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  • Vandals hit 18 statues in Grant Park with graffiti

    Vandals hit 18 statues in Grant Park with graffiti
    An art installation of 26 life-size human sculptures at Grant Park was vandalized overnight when graffiti taggers left their signatures on 18 of the statues. The public art exhibition titled "Borders" are on loan from Icelandic artist Steinunn...
  • Can the arts get smart about the smartphone?

    Can the arts get smart about the smartphone?
    Shulamit Ran likes her ring tone. "It's a harplike arpeggio going up and down," says the Chicago composer, who won the 1991 Pulitzer Prize in music for her "Symphony." "It's very gentle. It's fun, and it's very delicate." And the tone, which came with...
  • Japan's Shigeru Ban wins Pritzker Architecture Prize

    Japan's Shigeru Ban wins Pritzker Architecture Prize
    Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, who has used high-strength cardboard tubes to make temporary housing for victims of natural disasters and refugees fleeing conflicts, on Monday was named the 2014 winner of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, the field's...
  • Sam & Shanit Schwartz: Patrons of the Arts

    Sam Schwartz, co-founder of the powerhouse film and TV composer agency Gorfaine/Schwartz, has been collecting art for 15 years. But judging by the veritable museum he and his wife Shanit call home, you'd think it was more like a lifetime. Discreetly...
  • Review: 'Exodus' by Deborah Feldman

    Review: 'Exodus' by Deborah Feldman
    Many criticisms have been leveled against the memoir as a genre: that it is narcissistic and exhibitionistic, that it is rife with betrayals and that, because it relies on faulty memory, it is necessarily mendacious and thus fundamentally flawed. One...
  • Gift to Harper College boosts Women's Program

    Gift to Harper College boosts Women's Program
    Rita and John Canning donated $1 million to Harper College, which is the largest donation the Palatine institution has received in its 47-year history. The money will go to the Rita and John Canning Women's Program that offers scholarships,...
  • Taking the Kids -- and exploring an art museum in a new way

    Taking the Kids -- and exploring an art museum in a new way
    Grab a backpack. But not just any backpack. These backpacks at the Denver Art Museum (http://www.denverartmuseum.org) are designed to inspire kids to become lifelong art lovers -- and art museum visitors. You can Live Like a Chinese Scholar in one...
  • Betty Jane 'Lindy' Bergman, 1918-2014

     Betty Jane 'Lindy' Bergman, 1918-2014
    Betty Jane "Lindy" Bergman donated important pieces of art to the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Contemporary Art, among them works by Rene Magritte, Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro and Salvador Dali. Mrs. Bergman, 96, died of complications from...
  • Review: Christopher Williams retrospective at Art Institute

    Review: Christopher Williams retrospective at Art Institute
    Occupying multiple galleries, one corridor and the great hall of the Art Institute of Chicago is "The Production Line of Happiness," a retrospective by Christopher Williams, the most important conceptual photographer you've never heard of. The show,...
  • A family's 70-year quest to regain treasures stolen by Nazis

     A family's 70-year quest to regain treasures stolen by Nazis
    Since 1946, the San Diego Museum of Art has owned an appealing vision of happy prosperity: Frans Hals' 1630s painting of a plump, rosy-cheeked Dutch merchant whose expression and body language exude confidence, security and bonhomie. In the early 1990s,...
  • Latest Kickstarter campaign includes a Chipotle burrito and a skydive. You in?

    Latest Kickstarter campaign includes a Chipotle burrito and a skydive. You in?
      A man in Chicago wants to jump out of a plane with a Chipotle chicken burrito. And he's created a Kickstarter campaign to ask complete strangers to pay for his burrito skydiving excursion.  Noboru Bitoy, a student at the Art Institute of Chicago,...