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9 Public Art Projects That Brought Beauty And Design To The Streets

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks and Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.09.2014 | Arts

Public art is a loose term we use to describe any art project -- in any media -- that has been designed and crafted for the public domain. Often locat...

In Praise Of The Bean

Daniel Maidman | Posted 04.22.2013 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

I haven't been back to Chicago since 1996. Among the things I've missed was the creation of Millennium Park, and with it, of the Bean, a 100-ton sta...

Things to Do in Chicago This Weekend

Mark Nilsson | Posted 08.09.2012 | Chicago
Mark Nilsson

The summer is getting away from us! We've now entered August and the clock is ticking to get out and enjoy the great weather in this living and breathing city.

WATCH: Anish Kapoor Gets A Disco Makeover

Posted 02.13.2012 | Arts

Cloud Gate, the commandingly large sculpture by artist Anish Kapoor known affectionately as "The Bean" is the focus of a new project that will make yo...

East Village Shakeup: IHOP In, Heather's OUT?

Posted 11.20.2011 | New York

East Village, is that you? With the opening of two national chains, the closing of a 10-year-old coffee hangout, and the threatened shuttering of a ne...

Cold and Quiet

Brian Dickie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Brian Dickie

After a few mild days it seems we are getting back to freezing again this week - not yet as deep as before but still time to bundle up. And we will be...

If the Sears Tower can Change Color, Then so can Other Chicago Landmarks

Greg Boose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Greg Boose

Paste the entire Northern Trust building with hundred dollar bills from the government. Employees and clients can grab a handful whenever they please.

Millennium Park Bean Sculpture Vandalized

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago police are investigating this morning after discovering that someone scratched a name into the Bean in Millennium Park. The scrawl read "Pete...

Daley: Bill The Vandals For Reparing The Bean

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Message to the vandals who scratched graffiti on Chicago's stainless steel sculpture known as "The Bean": The mayor wants you to pay for the repair. ...