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Luxury real estate in downtown Chicago came roaring back in 2012, experiencing its best year since 2008. According to a recent report, sales of million-dollar homes rose by 15 percent last year, and while the rebound has been welcome news to sellers, it...
SAN DIEGO — In the history of American art, Charles Reiffel is probably the best early Modernist painter you've never heard of. Celebrated in his own day for Expressionist landscapes of remarkable verve and complexity, he quickly fell off the...
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...
We all know that the holidays are commercialized. For those looking for an alternative to the mass pandemonium of the malls, gift shops at Chicago museums offer presents with local interest as well as artistic and educational panache. And in many cases,...
Tags: Arts, Museums, Science and Technology, Artists, Michigan Avenue
The year 2012 brought exhibitions that were ambitious, unpredictable and sometimes downright messy — but when it comes to art, these are all good things. What's more, all that disheveled enthusiasm wasn't solely confined to the alternative spaces...
Tags: Arts, Artists, Museums, Charlotte Rampling, Arts and Culture
When the Goodman Theatre announced its prices for its current production, "Sweet Bird of Youth," starring Diane Lane, it listed $89 as the top ticket price for that show, a price that duly appeared in this newspaper. And had you bought your decent main-...
Special to Tribune NewspapersThe Alzheimer Drug Discovery Foundation hosted its inaugural "Hope on the Horizon" dinner Nov. 5 at the Art Institute of Chicago with more than 300 patrons. Chairs Nancy and Steven Crown and Leonard Lauder welcomed guests for an evening that featured...
French design superstars Erwan and Ronan Bouroullec lead the way into the museums with a fresh MCA exhibit and tell us what's delighting (and challenging) them this winter. Think snow, not ski bunnies. Must-do list this winter Erwan: Discovering snow...
Tags: Arts, Museums, Steve McQueen, Arts and Culture
David Plowden's second-floor office in his Winnetka home is not the sanctuary that was his now-shuttered basement darkroom. It is more prone to distractions, but that is just one of the allowances that the celebrated 80-year-old photographer has made to...
Tags: Technology, Arts, Artists, Science and Technology, Museums
Hartford Art School at University of Hartford, 200 Bloomfield Ave. in West Hartford will host “National Portfolio Day,” at which high school students will have their art portfolios reviewed, on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 1 to 5 p.m. About 1,000...
Artist Danh Vo has been named the winner of the 2012 Hugo Boss Prize, which is administered by the Guggenheim Foundation. Vo, who was born in Vietnam in 1975 and grew up in Denmark, will have a solo exhibition at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New...
The celebrated British artist Steve McQueen has made two feature films in the past few years. "Hunger" won the Camera d'Or at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival for its vision of Irish Republican Army bomber Bobby Sands, and the hunger strike that ended his...
Tags: Arts, Artists, Sculpture, Michigan Avenue, Statue of Liberty
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