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  • School of Art Institute to award Kanye West honorary doctorate

    School of Art Institute to award Kanye West honorary doctorate
    Kanye West has a complicated history with higher education.
  • Ireland exhibit at Art Institute goes beyond the blarney

    Ireland exhibit at Art Institute goes beyond the blarney
    Yes, the major exhibition of Irish art and craft works at the Art Institute of Chicago opened on St. Patrick's Day. But it is almost in rebuke to that holiday, or at least to the sloppy, stereotype-laden way it is often celebrated here. Laid out in...

    Art Institute taking its work outside this summer

    Art Institute taking its work outside this summer
    Washington crossing the Eisenhower? “Nighthawks” at the bus stop? Come August, American art will be meeting the public in public, with such possible combinations as Grant Wood's “American Gothic” on a subway poster, a Frank Lloyd...

    Ruth Horwich, 1920-2014

     Ruth Horwich, 1920-2014
    A fixture in Chicago's art community for more than 55 years, Ruth Horwich championed young artists and donated significant pieces to the Smart Museum at the University of Chicago, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Contemporary Art. Her most...

    Wesley M. Dixon Jr., 1927-2014

     Wesley M. Dixon Jr., 1927-2014
    Wesley M. Dixon Jr., a pharmaceutical executive, over the years chaired the boards of leading arts, health and educational institutions in the Chicago area, including the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. "Wes was the most important businessperson in...