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  • James Prosek: Naturalist and his work at the Notebaert

    James Prosek: Naturalist and his work at the Notebaert
    The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum (2430 N. Cannon Drive), which regularly puts on exhibits of artwork related to its up-with-nature mission, is hosting artist/naturalist James Prosek this month. Prosek is the author and illustrator of "Trout: An Illustrated History" (Knopf, 1996), a book of his vividly detailed watercolor paintings of trout of North America, published when he was just 19 years old. He has since written "Ocean Fishes" (Rizzoli, 2012), about Atlantic sea life.
  • 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...

    Museum campus offers free admission Monday, and beyond

    Museum campus offers free admission Monday, and beyond
    As far as free admission days go at Chicago museums, here's a noteworthy Monday. The Adler Planetarium, Field Museum and Shedd Aquarium all are offering free general admission to Illinois residents in observation of Presidents Day, as well as extended...

    Chicago-area nature camps explore the wilds -- even in the city

    Chicago-area nature camps explore the wilds -- even in the city
      Nature Museum camps For outdoors-minded, city-surrounded kids, day camp doesn't get much cooler than at the Nature Museum, where field trips might include the Lederman Science Center at Fermilab (to see the bison herd), the Chicago River (for a...

    Attendance dips at major Chicago museums in 2014

    Attendance dips at major Chicago museums in 2014
    Attendance at a consortium of 15 leading Chicago cultural institutions was down slightly in 2014, in large measure due to the "polar vortex" weather that began the year, but blockbuster year-end exhibitions about a rock star and a year in history kept the...