| May 16, 2012
| 9:31 AM
The Field Museum will be closed Monday because of the NATO summit, despite announcing earlier that it would remain open.
Officials announced earlier this month that the Field, Adler Planetarium and Shedd Aquarium would all be closed Sunday, the first...
| May 18, 2012
| 7:48 AM
At its 25th summit in Chicago this weekend, NATO will be preoccupied with the tricky business of how to advance its various institutional priorities — like global security and the building of stability — even as its member nations are more...
| May 20, 2012
| 8:30 PM
Hundreds of protesters gathered outside of the Art Institute of Chicago on Michigan Avenue late Sunday night.
They started gathering around 8:30 p.m. Some sat down in the middle of the street. Meanwhile, First Lady Michelle Obama was holding a NATO...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 4:23 PM
Artist Danh Vo has been named the winner of the 2012 Hugo Boss Prize, which is administered by the Guggenheim Foundation. Vo, who was born in Vietnam in 1975 and grew up in Denmark, will have a solo exhibition at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 5:35 AM
Hartford Art School at University of Hartford, 200 Bloomfield Ave. in West Hartford will host “National Portfolio Day,” at which high school students will have their art portfolios reviewed, on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 1 to 5 p.m.
| Nov 2, 2012
| 3:44 PM
David Plowden's second-floor office in his Winnetka home is not the sanctuary that was his now-shuttered basement darkroom. It is more prone to distractions, but that is just one of the allowances that the celebrated 80-year-old photographer has made to...
| Jun 20, 2012
| 9:55 PM
LeRoy Neiman, a wildly successful American artist who was famous for his colorful portraits of athletes in motion and who became an artistic fixture at such major sporting events as the Olympics and the Super Bowl, has died. He was 91.
Neiman, who was...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 3:37 PM
Sylvain Bellenger, currently chief curator of National Heritage at the Institut National d'Histoire de l'Art in Paris, will become the Art Institute of Chicago’s new chair and curator of the Department of Medieval through Modern European Painting...
| Jul 5, 2012
| 2:28 PM
Collectors Council taking art trip to Windy City
The deadline to sign up for an art-filled, group package trip to Chicago in September with the Laguna Art Museum's Contemporary Collectors Council is July 15.
LAM Executive Director Malcolm Warner will...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 4:35 PM
I had Playboy. My boys have Laguna Beach art.
It's OK. It relieves me of my fatherly duties, which, let's face it, are sometimes painfully awkward. Besides, my boys cringe whenever I play dad anyway.
Like Saturday night and the opening of the Pageant of...
| Jan 27, 2012
| 1:54 AM
Despite the so-so economy, attendance at Chicago's museums and zoos, held steady last year.
Overall attendance at 14 area institutions was 14.4 million, virtually identical to the 2010 totals, according to the group Museums Work for Chicago.