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  • Millennium Park: 10 years old and a boon for art, commerce and the cityscape

     Millennium Park: 10 years old and a boon for art, commerce and the cityscape
    Millennium Park, which turns 10 Wednesday, is the best thing former Mayor Richard M. Daley ever did. But as this month's titillating trial over a controversial contract for the Park Grill shows, the popular park has never fully detached itself from...
  • Your guide to a rich fall season in jazz

    Your guide to a rich fall season in jazz
    Highlights in a rich fall jazz season: Robert Glasper: The pianist has won a wide following for his R&B work, but Glasper also happens to be a forward-thinking jazz pianist. ThursdaySept. 11 through Sept. 14 at the Jazz Showcase, 806 S. Plymouth Court;...
  • Veer off the masterpiece path at the Art Institute of Chicago

    Veer off the masterpiece path at the Art Institute of Chicago
    The challenge in visiting the Art Institute of Chicago is to get beyond the obvious. Easier said than done. You could spend your time cruising from one iconic work to another, from "Nighthawks" to "American Gothic" to a Calder mobile overhead to Renoir'...
  • 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...
  • Exhibit puts Magritte's work firmly back in art world

    Exhibit puts Magritte's work firmly back in art world
    "Slip your feet into the surrealist movement," beckons the fashion company Opening Ceremony in a promotion for its spring launch of Birkenstocks adorned with Rene Magritte prints as part of a line that also features the Belgian artist's work on clothing...
  • Chicago paintings will be part of Art Everywhere

    Chicago paintings will be part of Art Everywhere
    Grant Wood’s “American Gothic” and Edward Hopper’s “Nighthawks” are among the favored Chicago artworks that will be seen on billboards and at bus stops nationwide this summer, according to results of online voting for...
  • 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...
  • Sighting: Katy Perry visits Art Institute of Chicago

    Sighting: Katy Perry visits Art Institute of Chicago
    The Art Institute of Chicago stayed open later than usual Tuesday for an extra special guest and nine of her friends. Pop star Katy Perry and her entourage took an after-hours tour of the Art Institute for about an hour and a half, according to an Art...
  • 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...
  • Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens celebrates 50 years

     
    If you have driven along busy Osceola Avenue near Rollins College, you may have seen the unassuming sign announcing the Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens. Museum executive director Debbie Komanski hopes you have stopped in. After all, you’...
  • A Warhol Christmas at the White House

     
    When it comes to art, the right-wing anti-Obama crowd hasn't had a very good year. Repeated efforts to gin up outrage in a manufactured culture war have either fallen flat or proved downright embarrassing. (You can see some of them......