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  • Full week of Chicago Dancing Festival comes to a dream-team close

    Full week of Chicago Dancing Festival comes to a dream-team close
    This year's Chicago Dancing Festival, which finishes up Saturday with a free extravaganza at the Pritzker Pavilion, has been fun, uplifting, broad and deep. Certainly we've seen a lot of new faces, just as the increase in offerings has also attracted...
  • Other public sculptures

    1. Bison, 1909, (Edward Kemeys) Humboldt Park Alan Artner:The lions flanking the stairs to the Art Institute of Chicago are some of the most famous animal sculptures in North America; much less known is this pair of bison from the same period that...
  • 'The Third Mind: American Artists Contemplate Asia: 1860-1989' at the Guggenheim

    'The Third Mind: American Artists Contemplate Asia: 1860-1989' at the Guggenheim
    The history of American art has missed the mark, says curator Alexandra Munroe. It has overlooked the profound and pervasive contribution of Asian philosophy and culture to the caldron, and the exhibition she has spent five years organizing, "The Third...
  • The streets are alive

    The streets are alive
    "What brings you downtown?" the waitress asks as she seats me on a patio shadowed by the skyscrapers on Bunker Hill. I hear this question often. "Actually, I live here," I say, trying not to sound smug. "Just down the hill." "Oh!" the waitress chirps in...
  • Ruth Duckworth dies at 90; modernist sculptor and muralist

    Ruth Duckworth dies at 90; modernist sculptor and muralist
    Ruth Duckworth, a noted modernist sculptor and muralist who created abstract ceramic forms for pieces breathtakingly large and charmingly small in her studio in a renovated Chicago pickle plant, has died. She was 90. Duckworth died Oct. 18 at a Chicago...
  • Dike Blair at Mary Goldman Gallery

    Dike Blair at Mary Goldman Gallery
    A dozen gouaches and a matched pair of installation sculptures by Dike Blair continue the New York artist's eccentric dialogue between perception and objects. His second show at Mary Goldman Gallery nicely elaborates long-standing concerns rather than...
  • Treasures are drawn to academic sanctuaries

    As students rush to classes at USC, an outdoor artwork near Fisher Gallery invites them to slow down and think about a shameful chapter of U.S. history. Created by Jenny Holzer in 1999 and simply titled "Blacklist," the landscaped retreat recalls the...
  • Skateboards inspire Skate Study House furniture

    Skateboards inspire Skate Study House furniture
    FOR Gil Le Bon De Lapointe, being a skateboarder was a steppingstone to becoming a furniture designer. "You spend a lot of time choosing and using your board -- checking the shape, the curves, the elasticity of the plywood," says De Lapointe, still an...
  • How their roots intertwine

    How their roots intertwine
    ASPECIAL energy was crackling among the ladies refreshing their ikebana arrangements in the strikingly unusual exhibition "Living Flowers: Ikebana and Contemporary Art" at the Japanese American National Museum. In two days, the crown prince of Japan was...
  • The Deal: Herman Miller designs on sale at Room & Board through Dec. 13

     
    Fans of Noguchi, Eames and other midcentury designers take note: Room & Board is discounting all pieces manufactured by Herman Miller by 15% through Dec. 13. While that may not sound like much of a price cut these days, the reduction can translate into...
  • Monster Mash: Netrebko, Villazon in 'Boheme'; Germany, Egypt fight over Nefertiti; Kristin Scott Thomas out of 'Night Music'

     
    -- Powerhouses: Anna Netrebko and Rolando Villazón star in a movie version of Puccini's "La Bohème," which debuts on public television tonight. (KCET) -- Tug of war: German officials have ruled out returning a bust of Queen Nefertiti to Egypt,......
  • Vladimir Kagan's first works in fiberglass premiere at Ralph Pucci showroom in West Hollywood

     
    Celebrated as one of the pioneers of midcentury biomorphic modernism -- objects based on living organisms -- Vladimir Kagan has long been a designer with a futurist streak. At 82, he is still hard at work, posts on Facebook and Twitter and even writes his...