| May 29, 2014
| 6:45 PM
The Museum of Contemporary Art took the next step in rebuilding its staff and programming, appointing Helen Molesworth of the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston as its new chief curator.
A scholar, art writer and curator, Molesworth has been at ICA/...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 5:11 AM
As Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn commemorated the same-sex marriage law he signed by visiting a gay wedding ceremony Monday, Republican challenger Bruce Rauner said he’d be open to repealing it if that’s what Illinois voters wanted.
| Jun 11, 2014
| 8:31 AM
On the fourth floor of the Museum of Contemporary Art right now stands a phalanx of mannequins sporting plaid button-downs, tinfoil bandeaux, flower leis, ski caps and cowboy hats, designer jeans, velvet tailcoats and many less easily identifiable...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 9:56 AM
The annual appearances of the Chicago-based new-music sextet known as eighth blackbird on the MCA Stage series at the Museum of Contemporary Art are among the most anticipated events of the concert season. The ensemble's program over the weekend reflected...
| Mar 2, 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...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 9:07 AM
Shulamit Ran likes her ring tone.
"It's a harplike arpeggio going up and down," says the Chicago composer, who won the 1991 Pulitzer Prize in music for her "Symphony." "It's very gentle. It's fun, and it's very delicate."
And the tone, which came with...
| May 16, 2014
| 10:51 AM
To say that you should go and see one of the greatest dancers of his generation, Mikhail Baryshnikov, just so you can watch him fall down a steep flight of stars sounds strange. Disingenuous, even. But you should see how Baryshnikov falls down the giant...
| May 19, 2014
| 5:00 PM
Leslie Buchbinder comes from money. She knows influence. Her family made its reputation in the refrigeration business, and one of the ways her father invested was by collecting art. They are well-connected in the Chicago art world. In particular, the...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 3:53 PM
In the case of Barnes v. Glen Theatre Inc., the issue at hand was whether the state of Indiana's demand that the dancers at the Glen Theatre and the Kitty Kat Lounge in South Bend, Ind., wear both pasties and G-strings as they did their thing was a...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 12:01 PM
Come August, the London theatre scene often shivers in the shadow of that north-of-the-border knees-up gargantuan, the Edinburgh Festival.
But before the annual exodus begins, the capital anticipates the Scots shindig with its own London International...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Chicago native Allison Semmes is a classical singer by training—she has a bachelor's degree in opera from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign—but she grew up with Motown in the house. "That was the popular music of [my parents']...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 7:45 AM
The Chicago Dancing Festival, the annual, free summer showcase of dance, announced on Monday the lineup for its eighth season, Aug. 20-23.
MacArthur grant-winning choreographer Kyle Abraham has been commissioned to set a new piece on Hubbard Street...