| Nov 13, 2014
| 3:20 AM
In conjunction with the blockbuster exhibition "David Bowie Is" at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, three upcoming shows at the museum spotlight Chicago musicians performing some of Bowie's most acclaimed material.
The concert series "Bowie...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 1:21 PM
A recent visit to Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art discovered in its galleries:
• A photograph depicting a photograph of the photographer's eye as it bathed in a darkroom solution.
• A one-armed 1930s male mannequin in a girl's dress...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 11:30 AM
Proximity to the stage is an often-unacknowledged factor in performance. Those main stage seats cost more for a reason: The action is up close and personal.
As much of a pleasure as it is to watch Hubbard Street Dance Chicago anywhere, it's even...
| Oct 26, 2014
| 8:45 AM
I was whipsawed by "come, been and gone," performed Saturday by the London-based rogue ballet troupe Michael Clark Company in its Chicago debut. A tribute to David Bowie and his collaborators, it runs through Monday at the Museum of Contemporary Art in...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 3:58 PM
By now you've heard about the new exhibit at the Museum of Contemporary Art dedicated to multihyphenate David Bowie. Given Bowie's huge fan base and the fact that this British-born exhibit is making its only U.S. stop in Chicago, it's one of the...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 12:11 PM
The Museum of Contemporary Art is going all out for David Bowie — some 400 objects, a gala, a Tumblr blog, a sponsorship from Louis Vuitton. This is understandable; the exhibit, organized by London's Victoria & Albert Museum, is making Chicago its...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 7:43 AM
So, is he or isn't he?
Will David Bowie be coming to Chicago to see "David Bowie Is" at the Museum of Contemporary Art? To cut to the chase: If you had to put money on the odds, probably not. Like in an art world "Waiting for Guffman," the staff of...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 7:45 AM
If you're mad for David Bowie, get on a plane to Chicago -- and wear what you dare. Ziggy Stardust costumes, photographs, handwritten lyrics, his sketches and other personal items go on display Tuesday at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.
| Sep 18, 2014
| 9:46 AM
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...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 7:47 AM
There was a time, a fleeting moment last year, when the staff at the Museum of Contemporary Art figured it could be subtle about "David Bowie Is," opening Tuesday. They thought the show itself was so literally flashy and large that they didn't need to...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 2:06 PM
You've probably already heard about David Bowie's cocaine spoon.
It's one of the hundreds of artifacts from the rock star's career that help make up the open-armed, headphone-insistent, steadily applauding show, "David Bowie Is," newly mounted at the...