| Dec 7, 2011
| 9:16 PM
"On Display in Orange County: Modern and Contemporary Sculpture," an exhibition of 20th and 21st century works commissioned over a half-century by Henry T. Segerstrom and then placed on public sites to enhance the cultural equation of Orange County at...
| Aug 4, 2011
| 4:07 PM
Laguna Art Museum
307 Cliff Drive
Open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday, and Friday. Extended summer hours through Labor Day, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays and Saturdays, with special...
| Aug 26, 2011
| 2:05 PM
This year's Chicago Dancing Festival, which finishes up Saturday with a free extravaganza at the Pritzker Pavilion, has been fun, uplifting, broad and deep. Certainly we've seen a lot of new faces, just as the increase in offerings has also attracted...
| May 12, 2008
| 9:24 AM
1. Bison, 1909, (Edward Kemeys) Humboldt Park
Alan Artner:The lions flanking the stairs to the Art Institute of Chicago are some of the most famous animal sculptures in North America; much less known is this pair of bison from the same period that...
| May 16, 2008
A dozen gouaches and a matched pair of installation sculptures by Dike Blair continue the New York artist's eccentric dialogue between perception and objects. His second show at Mary Goldman Gallery nicely elaborates long-standing concerns rather than...
| Oct 26, 2009
Ruth Duckworth, a noted modernist sculptor and muralist who created abstract ceramic forms for pieces breathtakingly large and charmingly small in her studio in a renovated Chicago pickle plant, has died. She was 90.
Duckworth died Oct. 18 at a Chicago...
| Aug 8, 2010
"What brings you downtown?" the waitress asks as she seats me on a patio shadowed by the skyscrapers on Bunker Hill.
I hear this question often. "Actually, I live here," I say, trying not to sound smug. "Just down the hill."
"Oh!" the waitress chirps in...
| Feb 1, 2009
The history of American art has missed the mark, says curator Alexandra Munroe. It has overlooked the profound and pervasive contribution of Asian philosophy and culture to the caldron, and the exhibition she has spent five years organizing, "The Third...
| Nov 29, 2006
| 8:33 PM
As students rush to classes at USC, an outdoor artwork near Fisher Gallery invites them to slow down and think about a shameful chapter of U.S. history.
Created by Jenny Holzer in 1999 and simply titled "Blacklist," the landscaped retreat recalls the...
| Sep 13, 2008
FOR Gil Le Bon De Lapointe, being a skateboarder was a steppingstone to becoming a furniture designer. "You spend a lot of time choosing and using your board -- checking the shape, the curves, the elasticity of the plywood," says De Lapointe, still an...
| Jul 6, 2008
ASPECIAL energy was crackling among the ladies refreshing their ikebana arrangements in the strikingly unusual exhibition "Living Flowers: Ikebana and Contemporary Art" at the Japanese American National Museum. In two days, the crown prince of Japan was...