| Sep 12, 2012
| 2:29 PM
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...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 2:45 PM
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....
| Sep 26, 2012
| 2:21 PM
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)...
| Jul 13, 2012
| 8:29 AM
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...
| Jul 13, 2012
| 11:02 PM
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...
| Jul 22, 2012
Charles R. Knight
The Artist Who Saw Through Time
Abrams: $40, 180 pp.
Although his is not a household name, Charles R. Knight (1874-1953) created paintings of dinosaurs, saber-toothed cats,...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 7:00 PM
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...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 2:36 PM
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,...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 8:42 AM
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,...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 8:12 AM
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...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 3:04 PM
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...