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  • Meet Jason Travis, the movie buff in our midst

    Meet Jason Travis, the movie buff in our midst
    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...
  • Art Everywhere: masterpieces among us

    Art Everywhere: masterpieces among us
    See that billboard up there, just south of the I-595 interchange along I-95? That's Georgia O'Keeffe's "Sky Above Clouds IV." The bus shelter near the corner of Oakland Park Boulevard and State Road 7? It's the stern, pitchfork-wielding farmers of Grant...
  • Luxury apartments with a lobby you can't ignore

    Luxury apartments with a lobby you can't ignore
    First impressions are everything, and the first thing you notice at the 73 East Lake rental building in Chicago is a striking mosaic video wall that sets the tone for the glass tower. The creative digital installation in the lobby plays a four-minute...
  • A trip through expanded reality with Magritte

    A trip through expanded reality with Magritte
    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...
  • Ruth Horwich, 1920-2014

     Ruth Horwich, 1920-2014
    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. Her most...
  • TripAdvisor reviewers name Getty among top museums in the U.S., world

    TripAdvisor reviewers name Getty among top museums in the U.S., world
    Los Angeles’ Getty Center ranks among the top museums in the world according to a new TripAdvisor survey, but it’s edged out for No. 1 by a Chicago favorite. Visitors to TripAdvisor ranked the Getty as their fourth favorite museum on the...
  • Art Institute tops TripAdvisor museum rankings

    Art Institute tops TripAdvisor museum rankings
    The couple in "American Gothic" may be blushing. The Art Institute of Chicago, home to Grant Wood's iconic American painting and several other works of art, is the No. 1 museum in the U.S. and in the world, according to Travelers Choice awards announced...
  • Art Institute of Chicago ranked top museum in the world

    Art Institute of Chicago ranked top museum in the world
    In a world of crummy online comments and sometimes brutally honest reviews, The Art Institute of Chicago has something to celebrate.  The museum was named the best in the world by travel review site TripAdvisor.com, which ranked museums according to the...
  • Fall art preview: 11 shows not to miss

     Fall art preview: 11 shows not to miss
    What to see this fall? Play it close to home with shows about Chicago, motherhood, composting, American history, demons and failure, or go far out and explore the entire galaxy. Here's how: "The Chicago Effect: Redefining the Middle": Contrary to...
  • 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...
  • Senior-living facilities bring art to the memory-impaired

    Senior-living facilities bring art to the memory-impaired
    Suffering from Alzheimer's disease, Edie mostly stayed in her room at a senior living center for those with memory impairments. She didn't want to attend cooking, gardening or other classes offered there, according to Sue Kruse, senior director of...