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  • 'Doris Salcedo' engages in the most visceral ways

    'Doris Salcedo' engages in the most visceral ways
    The contrast between then and now in the fourth floor galleries of Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art couldn't be more striking. Where the museum most recently displayed, in essence, the overstuffed artifacts closet of the rock star David Bowie, now...
  • DANCE REVIEW: Sonia Sanchez's 'The Id' at the MCA

    DANCE REVIEW: Sonia Sanchez's 'The Id' at the MCA
    Flamenco is a paradoxical art, requiring passion and control, self-assertion and self-abnegation, physical vehemence and delicacy, defiance and surrender, joy and despair. Not coincidentally, it's also one of the very few dance forms that prize maturity....
  • Museum campus offers free admission Monday, and beyond

    Museum campus offers free admission Monday, and beyond
    As far as free admission days go at Chicago museums, here's a noteworthy Monday. The Adler Planetarium, Field Museum and Shedd Aquarium all are offering free general admission to Illinois residents in observation of Presidents Day, as well as extended...
  • Museums reflect on lower attendance in 2014

    Museums reflect on lower attendance in 2014
    If you've ever tried to go to, say, Shedd Aquarium or the Museum of Science and Industry on the Sunday of a school vacation week, you'll agree that fewer museum visitors isn't necessarily a bad thing. By that standard, Chicago's museums did well in...
  • Gifts for the cook, the sipper, the baker, the latke maker

    Gifts for the cook, the sipper, the baker, the latke maker
    •For the foodie who wants to play with flavors, there is this: Smoked Brown Sugar and its siblings, Chili Smoked Brown Sugar and Whiskey Smoked Brown Sugar. Your mom certainly never mixed these into chocolate chip cookies. These are finishing sugars:...
  • DANCE REVIEW: Hubbard Street Dance Chicago at the MCA Stage

    DANCE REVIEW: Hubbard Street Dance Chicago at the MCA Stage
    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...
  • Tatsu Aoki bridges East and West at MCA

    Tatsu Aoki bridges East and West at MCA
    Some of the most fiercely individualistic work in Chicago jazz has come from the cross-cultural sensibility of bassist-bandleader Tatsu Aoki. Bridging ancient folkloric traditions of his native Japan with ever-changing currents of the Chicago avant-...
  • 2014: The year we knew everything about everything

    2014: The year we knew everything about everything
    "What's the point of even sleeping?" Let it be noted that although 2014 was the year I achieved near-total omniscience over all media, I saw St. Vincent sing that line only three times in the past 12 months. I apologize for that. It was a regretful...
  • Review: 'In Search of a Lost Avant-Garde' by Matti Bunzl

    Review: 'In Search of a Lost Avant-Garde' by Matti Bunzl
    Matti Bunzl entered the Museum of Contemporary Art in January 2008, not to check out the paintings but to conduct field research. The museum granted Bunzl, an anthropologist at the University of Illinois, unrestricted access to view the making of cultural...
  • Bowie a pop hit for MCA, which ponders what's next

    Bowie a pop hit for MCA, which ponders what's next
    The Museum of Contemporary Art's blockbuster "David Bowie Is" exhibit closes Sunday and, therefore, you have only a handful of days left to experience the following uncommon phenomena: packed MCA galleries. Moreover, because the show was designed to...
  • Ten reasons to get excited about the winter art season

    Ten reasons to get excited about the winter art season
    I love the snow, but maybe you don't. Maybe you'd rather be indoors looking at art in rooms with sophisticated humidity and temperature control than out enjoying the formal and experiential brilliance of a radically transformed landscape. If so, here...