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  • Best of Museums 2014: The big stories, from 'Bowie' to orchids

    Best of Museums 2014: The big stories, from 'Bowie' to orchids
    The biggest museum story in Chicago in 2014 was, of course, the one that's on the horizon. During the year, billionaire filmmaker George Lucas chose Chicago for his Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, was offered a prime lakefront site in a current Soldier...
  • Inside the Field Museum's hidden flesh-eating beetle room

    Inside the Field Museum's hidden flesh-eating beetle room
    The chipmunk was a schmuck, a nobody. He had been dead a long time. He would not be missed. If Anna Goldman knew anything, it was dead chipmunks, and this one was like all the rest — dead. Ever since becoming the lead preparer of dead mammals at the...
  • Field invites top natural history museums to Chicago summit

    Field invites top natural history museums to Chicago summit
    In a new initiative in its industry, the Field Museum of Natural History plans to host representatives of fellow leading natural-history museums at a meeting in the spring of 2015, Field president Richard Lariviere said in an interview. Lariviere said...
  • What Indiana Jones gets wrong (and right) about archaeology

     What Indiana Jones gets wrong (and right) about archaeology
    A few years back, the transcript of an early story meeting between the creators of "Raiders of the Lost Ark" surfaced on the Internet. In it, screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan and director Steven Spielberg sit down with executive producer George Lucas, who...
  • Lucas Museum design an architectural mountain on city's lakefront

    Lucas Museum design an architectural mountain on city's lakefront
    If you expected filmmaker George Lucas to give Chicago a low-slung museum that would slip quietly into the fiercely contested ground of the city's lakefront, I have news for you: You expected wrong. A conceptual plan for the proposed Lucas Museum of...
  • George Lucas museum to feature more than 'Star Wars'

    George Lucas museum to feature more than 'Star Wars'
    Yes, “Star Wars” creator George Lucas is building a museum on Chicago's lakefront. But it will not be a “Star Wars” museum, the filmmaker said in Chicago Friday, calling that an idea that has been “blown all out of...
  • Chicago's Museum Campus planning hardly an exercise in democracy

    Chicago's Museum Campus planning hardly an exercise in democracy
    The guy in the black shirt had a confused look on his face. "Are you from here?" he said, which is what tourists ask when they're in desperate need of directions. Our lost tourist had been walking east on Roosevelt Road when he confronted a sign near...
  • 'Moochie Kalala' TV series stars Tim Kazurinsky and Chicago's museums

    'Moochie Kalala' TV series stars Tim Kazurinsky and Chicago's museums
    Sunday's first episode of the new, Chicago-made kids' TV series "Moochie Kalala Detectives Club" starts with Tim Kazurinsky's character telling his grandkids a fantastical story that leads to a search for truth at Adler Planetarium. Although the...
  • DanceWorks, Field Museum among Chicago groups getting MacArthur grants

    DanceWorks, Field Museum among Chicago groups getting MacArthur grants
    DanceWorks Chicago, eighth blackbird and Walkabout Theater Company are among 12 Chicago arts organizations receiving grants for international collaborations from the Chicago-based John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The MacArthur Foundation...
  • Field joins Tribune, Sound Opinions in curated movie trend

    Field joins Tribune, Sound Opinions in curated movie trend
    With a public screening of "Jurassic Park" Friday guided by one of its top dinosaur scientists, the Field Museum is getting in on one of the city's notable recent arts trends, the curated movie showing.   "Miracle," for instance, the film about the 1980...
  • 'David Bowie Is' and the dangers of 'theme creep'

    'David Bowie Is' and the dangers of 'theme creep'
    The Museum of Contemporary Art is going all out for David Bowie — some 400 objects, a gala, a Tumblr blog, a sponsorship from Louis Vuitton. This is understandable; the exhibit, organized by London's Victoria & Albert Museum, is making Chicago its...