| Sep 9, 2014
| 4:03 PM
The Chicago Park District has tapped acclaimed architect Jeanne Gang to help it develop a long-range plan for the Museum Campus, the district will announce Wednesday.
The plan takes on added import because Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to give “Star...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 8:39 PM
More than just the setting for a fanciful cartoon movie, Madagascar, of course, is a real island boasting some of the most fascinating biological history on Earsth.
A new Field Museum exhibition, opening Saturday, tries to tell some of that story --...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 12:12 PM
For the next addition to its permanent exhibitions, Chicago’s Field Museum is looking far to the East.
The Cyrus Tang Hall of China, showcasing some 350 artifacts from the museum’s 40,000-item collection, will open next June in a gallery...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 9:28 AM
For those who missed the annual Whisky Advocate WhiskyFest this past spring—either because of the $200 ticket price or how quickly the event sells out each year—there's a new whiskey festival option this year.
Lively Water Whiskey Fest,...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 2:03 PM
Walt Disney is sticking around, jellyfish are going away while snow monkeys arrive, and David Bowie, as represented by his artifacts, is coming to town.
The fall museum calendar is a busy one, unveiling new shows and new events as well as the reprise of...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 8:36 AM
A group calling itself "Friends of the Lucas Museum" has formed to "outline the potential benefits Chicagoans can expect from the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art coming to Chicago" ahead of upcoming public hearings on Mayor Rahm Emanuel's controversial...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 5:41 PM
A group of civic leaders calling themselves "Friends of Lucas Museum" launched Thursday in advance of a potential legal challenge to the art museum's proposed lakefront location and public hearings on plans to improve the museum campus overall.
| Aug 13, 2014
| 1:08 PM
She's always been larger than life. Now the story of Sue the Tyrannosaurus rex, the pride of the Field Museum, hits the big screen in "Dinosaur 13," opening Friday at the Gene Siskel Film Center — 24 years and three days after she was discovered...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 11:30 AM
In 1997, with considerable help from McDonald's and the Walt Disney Corp., Chicago's Field Museum of Natural History outbid (among others) the Smithsonian Institution and bought the bones of the 67-million-year-old Tyrannosaurus rex known as Sue. The...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 10:00 PM
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In 1990, some paleontologists found the most complete set of Tyrannosaurus rex fossils ever discovered. They were happy, of course. Then the FBI took control of the bones, and the researchers weren’t as happy.
| Jan 17, 2014
| 10:32 AM
PARK CITY, Utah -- "Dinosaur 13," a documentary about the discovery of the Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton named Sue and the ensuing legal fight over control of the bones, has been acquired by Lionsgate and CNN Films.
The deal, completed Friday morning, is...