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  • A growing list of AACM celebrations

    A growing list of AACM celebrations
    This year will be rich in events celebrating the AACM's 50th anniversary.
  • Chicago's history of museums in the parks

    Chicago's history of museums in the parks
    The possibility of locating the Barack Obama presidential library in Jackson Park or Washington Park is a good time to review the history of museums in Chicago's parks. Attracting museums to parks has been a city trend since 1893, when civic leaders...

    Obama library on public parkland

    In recent days, I have read many articles written by Tribune writers and guest columnists about the adverse effects of placing the Obama presidential library in Washington Park. The impression I got was Washington Park is pristine and its essence must...

    50th anniversary of AACM celebrated at DuSable Museum

    50th anniversary of AACM celebrated at DuSable Museum
    Jazz was in trouble. In the early 1960s rock was ascendant, jazz clubs were closing, jobs were evaporating and the music seemed to be coming to a creative and commercial dead end. Until, that is, a group of intrepid players from the South Side of...

    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...