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  • David Layman on situating Field Museum's Sue

    David Layman on situating Field Museum's Sue
    David Layman describes his approach, as Field Museum's lead exhibit designer, to situating Sue, the world's most famous and expensive T. rex skeleton, in the museum for her 2000 debut: "Sue was to become an institutional icon. "It needed to generate a...
  • David Layman, exhibit designer, tells our harrowing stories

    David Layman, exhibit designer, tells our harrowing stories
    The signs spread across the floor of a high-end Chicago printer's office on this winter Friday afternoon probably should seem disjointed or abstract. "< LEFT Worker Rigging a Steel Beam," says one. "V BELOW North Tower Foundation Slab." "World Trade...
  • Biomechanics exhibit shines at Field Museum

    Biomechanics exhibit shines at Field Museum
    It's when you're sitting in an office chair in the center of an interactive museum exhibit, swiveling around at a dizzying pace because you are flapping an arm-length wing, that it really hits you: Biomechanics, the subject of a lavishly detailed new...
  • Joel Greenberg on 'A Feathered River Across the Sky'

    Joel Greenberg on 'A Feathered River Across the Sky'
    Joel Greenberg sat at his Westmont kitchen table, a bearish figure with curly gray hair mirrored by a short gray beard, in front of a stuffed passenger pigeon. The bird looks like an oversized mourning dove, with stitches visible where the head had to...
  • San Francisco makes official offer to George Lucas for land with Bay view

    San Francisco makes official offer to George Lucas for land with Bay view
    San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee has offered "Star Wars" creator George Lucas a prime lot near the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge for the film director's planned cultural arts museum, according to a letter from the mayor obtained by The Tribune. The 2.3 acre...
  • New 'The Greeks' exhibit coming to Chicago in 2015

    New 'The Greeks' exhibit coming to Chicago in 2015
    Greek yogurt has elbowed its way onto dairy shelves. Greek mythology is now, more than just a school subject, a standard part of children's fantasy fiction reading and movie-going. So why not heighten the stakes with a “blockbuster” museum...
  • Chicago Cubs upset over trashing of Wrigley Field replica cake

    The Chicago Cubs are not happy with how a cake created in honor of Wrigley Field's 100th anniversary was disposed of following a charity event on Wednesday. A 400-pound replica of the century-old ballpark, created by the bakery made famous on the...
  • Oops: New mural on Wrigley Field is of Comiskey Park

    Oops: New mural on Wrigley Field is of Comiskey Park
    All the errors aren’t on the field as the Cubs celebrate the centennial season of Wrigley Field. One of the handsome new murals on the ballpark’s outside walls shows a photo labeled “Charles Lindbergh, Wrigley Field,” but the...
  • Soldier Field parking lots recommended for 'Star Wars' museum

    Soldier Field parking lots recommended for 'Star Wars' museum
    A task force appointed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel has recommended the parking lots to the south of Soldier Field as the home for filmmaker George Lucas' collection of art and movie memorabilia, should the 'Star Wars' creator choose Chicago over San Francisco...
  • Emanuel defends Star Wars museum site

    Emanuel defends Star Wars museum site
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel today defended a proposal to let George Lucas build his museum on a lakefront parcel now occupied by Soldier Field parking lots, saying the Star Wars creator's collection deserves to stand alongside venerable institutions like the Adler...
  • Field Museum rolls out another craft beer

    Field Museum rolls out another craft beer
    The Field Museum and a local brewing company are launching a craft beer in stores across Chicago next month, an endeavor aimed at raising money for the institution’s educational programs. It will be called "Cabinet of Curiosities," a White India...