Mary Carole McCauley

Writer

Mary Carole McCauley joined The Sun in 2000 and is an arts reporter specializing in books and visual arts. Previously, she was The Sun’s theater critic and an assistant arts editor. A native Chicagoan, she graduated from the University of Chicago and completed a fellowship for arts journalists at Northwestern University. Her writing has been recognized with a National Headliner Award and three times by the Society for Features Journalism. 

Recent Articles

  • Artists explore American identity in Sondheim Artscape Prize exhibit

    Artists explore American identity in Sondheim Artscape Prize exhibit

    Perilous journeys under desperate circumstances. Travelers in a hurry shedding pieces of their lives. Newcomers who step by step and day by day reshape the streets, towns and nation in which they have settled. Immigration is on the minds of Americans in a big way right now, so perhaps it’s not...

  • The Walters' renovated Mount Vernon mansion is a work of art in itself

    The Walters' renovated Mount Vernon mansion is a work of art in itself

    The 19th-century mansion at 1 W. Mount Vernon Place that is part of the Walters Art Museum resembles a giant white wedding cake. The three-story home rises in visible layers, and the roofline is topped with frosting-like dollops of plaster. Inside, the curved stairway designed by Charles A. Platt...

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