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'The Makeout Project' Is Exactly What It Sounds Like

Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts

Photographer Jedediah Johnson is far from the first person to be terrified of making out. The rejection, the tongues, the dental hygiene -- there's a ...

LOOK: Poet, Graffiti Artist Partner For Hauntingly Beautiful Mural

Posted 12.15.2013 | Chicago

"There is one thing the richest man can never purchase: yesterday." Thus begins the stirring poem written by Chicago poet Malcolm London that inspi...

Model Of Iconic Picasso Statue Expected To Sell For Millions

AP | Posted 12.02.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO — CHICAGO (AP) — A model of Pablo Picasso's famed Chicago sculpture will be auctioned next month, and Christie's estimates it will sel...

LOOK: Gaga-Inspired 'Mandalas' Exhibit Opens In Chicago

Posted 09.25.2013 | Chicago

Chicago artist Jesus Salgueiro last Friday unveiled his latest exhibit, "Going Gaga for Love Mandalas," at the River East Arts Center, The latest w...

WATCH: A Chicago Street Mural In The Making

Posted 07.09.2013 | Chicago

After a particularly grim weekend in Chicago, this recently uploaded video of Chicago street art in the making is a refreshing change of pace. Rec...

Artist Pokes Fun At Financiers In Patron Portraits

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.02.2013 | Arts

Back in the golden age of civic portraiture, a powerful painting didn't just capture a subject's likeness, but communicated status, power and wealth. ...

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PHOTOS: The Open Key Illustrates Chicago's Police Scanner

HuffingtonPost.com | Kim Bellware | Posted 07.01.2013 | Chicago

As reporter/producers for DNAinfo Chicago, Kyla Gardner, 24 and Darryl Holliday 27, spend their days covering stories that come across the Chicago pol...

MAP: Exploring Chicago's Overpass Murals

Curbed Chicago | Posted 05.07.2013 | Chicago

Here at Curbed, it's no secret that we like pretty things. Cut us some slack; Chicago has a whole lot to offer — we dare you to walk around town for...

Hebru Brantley Talks Chicago's Art Scene, His Jay-Z Sale

The Huffington Post | Joe Erbentraut | Posted 04.30.2013 | Chicago

Just two weeks ago, the line stretched around the corner of the Lacuna Artist Loft Studios' Pilsen home as hundreds hoped to spend their evening comme...

PHOTOS: 'Green' Art Installation Debuting This Spring

Posted 03.28.2013 | Chicago

Chicago's new look for spring? Green. Beginning soon, a new interactive public art installation is slated to premiere that aims to inspire the city...

This Super Mario Bros. 'L' Map Is Amazing

Posted 03.21.2013 | Chicago

"Doors open on the right at Mushroom Kingdom." Thanks in particular to recent closures, slow zones and "switching problems," riding the Chicago Tra...

Artist Has His Eye On Revolution With New Photo Book

The Huffington Post | Joe Erbentraut | Posted 03.08.2013 | Chicago

With a new photography book in the works, Pilsen artist Todd Diederich is already aiming high -- but don't think he's stopping there, and don't think ...

'That Little Cottage' Just Off Logan Square Has Big Plans

The Huffington Post | Joe Erbentraut | Posted 03.01.2013 | Chicago

Say it with us, Chicago: "Make no little plans." Seemingly heeding the advice of Daniel Burnham, the curators behind Comfort Station, a multi-disci...

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...

Bend, Fold, & Mutilate at the MCA's 'Destroy the Picture'

Paul Klein | Posted 04.22.2013 | Chicago
Paul Klein

Destroy the Picture: Painting the Void is an exhibit that looks at the global redirection of art immediately after World War II, which reinforces the notion that the same good idea can happen in multiple places at once.

Not Your Momma's Saturday Night

Nora Younkin | Posted 03.20.2013 | Chicago
Nora Younkin

Two tickets to the ballet and a fine dining experience sounds like a great night in a Frommer's guide or penciled in your rich aunt's pocket calendar, but let's face it: Sounds a little stuffy and expensive, doesn't it?

PHOTOS: Chicago Designers Deck White House's Halls

Posted 11.30.2012 | Chicago

There's an extra Chicago touch in the White House this holiday season, but it's not from Obama. David Lee Csicsko was among several local artists and ...

Three Strong Shows

Paul Klein | Posted 01.16.2013 | Chicago
Paul Klein

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Art Blooms in the Fall

Paul Klein | Posted 01.06.2013 | Chicago
Paul Klein

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PHOTOS: Obama Butter Bust Unveiled Downtown

Posted 10.27.2012 | Chicago

Did you think you imagined a grayish yellow bust of President Obama catching your eye in the Loop Friday? Fear not, friends: The bust, crafted enti...

Chicago: The City That Creates

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 12.26.2012 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

I have been singing the praises of Chicago as a cultural force since my first move abroad to Paris in 1986. However, there is no need take my word for it, or the promises of a government document.

PHOTOS: Hebru Brantley's Solo Show Opens Friday

Posted 10.11.2012 | Chicago

Hebru Brantley, a Chicago-based artist in residence at Lacuna Artist Lofts, on Friday will open "Brothers of the Robbing Hood," his third major solo s...

Being An Artist Is Willing to Be Embarrassed: Highlights From the September 20 Dinner Party

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 12.05.2012 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

It was tricky taking Fear No ART presents The Dinner Party on the road last month. The challenges of a new space, unions, no real lighting to speak of and a set that came together at the last of last moments were, well, challenging.

ExpoChicago: GangBusters, Two

Paul Klein | Posted 11.21.2012 | Chicago
Paul Klein

I got to Navy Pier, the venue for the excellent ExpoChicago, at least an hour before the reception for the donors supporting the Museum of Contemporary Art. Don't miss this show.

Expo Chicago: GangBusters

Paul Klein | Posted 11.19.2012 | Chicago
Paul Klein

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