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Talk Like Shakespeare Day: A Quick Primer On How To Talk Like The Bard

Talk Like Shakespeare Day: A Quick Primer On How To Talk Like The Bard
Today is Talk Like Shakespeare Day.  The day, originated by Chicago Shakespeare in 2009, celebrates the Bard by what could be referred to as Shakespeak–a chance to throw a few “thee-s” and “thou-s” into your speech in observation of the annual holiday. Nearly four centuries after his death in 1616, Shakespeare is a name that is... Read more »

Art Institute of Chicago Gets $500 Million Gift of Art

Art Institute of Chicago Gets $500 Million Gift of Art
The Art Institute of Chicago has received one of the largest gifts in its history–an impressive trove of artworks from the collection of retired plastics engineer and philanthropist Stefan Edlis and his wife Gael Neeson. Edlis, age 89 and a veteran of WW II, has called Chicago home since the age of 25. The donation,... Read more »

Ireland: Crossroads of Art and Design at the Art Institute of Chicago

Ireland: Crossroads of Art and Design at the Art Institute of Chicago
Ten years in the making, the new exhibition Ireland: Crossroads of Art and Design opens at 10 a.m. tomorrow on the steps of the Art Institute with a green ribbon-cutting ceremony that includes local and Irish dignitaries and bagpipes for St. Patrick’s Day (details at the bottom of this post). The major exhibition, the first of... Read more »
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Who is Doris Salcedo?

Who is Doris Salcedo?
Who is Doris Salcedo and why should we care? Doris Salcedo is one of today’s most influential but least known artists. The first-ever retrospective of her work opened Saturday at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) and continues through May 24, 2015. The show, containing pieces from all of Salcedo’s major bodies of work spanning... Read more »

David Bowie Is Breaks All-Time Attendance Record at MCA

David Bowie Is Breaks All-Time Attendance Record at MCA
David Bowie Is has broken the all-time attendance record for an exhibition in the 47-year history of Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA). More than 193,000 people visited the Bowie exhibition during its 15-week run at the MCA from September 23, 2014 through January 4, 2015 with many days sold-out. Although some questioned if the... Read more »

Open House Chicago 2014: Free Access to Chicago’s Greatest Architectural Gems

Open House Chicago 2014: Free Access to Chicago’s Greatest Architectural Gems
The Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) is holding a giant “Open House” this weekend (October 18 and 19) showcasing more than 150 of the city’s greatest spaces and places from 18 neighborhoods. Open House Chicago (OHC) is a free public event that gives participants an opportunity to visit a diverse selection of Chicago’s public buildings, factories, historic... Read more »
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Fall Festivals Chicago 2014

Fall Festivals Chicago 2014
There’s a certain chill in the air, the sky is bright and the leaves are a riot of color. It’s fall in Chicago—a favorite time for many. Here is a list of some of the top outdoor events for fall (Halloween events will be in an upcoming post). Click here for special Halloween happenings. September... Read more »

David Bowie Is Chicago: Art or Hype?

David Bowie Is Chicago: Art or Hype?
Call it what you want, art or hype, the “David Bowie Is” exhibition at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) has all the bells and whistles and then some. The exhibition is BIG…big money to put it together, big space to contain the more than 400 objects, big crowds, and big expectations. There are those... Read more »

EXPO Chicago 2014: Ignites Chicago's Art Calendar for September

EXPO Chicago 2014: Ignites Chicago's Art Calendar for September
EXPO Chicago 2014, the highly successful art exposition, that kicks off at Navy Pier this Thursday is the centerpiece of the Windy City’s blockbuster art calendar for September. Now in its third year, EXPO Chicago is an international art fair showcasing some of the world’s most important art from 17 countries including Australia, Austria, Belgium,... Read more »
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Chicago International Film Festival & Exhibit: What's Next

Chicago International Film Festival & Exhibit: What's Next
Victor Skrebneski’s 50-year relationship with the Chicago International Film Festival and his friendship with founder Michael Kutza has resulted in a series of iconic sexy t-shirt posters that leave little to the imagination. SUCH AS… AND… Last night as it was nearing the bewitching hour when Skrebneski would be unveiling his 2014 CIFF T-shirt poster,... Read more »
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