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Kara Walker will be difficult. This gets whispered to you by enough people in the art world and you start to believe it: She's humorless! Confrontational! Intimidating! David Mamet intimidating! And this week, before the Thursday opening of “...
In 1913, the Art Institute did something astonishing. It opened its hallowed halls to an exhibition so radical that it would forever alter the course of art-making in the United States. The event was the International Exhibition of Modern Art, better...
Tribune reporterSeveral of the city's major cultural institutions announced plans Tuesday to join together this fall for a "citywide celebration of arts and culture." Dubbed “Expo Art Week,” the event is set to encompass museum and gallery exhibitions,...
The funny thing is, Pablo Picasso never even set foot in Chicago, let alone anywhere else in the United States. That untitled 50-foot-tall sculpture in Daley Plaza, the city's most iconic piece of public art as well as Picasso's only work of its kind?...
Tags: Arts and Culture, Painting, France, Artists, Museums
Always wish you had studied architecture? Wonder if you would be better at science if you learned what interested you rather than what was required? Do you wish you better understood today's political issues more clearly or wish you could find others...
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...
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Institute of Arts will display a famous Vincent van Gogh work later this month. "Bedroom in Arles" is on loan from the Musee d'Orsay in Paris. It'll be on view at the DIA from Feb. 19 to May 28. The painting will be...
Tags: Arts and Culture, Artists, Arts
In “The Painted Girls,” a carefully researched, deeply imagined historical novel by Canadian writer Cathy Marie Buchanan, the Belle Époque comes to vibrant, often aching life. It follows two real-life destitute sisters, Marie and Antoinette...
Tribune reporterThe Shedd Aquarium reclaimed its attendance title among the nation’s major non-profit aquariums after trailing the relatively new Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta for the last five years. Nearly 2.17 million people visited the Shedd in 2012, a 2 percent...
The artist and graphic designer known as Dickcherry doesn't sport any real tattoos, but he makes temporary ones for characters in the supernatural thriller "Mama," the action movie "The Last Stand," and "Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters." "I can't even...
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...
Amy Thomas Elder lives and breathes education. Has been doing so for most of her 49 years. Her parents were teachers. Dad taught history; mom was a math instructor. Her kindergarten was held in an antique house at Greenfield Village next to the Henry...
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