| Feb 3, 2014
| 3:07 PM
Even as attendance dropped overall at area museums and animal attractions in 2013, it was a very good year for horticulture.
The Chicago Botanic Garden had more than 1 million visitors for the first time since it opened in 1972, a 5 percent increase...
| Feb 12, 2014
Artist Margaret Wharton deconstructed, reconstructed and reimagined everyday objects to make works of art that could be whimsical, witty or simply thought-provoking in reflecting her vision of the world.
"Margaret was a consummate artist who...
| May 23, 2014
| 4:15 PM
Artist June Wayne (1918-2011) started to make tapestries in 1971, following a decade running her Tamarind Lithography Workshop in Hollywood and then overseeing its relocation to the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. The new medium was unusual....
| May 19, 2014
| 3:25 PM
It's eerily quiet at Llyn Foulkes' Church of Art, a.k.a. his studio at the Brewery arts complex in downtown Los Angeles. Rows of empty metal folding chairs face a small, altar-like stage; floral air freshener, mixed with the sharp scent of turpentine,...
| May 20, 2014
| 2:38 PM
A task force appointed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel has recommended the parking lots to the south of Soldier Field as the home for filmmaker George Lucas' collection of art and movie memorabilia, should the 'Star Wars' creator choose Chicago over San Francisco...
| May 9, 2014
| 9:46 AM
Books become TV series. Amusement park rides become movies. Pop songs become Broadway musicals. But how do you adapt a city into a video game? How do you digitize the essence of a major American metropolis within the framework of a playable experience?...
| May 12, 2014
| 12:40 PM
For more than 20 years, St. Charles artist Nick Freeman has taken to paint to depict scenes of daily life in the Tri-Cities: grocery shopping at Blue Goose Market, parades in downtown Batavia, dawn at Geneva's Fabyan Windmill and more.
Later this month,...
| May 13, 2014
| 2:27 PM
Part of an art collection assembled by an esteemed Chicago couple is expected to draw millions of dollars in sales tonight and tomorrow during a Christie's auction in New York.
The vast collection of Edwin A. and Lindy (Betty) Bergman, assembled over...
| Nov 14, 2013
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.
| Jun 11, 2013
| 5:30 AM
Federal agents have seized an estimated $100 million in art over the last two years from a prominent Manhattan antiquities dealer they describe as one of the most prolific antiquities smugglers in the world.
Subhash Kapoor, a 64-year-old American...
| Jun 13, 2013
WGN-Ch. 9 reporter Julie Unruh has a contract pending to sell her three-bedroom vintage house in east Winnetka, which is listed for $819,000.
Unruh, 44, a Chicago native, joined the station in 2001 after working for CLTV.
Unruh and her husband paid...