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DePaul Art Museum blossoms in face of change with ‘Rooted in Soil’

DePaul Art Museum blossoms in face of change with ‘Rooted in Soil’

Courtney Jacquin

January 25, 2015


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[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he upcoming exhibition at the DePaul Art Museum is a pile of dirt. That’s not a bad thing — “Rooted in Soil,” opening Jan. 29, explores the reciprocal relationship between humans and soil. Read More »...

MCA celebrates renowned Chicago sculptor Richard Hunt

MCA celebrates renowned Chicago sculptor Richard Hunt

Jordan Sarti

January 18, 2015


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Chicago is celebrating long-time resident and prolific abstract sculptor Richard Hunt this year.  In addition to the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) exhibition, the Chicago Cultural Center is hosting another survey of his work, on display in its galleries until the end of March. Read More »...

Chicago Loop Alliance engages consumers with placemaking art

Chicago Loop Alliance engages consumers with placemaking art

Kathryn Eardley

December 3, 2014


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In Pritzker Park downtown this Halloween, a team in hazmat suits patrolled a smoking crash site while a drone hovered over head. Caution tape marked the perimeter of the park and metal pieces jutted out from the grass. A UFO had crash-landed in the Loop. Read More »...

Chicago Humanities Festival hosts famed poet Eileen Myles

Chicago Humanities Festival hosts famed poet Eileen Myles

Jordan Sarti

November 9, 2014


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As part of the decorated Chicago Humanities Festival, American poet Eileen Myles read at the Poetry Foundation Nov. 2. Myles has published more than 20 volumes of poetry, memoir and narrative since the 1980s. Read More »...

Review: ‘Body Doubles’ at Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

Jordan Sarti

November 6, 2014


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Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) premiered a new exhibition last Saturday, titled “Body Doubles.”  The exhibit’s focus is on the body and its shifting identity, calling to attention issues of gender, race, and class.  As per the labels, “Body Doubles” recognizes that the body is...

Culture beyond the classroom: Chicago is home to trove of unique museums

Culture beyond the classroom: Chicago is home to trove of unique museums

Colin Sallee

October 26, 2014


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As students at a respectable university, knowledge is something that we all covet. Fortunately enough, the city of Chicago offers one of widest spectrums of knowledge and learning outlets in the United States. Many do not know what they have at their disposal. The museums in our city are unlike any coll...

Museum of Science and Industry combines math and nature in new exhibit ‘Numbers in Nature: A Mirror Maze’

Museum of Science and Industry combines math and nature in new exhibit ‘Numbers in Nature: A Mirror Maze’

Jordan Sarti

October 12, 2014


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The Museum of Science and Industry’s newest permanent exhibit, “Numbers in Nature: A Mirror Maze,” seems to answer the question every elementary school math teacher hates most: “When will I use this?” Read More »...

‘David Bowie Is’ better than ever

‘David Bowie Is’ better than ever

Andrew Morrell

September 22, 2014


Filed under Art, Arts/Life, Music

Ground control to DePaul students: The Museum of Contemporary Art is debuting a one-of-a-kind exhibit. “David Bowie Is” debuts at the MCA Sept. 23, and an exhibit celebrating one of pop culture's greatest minds couldn't come sooner. Thanks to an extensive archive of costumes, artwork, sheet mu...

Art Institute of Chicago named top museum in the world by TripAdvisor

Art Institute of Chicago named top museum in the world by TripAdvisor

Summer Concepcion

September 17, 2014


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The best museum in the world is housed right here in Chicago, according to travel website TripAdvisor. World-renowned Art Institute of Chicago jumped to the No. 1 spot in TripAdvisor's ratings for the top museum in the world after being listed as No. 3 last year. The museum continues to ho...

Creative crowdfunding: Artwork by Marek Hubáček links Czech Republic to Chicago

Creative crowdfunding: Artwork by Marek Hubáček links Czech Republic to Chicago

Parker Asmann

September 16, 2014


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Bombings, shootings, destruction and chaos; it’s all that seems to be frequently presented in the world of international news these days, but what about the brighter side of this global community we’ve all constructed, that light in the dark, the good that is boldly hidden underneath all the wreckage, the ...

Culture club Chicago: 5 museum exhibits for students to visit opening in September

Culture club Chicago: 5 museum exhibits for students to visit opening in September

Courtney Jacquin

September 14, 2014


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Chicago is one of the best cities in the world for art. Don’t think it pales in comparison to cities like New York and Los Angeles —in 2013 Trip Advisor ranked the Art Institute of Chicago the No. 1 museum in the country and the No. 3 museum in the world, and the museum alone houses some o...

Who is alt lit?

Who is alt lit?

Andrew Morrell

June 2, 2014


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The mysterious Internet subculture, with roots in Chicago, that's home to the next generation of groundbreaking writers On a cloudy Wednesday afternoon, Heiko Julien sits on the floor of Rachel "Pattycake" Bell's Chicago apartment, iPhone to mouth, face to laptop. He is recording readings of several ...

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