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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Museum free days

    Museum free days
    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. Adler Planetarium* 1300 S. Lake Shore Drive (312-922-7827;...
  • Golfer Jeff Sluman sells Gold Coast condo

    Golfer Jeff Sluman sells Gold Coast condo
    Golfer Jeff Sluman last month sold his four-bedroom condo in a North Lake Shore Drive high-rise on the Gold Coast for $1.2 million. Sluman, 56, who plays on the Champions Tour, has won many pro golf tournaments, including the 1988 PGA Championship. In...
  • Gift pick No. 9: Ben Medansky's irreverent stoneware

    Only about a year has passed since Ben Medansky started his own studio, but already his cheeky wabi sabi ceramics have landed on the shelves of stores in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and New York. “Ceramics is something you do every day,&...
  • AIC board puts surreal spin on anniversary ball

    AIC board puts surreal spin on anniversary ball
    The Auxiliary Board of the Art Institute of Chicago celebrated its 40th anniversary Oct. 12 with Nothing Is As It Appears, a masked ball attended by 370 at the Modern Wing. Inspired by surrealist Magritte, actors from Collaboraction Theatre Company...
  • 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-...
  • Everybody's a curator

    Everybody's a curator
    You have a Netflix queue, which you maintain, nurture, cull and arrange just so. Therefore you curate movies. You have iTunes playlists on your computer, each of which probably tells a kind of story. Therefore you curate music. I don't have 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....