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  • Colonial Williamsburg sells Carter's Grove plantation to Chicago preservationist

    Colonial Williamsburg sells Carter's Grove plantation to Chicago preservationist
    WILLIAMSBURG — The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation sold Carter's Grove for the second time last week to a businessman and preservationist from Chicago for $7.25 million.
  • Art Institute is the world's best museum

    Art Institute is the world's best museum
    If you were asked to name Chicago's single greatest cultural contribution, you would probably stifle the impulse to say the hot dog. You might say it's the city's stunning architecture. If you're of a cynical bent, you might say it's our world-class...

    'David Bowie Is': How do you fit a rocker into an art museum?

    'David Bowie Is': How do you fit a rocker into an art museum?
    Sometime soon, should you find yourself backstage at the Museum of Contemporary Art, wandering its administrative offices, be sure to look for the pencil drawing of David Bowie as a banana. It is not an official curated piece of museum art; rather, it...

    The Capen House: Not just a house

    The Capen House: Not just a house
    Thad Seymour, president emeritus of Rollins College, raised his glass and gave a toast, "To perseverance!" It was elegant in its simplicity. And dead on in summarizing the grit and resolve it took to get to this moment. It's been one year since...

    Art Institute tops TripAdvisor museum rankings

    Art Institute tops TripAdvisor museum rankings
    The couple in "American Gothic" may be blushing. The Art Institute of Chicago, home to Grant Wood's iconic American painting and several other works of art, is the No. 1 museum in the U.S. and in the world, according to Travelers Choice awards announced...