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  • Museum outings for your holiday week

     Museum outings for your holiday week
    In England, they have Boxing Day. In America, the day after Christmas — heck, the entire week between Christmas and New Year's — can feel like the aftermath of a holiday bout. Between running to the mall to return that terrible sweater (what were they thinking?) and figuring out how to get that new gadget or toy to work properly (why are these instructions in Esperanto?), post-holiday stress can be a doozy. But it can also be a great time to catch up with some cultural institutions, many of which still have holiday-themed exhibits and activities going strong. Here are just a few suggestions for ways to greet the New Year with old favorites on the museum beat. Unless otherwise noted, all these museums are closed Christmas Day.
  • 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...

    Season of lights, lights and more lights: 'Illumination,' MSI and others

    Season of lights, lights and more lights:  'Illumination,' MSI and others
    These days, the main floor of the Museum of Science and Industry is a little bit like a Christmas tree lot, but without the smell of evergreens, the giant ball of twine or the sketchy dude in the Carhartt jacket. In a long-running holiday tradition, the...

    Taking the Kids -- and lighting up your holidays

    Taking the Kids -- and lighting up your holidays
    Is it possible? Is it possible there is something everyone in your gang will enjoy this holiday season, no matter what their ages -- even the I-don't-want-to-go-anywhere-with-you teens? Even better, you're guaranteed not to bust the holiday gift budget...

    Alternative site for Lucas Museum could help stars align for everyone

    Alternative site for Lucas Museum could help stars align for everyone
    There's a better spot for the proposed Lucas Museum of Narrative Arts than the one that led to the much-derided "Mount Lucas" design and prompted Friends of the Parks on Thursday to file a lawsuit in federal court against the plan. This site would...