| 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...
| 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...
| May 12, 2008
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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...
| 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...
| 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...