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  • Retiring Field Museum, Adler Planetarium presidents give their final thoughts

    Retiring Field Museum, Adler Planetarium presidents give their final thoughts
    This autumn and early winter will see the biggest change in Chicago's Museum Campus since Lake Shore Drive took a hard swing to the west to create the parkland connection of cultural institutions 14 years ago. This time, though, the alteration is not...
  • 10 museum exhibits for your fall 2012

    10 museum exhibits for your fall 2012
    Here are some shows and exhibits to watch for at Chicago's museums and zoos this fall, roughly in order of appearance: "Kouzina": Annual celebration of Greek and Mediterranean cuisine. 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 20 at the National Hellenic Museum, 333 S....
  • Field Museum birds are in fine feather

    Field Museum birds are in fine feather
    A good museum is constantly revising and reinventing itself. So it is that the Field's newly named Ronald and Christina Gidwitz Hall of Birds reopened Tuesday after an extensive renovation. This mecca of bird-watching (stuffed-and-mounted division)...
  • Spiders attacking downtown high-rises? Not so fast

    Spiders attacking downtown high-rises? Not so fast
    Arachnophobic Chicagoans want to hear "flying" and "spider" in the same sentence probably as much as "ketchup" and "hot dog." But that's the phrase that the bug-squeamish have been treated to this week, when a note posted to guests at the Hilton Chicago...
  • Monday, July 16, 2012

    5:30 - 9 a.m.  Jonathon Brandmeier 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.  Mike McConnell 9:05 a.m.  Where's Robin Leach when you need him?  Mike McConnell learns about the unique problems that come with the lifestyles of the incredibly rich and occasionally famous.  12 - 3...
  • Review: 'Charles R. Knight' by Richard Milner

    Review: 'Charles R. Knight' by Richard Milner
    -------------------- Charles R. Knight The Artist Who Saw Through Time Richard Milner Abrams: $40, 180 pp. -------------------- Although his is not a household name, Charles R. Knight (1874-1953) created paintings of dinosaurs, saber-toothed cats,...
  • Adler Planetarium names Michelle Larson new president

    Adler Planetarium names Michelle Larson new president
    Michelle Larson's faculty page at Utah State University displays a picture of her cozying up to a bust of Albert Einstein. Lego Albert Einstein. That combination, science with a populist face, is a pretty fair summation of what she'll have to bring...
  • Museums offer holiday gift options

    Museums offer holiday gift options
    We all know that the holidays are commercialized. For those looking for an alternative to the mass pandemonium of the malls, gift shops at Chicago museums offer presents with local interest as well as artistic and educational panache. And in many cases,...
  • Making a bet on Chicago's Italian heritage for 2013

    Making a bet on Chicago's Italian heritage for 2013
    Silvio Marchetti, who has silver hair and a dry sense of humor most atypical for an attache, tells a story about meeting the late Harold Washington, Mayor of Chicago, in the mid-1980s. Marchetti, who now heads up the Italian Cultural Institute in Chicago,...
  • Celebrate your golden anniversary at the Field

    The traditional 50th wedding anniversary gift is gold. But museum tickets might make a good second choice, or an additional present, as the Field Museum invites couples married in 1962 to its main hall for its third-annual celebration of marital...
  • For Paul Salopek, a 7-year, 30-million-step journey

    For Paul Salopek, a 7-year, 30-million-step journey
    What is surely one of the most ambitious, audacious journalistic projects ever attempted will begin in January with a footstep headed out of Ethiopa's Rift Valley, just like one early humans took 50,000-70,000 years ago. And those footsteps will...