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  • Chicago Public Library to receive national medal from first lady

    Chicago Public Library to receive national medal from first lady
    First lady Michelle Obama is scheduled to present the 2014 National Medal for Museum and Library Service to 10 institutions, including the Chicago Public Library, at a White House ceremony on Thursday. In an announcement today, the White House described...
  • Los Angeles makes bid for George Lucas museum

    George Lucas has another suitor for his planned art museum -- and it's the city of Los Angeles. Mayor Eric Garcetti recently reached out to the "Star Wars" filmmaker in a letter expressing interest in bringing the museum to the L.A. area. Garcetti is...
  • Zoos and Shedd Aquarium join elephant campaign

    Brookfield Zoo, Lincoln Park Zoo and the Shedd Aquarium announced Tuesday they are joining a fight to protect African elephants through the newly launched 96 Elephants Campaign. The campaign aims to help the endangered animals in their homeland, educate...
  • George Lucas' shrine to commerce, art — and negotiation

    George Lucas' shrine to commerce, art — and negotiation
    A long time ago, at a studio far, far away, a young filmmaker coming off his first success opted to leave around a half-million dollars in pay on the negotiating table in exchange for more control over the project he was about to begin. Conventional...
  • Finding a new use for aquarium amphitheater part of dolphin debate

    Finding a new use for aquarium amphitheater part of dolphin debate
    If dolphins depart the National Aquarium, officials are contemplating what to do with the 1.2 million-gallon pool where the marine mammals have been on display for more than two decades. Among the possibilities: creating an underwater forest with...
  • Our summer list for Chicago-area museums

    Our summer list for Chicago-area museums
    Summer is traditionally a slow time for museum exhibit openings. This could be because of the heat or the humidity or the marked decrease in school field trips during the season. No matter. Area museums and zoos do make concerted efforts to bring in...
  • George Lucas offered new museum site in San Francisco

    George Lucas offered new museum site in San Francisco
    The city of San Francisco has stepped up its effort to lure George Lucas and his prized art collection by proposing a new site for the "Star Wars" filmmaker's long-planned museum. Mayor Edwin Lee recently sent a letter to Lucas proposing to use a 2.3-...
  • Parking at Museum Campus is hard enough already

    I fully agree with the Tribune’s editorial against locating George Lucas’ proposed Cultural Arts Museum on what is now the Soldier Field parking lot — for an additional reason. I enjoy visiting the Field Museum of Natural History,...
  • With Shedd and Field brews, a new kind of exhibit on tap

    With Shedd and Field brews, a new kind of exhibit on tap
    The hops that Shedd Aquarium grows cannot claim pride of place. To reach them, these days, you walk around a chain-link construction enclosure, duck beneath branches in a landscaped area and scramble up onto a low ledge of the aquarium's building. But...
  • San Francisco offers site near Bay Bridge for George Lucas museum

    San Francisco will offer “Star Wars” creator George Lucas a choice lot across a street from the Bay and near the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge for the home of the director’s planned cultural arts museum, should he choose his...
  • Science Chicks engineer underwater vehicle

    Science Chicks engineer underwater vehicle
    The Science Chicks, a new club in Mount Prospect School District 57, designed, built and then tested a remote operating vehicle in a recent competition, living the goal of getting more girls interested in science and technology careers. The March...