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  • Chicago museum and zoo attendance dipped in 2013

    Chicago museum and zoo attendance dipped in 2013
    Even as attendance dropped overall at area museums and animal attractions in 2013, it was a very good year for horticulture. The Chicago Botanic Garden had more than 1 million visitors for the first time since it opened in 1972, a 5 percent increase...
  • Review: Christopher Williams retrospective at Art Institute

    Review: Christopher Williams retrospective at Art Institute
    Occupying multiple galleries, one corridor and the great hall of the Art Institute of Chicago is "The Production Line of Happiness," a retrospective by Christopher Williams, the most important conceptual photographer you've never heard of. The show,...
  • Betty Jane 'Lindy' Bergman, 1918-2014

     Betty Jane 'Lindy' Bergman, 1918-2014
    Betty Jane "Lindy" Bergman donated important pieces of art to the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Contemporary Art, among them works by Rene Magritte, Pablo Picasso, Joan Miro and Salvador Dali. Mrs. Bergman, 96, died of complications from...
  • Chicago's stuck on brand aid, and it hurts to watch

    Chicago's stuck on brand aid, and it hurts  to watch
    The other day I went to see "The Lego Movie," the biggest blockbuster of 2014 so far, currently in the midst of its second wave of word-of-mouth-driven box office, and I left the theater not feeling scuzzy. I didn't feel bullied or solicited. In fact, I...
  • A family's 70-year quest to regain treasures stolen by Nazis

     A family's 70-year quest to regain treasures stolen by Nazis
    Since 1946, the San Diego Museum of Art has owned an appealing vision of happy prosperity: Frans Hals' 1630s painting of a plump, rosy-cheeked Dutch merchant whose expression and body language exude confidence, security and bonhomie. In the early 1990s,...
  • Latest Kickstarter campaign includes a Chipotle burrito and a skydive. You in?

    Latest Kickstarter campaign includes a Chipotle burrito and a skydive. You in?
      A man in Chicago wants to jump out of a plane with a Chipotle chicken burrito. And he's created a Kickstarter campaign to ask complete strangers to pay for his burrito skydiving excursion.  Noboru Bitoy, a student at the Art Institute of Chicago,...
  • New Director At Lyman Allyn

    New Director At Lyman Allyn
    D. Samuel Quigley has been named director of the Lyman Allyn Art Museum in New London. He takes over for Nancy Stula, who left the Lyman Allyn last June to assume leadership of the The William Benton Museum of Art at University of Connecticut in Storrs....
  • Maya Romanoff, fabric designer, 1941-2014

     Maya Romanoff, fabric designer, 1941-2014
    Maya Romanoff discovered the magic of dying fabric when he saw tie-dyed T-shirts at the Woodstock music festival in 1969. He turned that fascination with colors and fabric into a career, starting the Skokie corporation that bears his name and has...
  • Chicago-area classical music recommendations

    Chicago-area classical music recommendations
    Apollo Chorus: Stephen Alltop leads his choral forces and Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra in two choral masterpieces, Mozart's "Great" Mass in minor and Dvorak's Te Deum. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Rockefeller Chapel, University of Chicago, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave....
  • Margaret Wharton, artist, 1943-2014

    Margaret Wharton, artist, 1943-2014
    Artist Margaret Wharton deconstructed, reconstructed and reimagined everyday objects to make works of art that could be whimsical, witty or simply thought-provoking in reflecting her vision of the world. "Margaret was a consummate artist who...
  • Golfer Jeff Sluman sells Gold Coast condo

    Golfer Jeff Sluman sells Gold Coast condo
    Golfer Jeff Sluman last month sold his four-bedroom condo in a North Lake Shore Drive high-rise on the Gold Coast for $1.2 million. Sluman, 56, who plays on the Champions Tour, has won many pro golf tournaments, including the 1988 PGA Championship. In...
  • Museum free days

    Museum free days
    There’s nothing like a day at the museum, but tickets can cost a pretty penny -- especially if you bring the entire brood. Avoid pricey admission fees during these museum free days. Adler Planetarium* 1300 S. Lake Shore Drive (312-922-7827;...