Posts in category "art and culture"

With the flick of a wand, my love for books was born

This image and a feature article about our Potter collection appeared in Fine Books & Collections Magazine.
It all began on a snowy afternoon in New York in the salesroom of Sotheby’s. We were in the Big Apple for a party but, since Chuck and I both love books and auctions in particular, we thought we would pop in for the preview. Little did I know, my life would change that day... Read more »

Asleep with the Fishes: Shedd Aquarium's kid-friendly sleepover party

The Shedd Aquarium is offering a unique opportunity geared towards families with kids aged 5 to 12.  “Asleep with the Fishes Overnight” is a one-of-a-kind program that begins Friday, January 27, and lets kids experience the Shedd after hours and spend the night exploring the aquarium. The evening will include a scavenger hunt, an aquatic presentation... Read more »

Chicago International Film Festival's 50th anniversary surprise

Noah Warren and Braden Crothers appear in the Chicago International Film Festival's 50th anniversary poster by Victor Skrebneski..
In an innovative move honoring the Chicago International Film Festival’s 50th anniversary, legendary photographer Victor Skrebneski, in collaboration with Festival founder Michael Kutza, created an entirely new look for the Fest’s iconic poster.  An unveiling at Expo 72 on September 10 featured a reimagining of the iconic 1974 Festival “t-shirt” poster.  Titled “The Next Generation”,... Read more »
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Mikhail Baryshnikov to be honored with Spotlight Award by Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

Mikhail Baryshnikov to be honored with Spotlight Award by Hubbard Street Dance Chicago
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago will host its annual Spotlight Ball on May 19th and honor an icon of dance, Mikhail Baryshnikov, with the 2014 Spotlight Award at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park.  Tony- and Oscar-nominated performer, Kennedy Center honoree and recipient of the National Medal of Honor, Baryshnikov will accept this prestigious honor at the... Read more »