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On a warm late September evening in one of the nicer high-rises on Chicago's Marine Drive, Brenda Fredericks peered over her glasses and surveyed a large group of relatives from her husband's family, many of whom she had never met before. Some were...
Bertrand Goldberg did not believe in preservation. He said so. If he were still here we would be having a disagreement. Goldberg was, of course, the architect of the original Prentice Hospital as well as the much-loved Marina City; he died in 1997. It'...
Michael Asher, the pioneering conceptual artist who challenged expectations of what constitutes a work of art and what happens during an art critique, died in his sleep at his Los Angeles home early Monday after several years of poor health. He was 69....
Tags: Artists, Obituaries, Arts, Arts and Culture, Fine Artists
The Washington PostArt hardly ever comes up as a campaign issue in presidential elections. But once voters decide, the artistic tastes of the first family become well known from the pieces they choose to adorn the White House. Barack Obama has long taken pride in his...
Architecture is an optimistic discipline: Nobody builds without believing in the future. In the new show "Building: Inside Studio Gang Architects" at the Art Institute of Chicago, architect Jeanne Gang and her crew take hope to a whole new level. Each of...
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...
When children go to a restaurant, they can practically decide what to eat beforehand because the menu of childhood staples is almost ingrained in their brains: hamburgers, hot dogs and chicken fingers with fries, mac and cheese, and pizza. The choices...
WASHINGTON — Add the culinary scene to your agenda when visiting Washington, but don't look in the usual places. Try to snag a lunch reservation at the National Gallery of Art's Garden Cafe. If you're lucky enough to get a table at what has...
Karl Benjamin, a painter of dazzling geometric abstractions who established a national reputation in 1959 as one of four Los Angeles-based Abstract Classicists and created a highly acclaimed body of work that celebrates the glories of color in all its...
Tribune reporterChef Susan Feniger heads to town Aug. 16 to celebrate her latest cookbook “Susan Feniger’s Street Food” (Clarkson Potter) with a book signing/demo at Williams-Sonoma on Michigan Avenue and a pop-up restaurant at Tony Mantuano’s...
Collectors Council taking art trip to Windy City The deadline to sign up for an art-filled, group package trip to Chicago in September with the Laguna Art Museum's Contemporary Collectors Council is July 15. LAM Executive Director Malcolm Warner will...
Tags: Trips and Vacations, Artists, Renzo Piano, Libraries, Arts
I had Playboy. My boys have Laguna Beach art. It's OK. It relieves me of my fatherly duties, which, let's face it, are sometimes painfully awkward. Besides, my boys cringe whenever I play dad anyway. Like Saturday night and the opening of the Pageant of...
Tags: Movies, Entertainment, Arts, Arts and Culture, George Washington
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