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  • At Shedd Aquarium, oodles of fish, surprising exhibits and, oh yes, crowds

    At Shedd Aquarium, oodles of fish, surprising exhibits and, oh yes, crowds
    At the Shedd Aquarium, it is possible, at times, to imagine yourself as a fish swimming in a crowded school — especially if you try to head downstream while everybody else in the place is going up. Drawing more then 2 million visitors each year to...
  • Keep George Lucas museum off the lake

    Keep George Lucas museum off the lake
    George Lucas' proposed lakefront museum is a bad idea. A really bad idea. And not because it may be illegal, as some lakefront preservationists argue. That is, even if the museum is perfectly legal, it is perfectly misplaced and ill-conceived. To...
  • Review: 'Vodou: Sacred Powers of Haiti' opens at Field Museum

    Review: 'Vodou: Sacred Powers of Haiti' opens at Field Museum
    The first striking thing in "Vodou: Sacred Powers of Haiti," the haunting, otherworldly new temporary exhibition at the Field Museum, was the smell. It's earthy, dusky, not unpleasant, and it offered an immediate sense of something real finding its...
  • 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...
  • 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 receives $3 million gift from Boeing

    Field receives $3 million gift from Boeing
    The Field Museum of Natural History has received a $3 million gift from the Chicago-based Boeing Company, the museum announced Wednesday. The money will go to the museum's Action Center, which promotes conservation along the Amazon River, in the eastern...
  • 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...
  • Museum Campus planning meeting set for Oct. 21

    Museum Campus planning meeting set for Oct. 21
    This month, residents can weigh in on the future of the Museum Campus, which is the proposed site for the new Lucas Museum of Narrative Art. The first public meeting focused on the long-range planning of the Museum Campus and sponsored by the Grant Park...
  • '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...
  • Argonne X-ray beams used to analyze space dust

    Argonne X-ray beams used to analyze space dust
    Stardust, a 770-pound NASA spacecraft about the size of an office desk, zoomed around space in the early 2000s collecting space dust — a remarkable achievement in itself that involved the use of a dried gel known as aerogel. The gel, which feels...