family seen across several generations. It...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 1:49 PM
Ars Viva Symphony Orchestra: Concertmaster David Taylor is the soloist, playing Lalo's "Symphonie Espagnole" on the season opener under the baton of music director Alan Heatherington. Dvorak's "Carnival Overture" and Brahms' Fourth Symphony complete the...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 1:47 PM
Thad Seymour, president emeritus of Rollins College, raised his glass and gave a toast, "To perseverance!"
It was elegant in its simplicity.
And dead on in summarizing the grit and resolve it took to get to this moment.
It's been one year since...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 9:46 AM
Sometime soon, should you find yourself backstage at the Museum of Contemporary Art, wandering its administrative offices, be sure to look for the pencil drawing of David Bowie as a banana. It is not an official curated piece of museum art; rather, it...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 2:34 PM
The Sept. 19 Chicago Tribune editorial on the world’s best museum was outstanding and well-deserved.
I have been a member of the Art Institute of Chicago for many years.
I also have been a volunteer there for more than 20 years.