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It's not a shocker, really, that the figures lifted from one of American art's most famous images and made enormous and three-dimensional have proved so popular. There is something both surprising and pleasing about encountering God Bless America, J....
Tags: Cloud Gate, Michigan Avenue, Museums, Arts, Fine Artists
Every now and then I make a list of nine things I've liked lately. Here's one for the approach to summer. 1. Lake Michigan I love the lake in its lonelier seasons, too, but now, when the warmth comes back and the people come out, the lakefront reminds...
Lately I've been having some excellent lunches downtown. One day I had a fabulous repast of Poulenc and Prokofiev. Another time, I enjoyed several delicious servings of Georgia O'Keeffe. And on Friday, I chewed over some Heidegger. I've been on a kick...
Tags: Arts, Music, Music Industry, University of Chicago, Culture
Lyric Opera patrons attending the duo recital by soprano Renee Fleming and mezzo-soprano Susan Graham Thursday night at the Civic Opera House probably did not expect they would be getting a guided tour of belle epoque Paris along with an exquisitely...
For ages, mankind has been fascinated by rivers, not simply as natural resources and avenues of commercial conveyance, but also as symbols, metaphors and ideas. Countless artists, composers, writers and thinkers have pondered the significance of these...
Chicago makes a claim on many writers — Nelson Algren, David Mamet, Ernest Hemingway, Carl Sandburg — even if those scribes spent only a portion of their lives within its sweet confines. But Thornton Wilder, the author of such iconic plays...
Politics is by nature a brutalizing business. It is a business of ambition and lies. Stay around it too long, and your heart becomes coarsened. It thickens and gets numb. It happens to cops, from years of listening to predators rationalizing why they did...
Sylvain Bellenger, currently chief curator of National Heritage at the Institut National d'Histoire de l'Art in Paris, will become the Art Institute of Chicago’s new chair and curator of the Department of Medieval through Modern European Painting...
Tags: Arts, Douglas Druick, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Museums
At its 25th summit in Chicago this weekend, NATO will be preoccupied with the tricky business of how to advance its various institutional priorities — like global security and the building of stability — even as its member nations are more...
If Paul Revere had wielded a laptop instead of a lantern — cut us some slack on the historical improbability here, OK? — he would have understood Wael Ghonim. Ghonim is the man who used social media to move his homeland of Egypt a few long...
They buried Hubert Sumlin two weeks ago at Washington Memory Gardens Cemetery in Homewood, laying to rest the man whose ferocious guitar riffs galvanized Howlin' Wolf's classic recordings of the 1950s and '60s. Just before Sumlin's casket was lowered...
Along the 405 is L.A.'s version of a shining city on the hill -- a castle of culture in all its incarnations. The Getty Trust is more than its collections and museums; it's about worldwide research, preservation and philanthropy. Its new chief, James...
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