| Dec 8, 2014
| 7:55 PM
The traveling 20-year retrospective of French Conceptual artist Pierre Huyghe turns the Los Angeles County Museum of Art into a mammoth vivarium — a carefully orchestrated, walk-in terrarium-cum-aquarium. The exhibition creates a self-contained...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 2:18 PM
Lonnie Bunch had a good thing going in Chicago. He was running the Chicago Historical Society, helping to guide its transition to eventually becoming the more outward facing Chicago History Museum. Chicago's community of civic leaders had welcomed him...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 10:26 AM
Visceral video pieces about secrets, a show devoted to the ways in which man is contending with rising seas, and a photographer who takes on L.A.’s bus system. Plus: an anniversary show and a video about hallways. It’s all happening in L.A....
| Dec 12, 2014
| 10:48 AM
In 2014 architecture put the recession in the rearview mirror.
A wave of residential towers washed over American downtowns while, in Chicago, controversies flared over George Lucas' plan for a massive museum along the lakefront and Donald Trump's...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 11:09 AM
This has been a year of bittersweet goodbyes, as some of the brightest curators in Chicago have left for Toronto, Philadelphia, Kassel, Germany, and beyond. 2015 will fill those Lucite platform shoes with who-knows-who, but in the meantime, here's what we...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 1:18 PM
It was bound to happen, so I was glad to get it over with.
"My grandmother had that!" squealed a girl on glimpsing an olive-green sectional sofa with flower-patterned pillows.
So my friend Kaye Pomaranc and I knew where we stood as we toured "The 1968...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 3:03 PM
Environmental activists anger archaeologists and the Peruvian government, a botched restoration draws pilgrims in Spain, the struggle to preserve a woman-built artist-environment in Wisconsin, as well as an iconic brutalist architectural icon in New York....
| Dec 17, 2014
| 1:04 PM
The biggest museum story in Chicago in 2014 was, of course, the one that's on the horizon. During the year, billionaire filmmaker George Lucas chose Chicago for his Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, was offered a prime lakefront site in a current Soldier...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 8:32 AM
"Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb," otherwise known as "Night at the Museum 3," rates as more determinedly heartfelt than the first and not as witty as the second (and best). Also, no Amy Adams as Amelia Earhart in jodhpurs this time around....
| Dec 18, 2014
| 10:28 AM
We are on the final countdown to the holidays. The malls are packed, students are out of school by 4 p.m. today (until Jan. 5) and out-of-town family and friends are arriving. If you want to reduce your holiday stress, entertain your kids (and guests)...
| Dec 20, 2014
This column generally is all about planning your own Florida getaways, but this time of year it's more likely that family and friends are getting away to visit you in sunny Central Florida.
That's nice, but face it, no one wants to spend the holidays...