| Sep 17, 2014
| 1:41 PM
At their worst, art fairs appear as little more than consumer-driven, see-and-be-seen, hypermarketed affairs catering to rich people. To anyone not entrenched in that scene — dealer or adviser, artist or collector, curator or critic — they can...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 2:42 PM
By Mary Wisniewski
CHICAGO, Sept 19 (Reuters) - David Bowie has been best-known
throughout his five-decade career as a prolific musician and
songwriter, with hits like "Changes" and "Space Oddity" in
constant radio circulation.
But he is also an actor...
| Sep 12, 2014
What to see this fall? Play it close to home with shows about Chicago, motherhood, composting, American history, demons and failure, or go far out and explore the entire galaxy. Here's how:
"The Chicago Effect: Redefining the Middle": Contrary to...
| Sep 14, 2014
The Italian form of theater known as Commedia dell'arte long has influenced visual artists and composers, and Friday night at the Museum of Contemporary Art the sextet known as eighth blackbird presented a new "musical fantasy" that again looked back to...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 3:07 PM
As far as we know David Bowie is still not coming to Chicago anytime soon. But tickets to the Museum of Contemporary Art's "David Bowie Is" exhibit go on sale 10 a.m. Thursday, and the MCA is so geared up for this show -- ah, wham bam thank you ma'am --...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Wilton Schiller, a writer and producer with a 50-year career that took him from the Golden Age of television to series such as "Lassie," "Dragnet" and "The Fugitive" to "The Six Million Dollar Man," died July 27 at home in Studio City, Calif. He was 95....
| Sep 4, 2014
| 12:23 PM
Sunny Bak has a mountain of negatives from photo shoots she did over the years with her friends, the Beastie Boys, from concert scenes to moody studio portraits and outtakes from an iconic pose of the trio on the site of the old New York World’s...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 8:11 AM
There will be no power vacuum at Symphony Center this fall, once Riccardo Muti has entered the building. All eyes and ears will be on the big boss as he begins his fifth season as music director, his authority undimmed. Muti leads off his fall CSO...
| Sep 5, 2014
Some of the classical dance this fall has been bent, folded or mutilated — in the best possible way, of course. It's set to indie rock, transformed into a ballet within a ballet, dedicated to the philosophical significance of the growth and death of...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 1:43 PM
The atrium of the Museum of Contemporary Art currently contains a challenge rare in art but common in engineering. It asks the viewer to trust the structural integrity of an alarming and absurd situation: a car is parked high up on the wall, with plenty...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 11:17 AM
Tuesdays on the Terrace
Museum of Contemporary Art 220 E. Chicago Ave. 312-397-4034
Soak up the last days of summer on the museum's terrace listening to jazz musicians with a buffet from Puck's Cafe. Using locally grown ingredients from the...