Posts tagged "sculpture"

Look, ma has no hands! At Buena Park church, Mary is amputated

Look, ma has no hands! At Buena Park church, Mary is amputated
At 7 p.m. tonight, the parish council at St. Mary of the Lake Parish in Buena Park/Uptown met to discuss the two Mary sculptures in front of the church, which was designed by Henry Schlacks, on the 4200 block of Sheridan Rd. “We are looking for ideas as to how to replace the statue of... Read more »

Tabernacle architecture reflects divine will for Jews to engage the outside world, Chicago rabbi says

Tabernacle architecture reflects divine will for Jews to engage the outside world, Chicago rabbi says
Although popular misconception is often that Jews don’t missionize, there are Old Testament indications that observant Jews are supposed to dialogue and engage those who are outside of the community. In a mini-sermon during the Torah reading today at the modern Orthodox synagogue Anshe Sholom B’nai Israel Congregation, Rabbi Asher Lopatin drew on biblical verses... Read more »

"I don't trust Prince Charles' [architectural] judgment," Chicago Art Institute architect tells BBC

"I don't trust Prince Charles' [architectural] judgment," Chicago Art Institute architect tells BBC
“Today I’m at the Shard, London’s new, 300-meter tall building, which now dominates its skyline. Its designer, Renzo Piano, is my guest today,” began Sarah Montague on the February 5, 2013, edition of the BBC’s program HARDtalk. “He’s one of the world’s most accomplished and fated architects, and one used to dividing opinion.” Piano, 75,... Read more »
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Old technology on display in two MCA Chicago shows

Old technology on display in two MCA Chicago shows
When tourists visit Washington, D.C, and walk past the sculpture garden at the National Gallery of Art, many young children, no doubt, haven’t the faintest idea what the NGA’s Claes Oldenburg sculpture represents. It is, in fact, an enormous typewriter eraser — an old technology that isn’t part of the vocabulary of the generation growing... Read more »
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