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  • Museum free days 2014

    Museum free days 2014
    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;...
  • Byzantium art comes to life at Art Institute

    Byzantium art comes to life at Art Institute
    Shimmering mosaics. Liturgical vestments. Classical sculpture. Elaborate jewelry. Comprising 63 works, "Heaven and Earth: Art of Byzantium From Greek Collections" is a modestly sized exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago that in its considerable...
  • Lucky Platter reopens with new owners

    Lucky Platter reopens with new owners
    At the Lucky Platter restaurant, 514 Main St., the ecclectic art collection has long been a conversation starter. The restaurant underwent interior renovations last week, temporarily storing its art inventory before reopening July 10. Since 1991, The...
  • Restored paintings by late local artist on display at Oak Park library

     Restored paintings by late local artist on display at Oak Park library
    Nine paintings by late Oak Park artist Reginald Mars that were commissioned by the Park District of Oak Park more than 50 years ago have been restored and are now on display at the village's main library. The park district hired village resident Timothy...
  • The Capen House: Not just a house

    The Capen House: Not just a house
    Thad Seymour, president emeritus of Rollins College, raised his glass and gave a toast, "To perseverance!" It was elegant in its simplicity. And dead on in summarizing the grit and resolve it took to get to this moment. It's been one year since...
  • Art Institute is a great family destintation

    Now that the Art Institute of Chicago has been named the world’s best museum, perhaps local folks will be inspired to pay a visit. Even better, maybe more parents will consider what a great family outing this destination could be. — Carole...
  • Success from sorrow, and a predecessor for 'Smokefall'

    Success from sorrow,  and a predecessor for 'Smokefall'
    On Monday, Noah Haidle's "Smokefall" opens on the main stage of the Goodman Theatre. If you follow theater in Chicago, you might have read something about this remarkable play about a Grand Rapids, Mich., family seen across several generations. It...
  • Painting imitator in 'Art and Craft' documentary says he wanted attention, not fortune

    Painting imitator in 'Art and Craft' documentary says he wanted attention, not fortune
    Mark Landis didn't become an art imitator for the money. Using his name along with several aliases — he even posed as a Catholic priest — Landis attempted to donate 100 fakes to some 50 institutions in 20 states. And because he has not...
  • Chicago-area classical music picks

    Chicago-area classical music picks
    Ars Viva Symphony Orchestra: Concertmaster David Taylor is the soloist, playing Lalo's "Symphonie Espagnole" on the season opener under the baton of music director Alan Heatherington. Dvorak's "Carnival Overture" and Brahms' Fourth Symphony complete the...
  • 'David Bowie Is': How do you fit a rocker into an art museum?

    'David Bowie Is': How do you fit a rocker into an art museum?
    Sometime soon, should you find yourself backstage at the Museum of Contemporary Art, wandering its administrative offices, be sure to look for the pencil drawing of David Bowie as a banana. It is not an official curated piece of museum art; rather, it...
  • Art Institute's listing as best museum is well-deserved

    The Sept. 19 Chicago Tribune editorial on the world’s best museum was outstanding and well-deserved. I have been a member of the Art Institute of Chicago for many years. I also have been a volunteer there for more than 20 years. Having the...