| May 24, 2013
| 10:00 AM
NEW YORK — As 1938 came to a close, painter Edward Hopper was a man on a mission.
Again and again, he would pick up his sketchbook and head for a cluster of New York City movie theaters. Sometimes it was the Republic or the Palace, other times the...
| May 26, 2013
Every now and then I make a list of nine things I've liked lately. Here's one for the approach to summer.
1. Lake Michigan
I love the lake in its lonelier seasons, too, but now, when the warmth comes back and the people come out, the lakefront reminds...
| May 17, 2013
| 10:19 AM
Sometime in the next few weeks, if you're walking down Fullerton Avenue around DePaul University and have 15 minutes to spare, duck into the tidy brick building alongside the CTA station. Here you will find the DePaul Art Museum, an institution so...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 7:45 AM
Thanks to 3D printing, American society may be about to boldly go where no one has gone before.
A Johns Hopkins scientist is seeking to adapt the technology to grow human jaw bones — potentially revolutionizing implant procedures. A Halethorpe...
| May 23, 2013
Denise Scott Brown has worked side by side with her husband, architect Robert Venturi, since the early 1960s, joining his firm and marrying him in 1967 and becoming the firm's principal in charge of planning in 1969.
In 1991, Venturi won their...
| May 7, 2013
| 11:24 AM
For ages, mankind has been fascinated by rivers, not simply as natural resources and avenues of commercial conveyance, but also as symbols, metaphors and ideas. Countless artists, composers, writers and thinkers have pondered the significance of these...
| May 11, 2013
| 10:00 PM
My mother made me a journalist. And a musician, an artist, a poet and a playwright.
I realized this recently while taking in an exhibition at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. —“The Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Art and Design,...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 10:56 AM
“It's not ‘rah, rah, rah,'” Gemze de Lappe says in explaining how you sing “Oklahoma!”
The 91-year-old de Lappe hops up from her chair and stoops, bowing low and dusting the air with her hands as if foraging through...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 12:30 PM
The hardest thing about visiting Chicago is deciding where to take the kids first — Chicago's famous Lakefront where you can ride bikes and in-line skate, or Lincoln Park where you can visit one of the few free zoos (http://www.lpzoo.org) in the...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 2:48 PM
In the gifted hands of Allison Amend, the international art world is so full of intrigue and makes for such a smart page turner that when one is finished with the delicious novel "A Nearly Perfect Copy," a trip to the Art Institute of Chicago is in order....
| Apr 2, 2012
| 9:32 PM
Google knows something about the power in numbers, even in an art website. Google Art Project (www.googleartproject.com), which launched last year with virtual tours and digitized artworks from 17 museums, has added 134 new museums to its site,...