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Art Institute of Chicago

Downtown elegance

Brian Dickie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Brian Dickie

Chicago is a great sports town with major league teams for Football, Baseball (two of them!), Basketball and Hockey. Hockey is the thing of the momen...

It's the "Good Art" Time of Year

Paul Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Paul Klein

I had the joy of seeing the Matisse show at the Art Institute this week.

What are we here for?

Brian Dickie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Brian Dickie

At the end of our short season it seems to be a legitimate question to ask. And it is a question that I ask from time to time during the rest of the ...

Art Institute Of Chicago Is Free In February: Admission Fee Waived This Month

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Admission will be free for the entire month of February at the museum of the Art Institute of Chicago, including the new Modern Wing. Currently on di...

Cultural Transformation: '00s Clock In Big Changes For Chicago

chicagotribune.com | Mark Caro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

You would have needed a powerful crystal ball if you were standing at the corner of Monroe Street and Columbus Drive on Jan. 1, 2000, trying to glimps...

Layoffs At The Art Institute

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Art Institute of Chicago has laid off 22 employees, or 3 percent of its staff, as part of a larger series of cost-cutting measures....

Monroe Street Crossing A Danger For Art Institute Visitors

Chicago Tribune | Blair Kamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Tour groups coming from the Modern Wing have been known to straggle across Monroe like a herd of sheep, bringing traffic to a halt....

Terzo Piano, A Great New Chicago Restaurant

Brian Dickie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Brian Dickie

I had the opportunity to try out the new restaurant in the Modern Wing of the Art Institute, Terzo Piano. And, for what it's worth, I pronounce it an ...

Culture Zohn: Pianissimo from Renzo Piano: The New Modern Wing at the Art Institute of Chicago

Patricia Zohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Patricia Zohn

2009-06-11-799_northfacade400.jpg New York, LA, San Francisco, Houston, eat your hearts out: Renzo Piano has saved his best US work so far for Chicago.

How to Make the Art Institute's New Modern Wing Even Better

Edward Lifson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Edward Lifson

If New York can close a part of Broadway, why can't Chicago close a part of Monroe?

Director Says Art Institute Considering Free Admission

Time | Richard Lacayo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In today's final installment of that conversation with James Cuno, director of the Art Institute of Chicago, we talk about what it might take to make ...

Thursday Evening/Friday Morning

Brian Dickie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Brian Dickie

Yesterday evening's event at the Art Institute was a rare opportunity. Steuart Bedford and John Evans, a direct line to Britten. Wonderful conversati...

Sunny Days

Brian Dickie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Brian Dickie

An operatic Facebook? The Opera Insider looks like an interesting addition to the collection in these days of so much social networking.

Tour the New Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago

Edward Lifson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Edward Lifson

With a stunning addition by architect Renzo Piano -- filled with natural light and beautifully detailed-- the Art Institute of Chicago becomes the sec...

The Art Institute's New Modern Wing Shines

Paul Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Paul Klein

I felt like a tourist dropped in an unknown, thoughtful, considered, glorious, confident, consummate museum. And then I looked out the window. I was at home.

Alderman Threatens Art Institute's Subsidy: Water Could Be Shut Off If Prices Rise

Chicago Sun-Times | Fran Spielman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago would cut off the free water spigot and other public subsidies to museums that charge more than $10 for admission, under a measure proposed We...

A Preview of the Bigger, Better (Alas, More Expensive) Art Institute of Chicago

Edward Lifson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Edward Lifson

When the Modern Wing opens it will drastically change our perceptions the area. Combined with Millennium Park, we now have a stronger than ever cultural presence in that part of downtown.

Mute Impressions at the Art Institute

Mike Doyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mike Doyle

Throwing poorly labeled exhibits before Chicago audiences seems to be an epidemic among Windy City museums.

Voting Results on the Most Popular Art Institutions in Chicago

Paul Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Paul Klein

I asked those who receive my ArtLetters to grade Chicago's institutions that exhibit visual art. Here are the fascinating results.