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  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Maya Romanoff, fabric designer, 1941-2014

     Maya Romanoff, fabric designer, 1941-2014
    Maya Romanoff discovered the magic of dying fabric when he saw tie-dyed T-shirts at the Woodstock music festival in 1969. He turned that fascination with colors and fabric into a career, starting the Skokie corporation that bears his name and has...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Margaret Wharton, artist, 1943-2014

    Margaret Wharton, artist, 1943-2014
    Artist Margaret Wharton deconstructed, reconstructed and reimagined everyday objects to make works of art that could be whimsical, witty or simply thought-provoking in reflecting her vision of the world. "Margaret was a consummate artist who...