Related Articles: Staff Pick: Best art gallery

Staff Pick: Best art gallery

Staff Pick: Best art gallery

Chicago is a lucky spot for people who like emerging and otherwise overlooked visual art. We have a bunch of college programs in the area... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best art gallery...→

Staff Pick: Best art gallery

Staff Pick: Best art gallery

Chicago is a lucky spot for people who like emerging and otherwise overlooked visual art. We have a bunch of college programs in the area... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best art gallery...→

Art Pick: The Influence of Fellini - LA Weekly

“I see no line between the imaginary and the real,” legendary film director Federico Fellini once said, and the artists assembled for The Influence of Fellini: A Surreal 100th Birthday Celebration would definitely agree. Read full article: Art Pick: The Influence of Fellini - LA ...→

Art lovers locked out of Louvre as staff join pension strikes in Paris

Art lovers locked out of Louvre as staff join pension strikes in Paris

Many visitors had come to see a special exhibition on Leonardo da Vinci to mark the 500th anniversary of the Italian master's death. Read full article: Art lovers locked out of Louvre as staff...→

Chicago mural must-sees: Check out these 12 great examples of the city’s public art scene

Chicago mural must-sees: Check out these 12 great examples of the city’s public art scene

This suggested grand tour should give you a taste of the visual variety that’s become a staple of neighborhoods all over the city. Read full article: Chicago mural must-sees: Check out these...→

Art Pick: Cynthia Minet at Matter Studio Gallery - LA Weekly

Cynthia Minet's beguiling animal sculptures are made by recycling the very petroleum-based consumer waste that threatens their environments. Read full article: Art Pick: Cynthia Minet at Matter Studio...→

Dav Pilkey’s new ‘Dog Man,’ Art Shay’s Chicago ‘Troublemakers’ and 6 more books not to miss

Dav Pilkey’s new ‘Dog Man,’ Art Shay’s Chicago ‘Troublemakers’ and 6 more books not to miss

Other new titles worth a look include Jess Montgomery’s ‘The Hollows,’ Meng Jin’s ‘Little Gods,’ Simon Jimenez’s ‘The Vanished Birds’ and David Susskind’s ‘A World Without Work.’ Read full article: Dav Pilkey’s new ‘Dog Man,’ Art Shay’s C...→

Cubs Rumors: Could Chicago be Landing Spot for Nolan Arenado?

Cubs Rumors: Could Chicago be Landing Spot for Nolan Arenado?

If the Chicago Cubs trade Kris Bryant, they could be in the market for another star third baseman, according to a new report. Read full article: Cubs Rumors: Could Chicago be Landing Sp...→

Art Pick: Not at the Dinner Table - LA Weekly

If you’re one of those people who regard the big holiday family get-together with at least a mild sense of dread, consider taking part in this slightly classic audio performance art tradition. Read full article: Art Pick: Not at the Dinner Table - LA W...→

Art Pick: Heavy Metal Holidays at Castelli Art Space - LA Weekly

A hard-core group exhibition of art for floor, wall and table, as well as body and head, featuring the fine art of metalwork. Read full article: Art Pick: Heavy Metal Holidays at Castel...→

EDITORIAL: Pick a home, Mr. Flessner — Chicago or Naperville

EDITORIAL: Pick a home, Mr. Flessner — Chicago or Naperville

At the very least, the top lawyer for the city improperly claimed he had two primary residences, which allowed him to get a tax break on both. Read full article: EDITORIAL: Pick a home, Mr. Flessner — C...→

Staff Pick: Best attraction

Staff Pick: Best attraction

The Chicago Cultural Center sits in the middle of downtown—it's just west of Millennium Park, a stone's throw from the Magnificent Mile and the Art... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best attraction...→

Art Pick: Bueno, Bonito y Barato at Self-Help Graphics - LA Weekly

If you want to do your part in stemming the tide of faceless consumerism and artist exploitation, be sure to bop on down to the Bueno, Bonito y Barato pop-up exhibition. Read full article: Art Pick: Bueno, Bonito y Barato at Self...→

Staff pick: Best huge old thrift shop, about to disappear

Staff pick: Best huge old thrift shop, about to disappear

In 1931, chewing gum entrepreneur William Wrigley Jr. gave an industrial building at 509 N. Union to the Salvation Army, which started collecting donated goods... Read full article: Staff pick: Best huge old thrift shop, a...→

Staff Pick: Best off-Loop theater

Staff Pick: Best off-Loop theater

Under artistic director Charles Newell, Court Theatre is all over the place in the best possible way. Where else can you see both a rapturously... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best off-Loop theater...→

Staff Pick: Best sportscaster

Staff Pick: Best sportscaster

First off, let me concede that you gotta like Pat Hughes. Hate the Rickettses and what they've done to Rickettsville, hate the Cubs and what... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best sportscaster...→

Chicago-pedia: Art, television music & film

Chicago-pedia: Art, television music & film

An encyclopedia of the terms that define our city. In this edition, we cover some of Chicago’s art. Read full article: Chicago-pedia: Art, television music & f...→

Art Institute of Chicago

A new exhibit will open at the Art Institute of Chicago thanks to a donation of more than 100 works from a prominent city gallery owner and an art historian. The Art Institute exhibit titled “Pure Drawing: Seven Centuries of Art,” assembled Read full article: Art Institute of Chicago...→

Fermilab's Gallery Chamber Series to feature Chicago Brass Quintet Feb. 16

Fermilab's Gallery Chamber Series to feature Chicago Brass Quintet Feb. 16

The Fermilab Gallery Chamber Series continues Sunday, Feb. 16, with Chicago Brass Quintet. The concert will begin at 2:30 p.m. in the art gallery at Fermilab, off Pine Street in Geneva. Read full article: Fermilab's Gallery Chamber Series to fea...→

Art Pick: Gabba Gallery - LA Weekly

For Gabba Gallery’s first big night of 2020, Jason Ostro and Elena Jacobson curate four concurrent solo shows by Los Angeles painters Patrick Haemmerlein, Bobby Moore, Allison Bamcat and Isaac Pelayo. Read full article: Art Pick: Gabba Gallery - LA Weekly...→

The Founders of Chinatown’s Public Swim Gallery Want to Make Art Accessible Again

The Founders of Chinatown’s Public Swim Gallery Want to Make Art Accessible Again

Madeleine Mermall and Catherine Fenton Bernath are aware that high prices can make buying art seem impossible. Their space will dissuade people of the notion they can’t be collectors. Read full article: The Founders of Chinatown’s Public Swim ...→

Art Pick: 15 Years of Thinkspace - LA Weekly

Hard to believe perhaps, but the elevated street, pop surrealist and urban art emporium Thinkspace has been banging it out for 15 years. Of course, they're celebrating. Read full article: Art Pick: 15 Years of Thinkspace - LA We...→

Art Pick: SOUND OFF: Silence + Resistance - LA Weekly

Conceiving of silence as “a way to honor the inarticulable, defy demands of production, prioritize deep listening, and refuse to incriminate,” works by about 10 artists/activists are displayed alongside documentation of historical corollaries. Read full article: Art Pick: SOUND OFF: Silence + Resistanc...→

Art Basel gallery wall vandal appears in court

Art Basel gallery wall vandal appears in court

MIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) - A man accused of vandalizing a gallery wall at Art Basel Miami Beach appeared in court. Roderick Webber, 46, allegedly... Read full article: Art Basel gallery wall vandal appears in...→

Art Pick: Walt Disney's Ultimate Inventor: The Genius of Ub Iwerks - LA Weekly

Walt Disney’s Ultimate Inventor: The Genius of Ub Iwerks, which son and author Don discusses today, is an exhaustive look at Iwerks’ life and relationship with Disney, first as friends in Kansas City and then as partners at Walt Disney Studios. Read full article: Art Pick: Walt Disney's Ultimate Invento...→

Feder: Chicago Tribune bosses seek to rally staff in perilous times

Feder: Chicago Tribune bosses seek to rally staff in perilous times

Despite ominous warnings about what's ahead under new corporate owners Alden Global Capital, the Chicago Tribune is closing out the year on an upbeat note from its top editors, Robert Feder writes. Read full article: Feder: Chicago Tribune bosses seek to ra...→

Chicago Art Girls Holiday Pop-Up

Chicago Art Girls Holiday Pop-Up

A.G. Bell Elementary School, Chicago: The Chicago Art Girls will be hosting a Holiday pop-up shop with more than 40 local artists. Expect accessories, fine art, clothing, gourmet food, ceramics, more.… Read full article: Chicago Art Girls Holiday Pop-Up...→

The Lucky Horseshoe is Chicago’s most distinctive gay nightlife spot

The Lucky Horseshoe is Chicago’s most distinctive gay nightlife spot

The male strip club in Boystown is an acquired taste—but there’s no reason to feel ashamed about it. Read full article: The Lucky Horseshoe is Chicago’s most di...→

Staff Pick: Best hip-hop artist

Staff Pick: Best hip-hop artist

Last month Polo G's major-label debut, Die a Legend, ranked number 46 on the Billboard 200 while Chance the Rapper's The Big Day sat at... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best hip-hop artist...→

Staff Pick: Third runner-up, best pizza

Staff Pick: Third runner-up, best pizza

Among the contenders for the title "Best pizza" this year, you might have been surprised to see the name of Reader staff writer Leor Galil.... Read full article: Staff Pick: Third runner-up, best pizza...→

Staff Pick: Best neighborhood

Staff Pick: Best neighborhood

Years ago at the bar, a man named Paulie told me all about the neighborhood that I live in now. It's west of Canaryville, north... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best neighborhood...→

Staff Pick: Best dance company | Best of Chicago 2019 | Arts & Culture | Chicago Reader

Staff Pick: Best dance company | Best of Chicago 2019 | Arts & Culture | Chicago Reader

Muntu's ambitions are vast, both in terms of space and time. Helmed by executive director Sekou Tepaka Lunda Conde, the 47-year-old South Shore-based company aims... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best dance company | Best of...→

Art Pick: Christopher Russell Goes Chasing Waterfalls - LA Weekly

Christopher Russell’s new exhibition Cascades at Von Lintel Gallery features recent works that evolves the artist’s eccentrically hands-on relationship to photography and the landscape. Read full article: Art Pick: Christopher Russell Goes Chasi...→

Art Pick: Hank Willis Thomas - LA Weekly

In his newest exhibition Hank Willis Thomas turns his attention to the film industry, in photo-based works fusing aesthetic cues from mid-century abstract painting and appropriating actual iconography from studio cinema. Read full article: Art Pick: Hank Willis Thomas - LA Weekly...→

Buyout details emerge for Tribune Publishing staff at NY Daily News, Chicago Tribune

Buyout details emerge for Tribune Publishing staff at NY Daily News, Chicago Tribune

Voluntary buyout packages that Tribune Publishing is dangling for employees will be capped at 52 weeks. Tribune Publishing CEO Tim Knight told staffers at the New York Daily News, Chicago Tribune, … Read full article: Buyout details emerge for Tribune Publis...→

'Preoccupations: Palestinian Landscapes' explores the Israeli occupation of Palestine via landscape art at Detroit's Holding House Gallery

'Preoccupations: Palestinian Landscapes' explores the Israeli occupation of Palestine via landscape art at Detroit's Holding House Gallery

For Preoccupations: Palestinian Landscapes, the word “preoccupations” is a double entendre — it can refer to both Palestinians’ longstanding preoccupation with landscape art, but also... Read full article: 'Preoccupations: Palestinian Landscapes'...→

Chloë Sevigny Is Having a Baby With Art Gallery Director Boyfriend

Chloë Sevigny Is Having a Baby With Art Gallery Director Boyfriend

Sevigny confirmed this week that she and her boyfriend, Sinisa Mackovic of Karma gallery in the East Village, are expecting. Read full article: Chloë Sevigny Is Having a Baby With Art ...→

At Henry Art Gallery, ‘In Plain Sight’ tells stories of immigration, power imbalances and more

At Henry Art Gallery, ‘In Plain Sight’ tells stories of immigration, power imbalances and more

“In Plain Sight,” a show at Henry Art Gallery of conceptually and visually rich work by 14 artists, offers insight into senior curator Shamim Momin's priorities. Read full article: At Henry Art Gallery, ‘In Plain Sight’ t...→

Art Pick: A Nod to Mod! - LA Weekly

A Nod to Mod is a photography group show paying tribute to not only Neutra designs but other examples of mid-century modern architecture. Read full article: Art Pick: A Nod to Mod! - LA Weekly...→

Art Pick: Fiji: Art & Life in the Pacific at LACMA - LA Weekly

Mostly on loan from other museums and private collections, namely the Fiji Museum, British Museum and Smithsonian, the nearly 300 items explore the art and culture of the South Pacific country — especially its relationship with the ocean — from the 18th century to the present. Read full article: Art Pick: Fiji: Art & Life in the Pacifi...→

Art Attack: Lucky Thirteen Best Things for Gallery Lovers to Do This Week in Denver

Art Attack: Lucky Thirteen Best Things for Gallery Lovers to Do This Week in Denver

Holiday shopping continues to intervene with art adventures this week, as do open houses, ambitious new exhibitions, pop-ups and more. Read full article: Art Attack: Lucky Thirteen Best Things f...→

Staff Pick: Best local label

Staff Pick: Best local label

Punk musician and engineer Blake Karlson launched Chicago Research in late 2018, and since then he's used the label to document every scrap and fleck... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best local label...→

Staff Pick: Best transitions to new leadership

Staff Pick: Best transitions to new leadership

When the big theaters have a changing of the guard in artistic directors, it's understandably big news. But in a city as dependent on the... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best transitions to new lead...→

Staff Pick: Best off-Loop theater | Best of Chicago 2019 | Arts & Culture | Chicago Reader

Staff Pick: Best off-Loop theater | Best of Chicago 2019 | Arts & Culture | Chicago Reader

On its website, Jefferson Park's tiny the Gift Theatre states as one of its founding beliefs that "a play never closes until everyone who saw... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best off-Loop theater | Best...→

Art Pick: The Influence of Fellini - LA Weekly

“I see no line between the imaginary and the real,” legendary film director Federico Fellini once said, and the artists assembled for The Influence of Fellini: A Surreal 100th Birthday Celebration would definitely agree. Read full article: Art Pick: The Influence of Fellini - LA ...→

Art Institute of Chicago

A new exhibit will open at the Art Institute of Chicago thanks to a donation of more than 100 works from a prominent city gallery owner and an art historian. The Art Institute exhibit titled “Pure Drawing: Seven Centuries of Art,” assembled Read full article: Art Institute of Chicago...→

Art lovers locked out of Louvre as staff join pension strikes in Paris

Art lovers locked out of Louvre as staff join pension strikes in Paris

Many visitors had come to see a special exhibition on Leonardo da Vinci to mark the 500th anniversary of the Italian master's death. Read full article: Art lovers locked out of Louvre as staff...→

Art Pick: Hank Willis Thomas - LA Weekly

In his newest exhibition Hank Willis Thomas turns his attention to the film industry, in photo-based works fusing aesthetic cues from mid-century abstract painting and appropriating actual iconography from studio cinema. Read full article: Art Pick: Hank Willis Thomas - LA Weekly...→

Art Pick: Gabba Gallery - LA Weekly

For Gabba Gallery’s first big night of 2020, Jason Ostro and Elena Jacobson curate four concurrent solo shows by Los Angeles painters Patrick Haemmerlein, Bobby Moore, Allison Bamcat and Isaac Pelayo. Read full article: Art Pick: Gabba Gallery - LA Weekly...→

Art Pick: Cynthia Minet at Matter Studio Gallery - LA Weekly

Cynthia Minet's beguiling animal sculptures are made by recycling the very petroleum-based consumer waste that threatens their environments. Read full article: Art Pick: Cynthia Minet at Matter Studio...→

The Founders of Chinatown’s Public Swim Gallery Want to Make Art Accessible Again

The Founders of Chinatown’s Public Swim Gallery Want to Make Art Accessible Again

Madeleine Mermall and Catherine Fenton Bernath are aware that high prices can make buying art seem impossible. Their space will dissuade people of the notion they can’t be collectors. Read full article: The Founders of Chinatown’s Public Swim ...→

Chloë Sevigny Is Having a Baby With Art Gallery Director Boyfriend

Chloë Sevigny Is Having a Baby With Art Gallery Director Boyfriend

Sevigny confirmed this week that she and her boyfriend, Sinisa Mackovic of Karma gallery in the East Village, are expecting. Read full article: Chloë Sevigny Is Having a Baby With Art ...→

Art Pick: SOUND OFF: Silence + Resistance - LA Weekly

Conceiving of silence as “a way to honor the inarticulable, defy demands of production, prioritize deep listening, and refuse to incriminate,” works by about 10 artists/activists are displayed alongside documentation of historical corollaries. Read full article: Art Pick: SOUND OFF: Silence + Resistanc...→

Cubs Rumors: Could Chicago be Landing Spot for Nolan Arenado?

Cubs Rumors: Could Chicago be Landing Spot for Nolan Arenado?

If the Chicago Cubs trade Kris Bryant, they could be in the market for another star third baseman, according to a new report. Read full article: Cubs Rumors: Could Chicago be Landing Sp...→

Art Pick: A Nod to Mod! - LA Weekly

A Nod to Mod is a photography group show paying tribute to not only Neutra designs but other examples of mid-century modern architecture. Read full article: Art Pick: A Nod to Mod! - LA Weekly...→

Art Pick: Walt Disney's Ultimate Inventor: The Genius of Ub Iwerks - LA Weekly

Walt Disney’s Ultimate Inventor: The Genius of Ub Iwerks, which son and author Don discusses today, is an exhaustive look at Iwerks’ life and relationship with Disney, first as friends in Kansas City and then as partners at Walt Disney Studios. Read full article: Art Pick: Walt Disney's Ultimate Invento...→

Art Pick: Heavy Metal Holidays at Castelli Art Space - LA Weekly

A hard-core group exhibition of art for floor, wall and table, as well as body and head, featuring the fine art of metalwork. Read full article: Art Pick: Heavy Metal Holidays at Castel...→

Art Pick: Fiji: Art & Life in the Pacific at LACMA - LA Weekly

Mostly on loan from other museums and private collections, namely the Fiji Museum, British Museum and Smithsonian, the nearly 300 items explore the art and culture of the South Pacific country — especially its relationship with the ocean — from the 18th century to the present. Read full article: Art Pick: Fiji: Art & Life in the Pacifi...→

Chicago Art Girls Holiday Pop-Up

Chicago Art Girls Holiday Pop-Up

A.G. Bell Elementary School, Chicago: The Chicago Art Girls will be hosting a Holiday pop-up shop with more than 40 local artists. Expect accessories, fine art, clothing, gourmet food, ceramics, more.… Read full article: Chicago Art Girls Holiday Pop-Up...→

Staff Pick: Best attraction

Staff Pick: Best attraction

The Chicago Cultural Center sits in the middle of downtown—it's just west of Millennium Park, a stone's throw from the Magnificent Mile and the Art... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best attraction...→

Art Attack: Lucky Thirteen Best Things for Gallery Lovers to Do This Week in Denver

Art Attack: Lucky Thirteen Best Things for Gallery Lovers to Do This Week in Denver

Holiday shopping continues to intervene with art adventures this week, as do open houses, ambitious new exhibitions, pop-ups and more. Read full article: Art Attack: Lucky Thirteen Best Things f...→

Staff Pick: Best hip-hop artist

Staff Pick: Best hip-hop artist

Last month Polo G's major-label debut, Die a Legend, ranked number 46 on the Billboard 200 while Chance the Rapper's The Big Day sat at... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best hip-hop artist...→

Staff pick: Best huge old thrift shop, about to disappear

Staff pick: Best huge old thrift shop, about to disappear

In 1931, chewing gum entrepreneur William Wrigley Jr. gave an industrial building at 509 N. Union to the Salvation Army, which started collecting donated goods... Read full article: Staff pick: Best huge old thrift shop, a...→

Staff Pick: Best transitions to new leadership

Staff Pick: Best transitions to new leadership

When the big theaters have a changing of the guard in artistic directors, it's understandably big news. But in a city as dependent on the... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best transitions to new lead...→

Staff Pick: Best neighborhood

Staff Pick: Best neighborhood

Years ago at the bar, a man named Paulie told me all about the neighborhood that I live in now. It's west of Canaryville, north... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best neighborhood...→

Staff Pick: Best sportscaster

Staff Pick: Best sportscaster

First off, let me concede that you gotta like Pat Hughes. Hate the Rickettses and what they've done to Rickettsville, hate the Cubs and what... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best sportscaster...→

Chicago-pedia: Art, television music & film

Chicago-pedia: Art, television music & film

An encyclopedia of the terms that define our city. In this edition, we cover some of Chicago’s art. Read full article: Chicago-pedia: Art, television music & f...→

Art Pick: Christopher Russell Goes Chasing Waterfalls - LA Weekly

Christopher Russell’s new exhibition Cascades at Von Lintel Gallery features recent works that evolves the artist’s eccentrically hands-on relationship to photography and the landscape. Read full article: Art Pick: Christopher Russell Goes Chasi...→

Fermilab's Gallery Chamber Series to feature Chicago Brass Quintet Feb. 16

Fermilab's Gallery Chamber Series to feature Chicago Brass Quintet Feb. 16

The Fermilab Gallery Chamber Series continues Sunday, Feb. 16, with Chicago Brass Quintet. The concert will begin at 2:30 p.m. in the art gallery at Fermilab, off Pine Street in Geneva. Read full article: Fermilab's Gallery Chamber Series to fea...→

Chicago mural must-sees: Check out these 12 great examples of the city’s public art scene

Chicago mural must-sees: Check out these 12 great examples of the city’s public art scene

This suggested grand tour should give you a taste of the visual variety that’s become a staple of neighborhoods all over the city. Read full article: Chicago mural must-sees: Check out these...→

Buyout details emerge for Tribune Publishing staff at NY Daily News, Chicago Tribune

Buyout details emerge for Tribune Publishing staff at NY Daily News, Chicago Tribune

Voluntary buyout packages that Tribune Publishing is dangling for employees will be capped at 52 weeks. Tribune Publishing CEO Tim Knight told staffers at the New York Daily News, Chicago Tribune, … Read full article: Buyout details emerge for Tribune Publis...→

Dav Pilkey’s new ‘Dog Man,’ Art Shay’s Chicago ‘Troublemakers’ and 6 more books not to miss

Dav Pilkey’s new ‘Dog Man,’ Art Shay’s Chicago ‘Troublemakers’ and 6 more books not to miss

Other new titles worth a look include Jess Montgomery’s ‘The Hollows,’ Meng Jin’s ‘Little Gods,’ Simon Jimenez’s ‘The Vanished Birds’ and David Susskind’s ‘A World Without Work.’ Read full article: Dav Pilkey’s new ‘Dog Man,’ Art Shay’s C...→

'Preoccupations: Palestinian Landscapes' explores the Israeli occupation of Palestine via landscape art at Detroit's Holding House Gallery

'Preoccupations: Palestinian Landscapes' explores the Israeli occupation of Palestine via landscape art at Detroit's Holding House Gallery

For Preoccupations: Palestinian Landscapes, the word “preoccupations” is a double entendre — it can refer to both Palestinians’ longstanding preoccupation with landscape art, but also... Read full article: 'Preoccupations: Palestinian Landscapes'...→

Art Pick: 15 Years of Thinkspace - LA Weekly

Hard to believe perhaps, but the elevated street, pop surrealist and urban art emporium Thinkspace has been banging it out for 15 years. Of course, they're celebrating. Read full article: Art Pick: 15 Years of Thinkspace - LA We...→

At Henry Art Gallery, ‘In Plain Sight’ tells stories of immigration, power imbalances and more

At Henry Art Gallery, ‘In Plain Sight’ tells stories of immigration, power imbalances and more

“In Plain Sight,” a show at Henry Art Gallery of conceptually and visually rich work by 14 artists, offers insight into senior curator Shamim Momin's priorities. Read full article: At Henry Art Gallery, ‘In Plain Sight’ t...→

Art Basel gallery wall vandal appears in court

Art Basel gallery wall vandal appears in court

MIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) - A man accused of vandalizing a gallery wall at Art Basel Miami Beach appeared in court. Roderick Webber, 46, allegedly... Read full article: Art Basel gallery wall vandal appears in...→

Art Pick: Not at the Dinner Table - LA Weekly

If you’re one of those people who regard the big holiday family get-together with at least a mild sense of dread, consider taking part in this slightly classic audio performance art tradition. Read full article: Art Pick: Not at the Dinner Table - LA W...→

Feder: Chicago Tribune bosses seek to rally staff in perilous times

Feder: Chicago Tribune bosses seek to rally staff in perilous times

Despite ominous warnings about what's ahead under new corporate owners Alden Global Capital, the Chicago Tribune is closing out the year on an upbeat note from its top editors, Robert Feder writes. Read full article: Feder: Chicago Tribune bosses seek to ra...→

EDITORIAL: Pick a home, Mr. Flessner — Chicago or Naperville

EDITORIAL: Pick a home, Mr. Flessner — Chicago or Naperville

At the very least, the top lawyer for the city improperly claimed he had two primary residences, which allowed him to get a tax break on both. Read full article: EDITORIAL: Pick a home, Mr. Flessner — C...→

The Lucky Horseshoe is Chicago’s most distinctive gay nightlife spot

The Lucky Horseshoe is Chicago’s most distinctive gay nightlife spot

The male strip club in Boystown is an acquired taste—but there’s no reason to feel ashamed about it. Read full article: The Lucky Horseshoe is Chicago’s most di...→

Art Pick: Bueno, Bonito y Barato at Self-Help Graphics - LA Weekly

If you want to do your part in stemming the tide of faceless consumerism and artist exploitation, be sure to bop on down to the Bueno, Bonito y Barato pop-up exhibition. Read full article: Art Pick: Bueno, Bonito y Barato at Self...→

Staff Pick: Best local label

Staff Pick: Best local label

Punk musician and engineer Blake Karlson launched Chicago Research in late 2018, and since then he's used the label to document every scrap and fleck... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best local label...→

Staff Pick: Third runner-up, best pizza

Staff Pick: Third runner-up, best pizza

Among the contenders for the title "Best pizza" this year, you might have been surprised to see the name of Reader staff writer Leor Galil.... Read full article: Staff Pick: Third runner-up, best pizza...→

Staff Pick: Best off-Loop theater

Staff Pick: Best off-Loop theater

Under artistic director Charles Newell, Court Theatre is all over the place in the best possible way. Where else can you see both a rapturously... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best off-Loop theater...→

Staff Pick: Best off-Loop theater | Best of Chicago 2019 | Arts & Culture | Chicago Reader

Staff Pick: Best off-Loop theater | Best of Chicago 2019 | Arts & Culture | Chicago Reader

On its website, Jefferson Park's tiny the Gift Theatre states as one of its founding beliefs that "a play never closes until everyone who saw... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best off-Loop theater | Best...→

Staff Pick: Best dance company | Best of Chicago 2019 | Arts & Culture | Chicago Reader

Staff Pick: Best dance company | Best of Chicago 2019 | Arts & Culture | Chicago Reader

Muntu's ambitions are vast, both in terms of space and time. Helmed by executive director Sekou Tepaka Lunda Conde, the 47-year-old South Shore-based company aims... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best dance company | Best of...→

Art Pick: The Influence of Fellini - LA Weekly

“I see no line between the imaginary and the real,” legendary film director Federico Fellini once said, and the artists assembled for The Influence of Fellini: A Surreal 100th Birthday Celebration would definitely agree. Read full article: Art Pick: The Influence of Fellini - LA ...→

Chicago-pedia: Art, television music & film

Chicago-pedia: Art, television music & film

An encyclopedia of the terms that define our city. In this edition, we cover some of Chicago’s art. Read full article: Chicago-pedia: Art, television music & f...→

Art Institute of Chicago

A new exhibit will open at the Art Institute of Chicago thanks to a donation of more than 100 works from a prominent city gallery owner and an art historian. The Art Institute exhibit titled “Pure Drawing: Seven Centuries of Art,” assembled Read full article: Art Institute of Chicago...→

Art Pick: Christopher Russell Goes Chasing Waterfalls - LA Weekly

Christopher Russell’s new exhibition Cascades at Von Lintel Gallery features recent works that evolves the artist’s eccentrically hands-on relationship to photography and the landscape. Read full article: Art Pick: Christopher Russell Goes Chasi...→

Art lovers locked out of Louvre as staff join pension strikes in Paris

Art lovers locked out of Louvre as staff join pension strikes in Paris

Many visitors had come to see a special exhibition on Leonardo da Vinci to mark the 500th anniversary of the Italian master's death. Read full article: Art lovers locked out of Louvre as staff...→

Fermilab's Gallery Chamber Series to feature Chicago Brass Quintet Feb. 16

Fermilab's Gallery Chamber Series to feature Chicago Brass Quintet Feb. 16

The Fermilab Gallery Chamber Series continues Sunday, Feb. 16, with Chicago Brass Quintet. The concert will begin at 2:30 p.m. in the art gallery at Fermilab, off Pine Street in Geneva. Read full article: Fermilab's Gallery Chamber Series to fea...→

Art Pick: Hank Willis Thomas - LA Weekly

In his newest exhibition Hank Willis Thomas turns his attention to the film industry, in photo-based works fusing aesthetic cues from mid-century abstract painting and appropriating actual iconography from studio cinema. Read full article: Art Pick: Hank Willis Thomas - LA Weekly...→

Chicago mural must-sees: Check out these 12 great examples of the city’s public art scene

Chicago mural must-sees: Check out these 12 great examples of the city’s public art scene

This suggested grand tour should give you a taste of the visual variety that’s become a staple of neighborhoods all over the city. Read full article: Chicago mural must-sees: Check out these...→

Art Pick: Gabba Gallery - LA Weekly

For Gabba Gallery’s first big night of 2020, Jason Ostro and Elena Jacobson curate four concurrent solo shows by Los Angeles painters Patrick Haemmerlein, Bobby Moore, Allison Bamcat and Isaac Pelayo. Read full article: Art Pick: Gabba Gallery - LA Weekly...→

Buyout details emerge for Tribune Publishing staff at NY Daily News, Chicago Tribune

Buyout details emerge for Tribune Publishing staff at NY Daily News, Chicago Tribune

Voluntary buyout packages that Tribune Publishing is dangling for employees will be capped at 52 weeks. Tribune Publishing CEO Tim Knight told staffers at the New York Daily News, Chicago Tribune, … Read full article: Buyout details emerge for Tribune Publis...→

Art Pick: Cynthia Minet at Matter Studio Gallery - LA Weekly

Cynthia Minet's beguiling animal sculptures are made by recycling the very petroleum-based consumer waste that threatens their environments. Read full article: Art Pick: Cynthia Minet at Matter Studio...→

Dav Pilkey’s new ‘Dog Man,’ Art Shay’s Chicago ‘Troublemakers’ and 6 more books not to miss

Dav Pilkey’s new ‘Dog Man,’ Art Shay’s Chicago ‘Troublemakers’ and 6 more books not to miss

Other new titles worth a look include Jess Montgomery’s ‘The Hollows,’ Meng Jin’s ‘Little Gods,’ Simon Jimenez’s ‘The Vanished Birds’ and David Susskind’s ‘A World Without Work.’ Read full article: Dav Pilkey’s new ‘Dog Man,’ Art Shay’s C...→

The Founders of Chinatown’s Public Swim Gallery Want to Make Art Accessible Again

The Founders of Chinatown’s Public Swim Gallery Want to Make Art Accessible Again

Madeleine Mermall and Catherine Fenton Bernath are aware that high prices can make buying art seem impossible. Their space will dissuade people of the notion they can’t be collectors. Read full article: The Founders of Chinatown’s Public Swim ...→

'Preoccupations: Palestinian Landscapes' explores the Israeli occupation of Palestine via landscape art at Detroit's Holding House Gallery

'Preoccupations: Palestinian Landscapes' explores the Israeli occupation of Palestine via landscape art at Detroit's Holding House Gallery

For Preoccupations: Palestinian Landscapes, the word “preoccupations” is a double entendre — it can refer to both Palestinians’ longstanding preoccupation with landscape art, but also... Read full article: 'Preoccupations: Palestinian Landscapes'...→

Art Pick: 15 Years of Thinkspace - LA Weekly

Hard to believe perhaps, but the elevated street, pop surrealist and urban art emporium Thinkspace has been banging it out for 15 years. Of course, they're celebrating. Read full article: Art Pick: 15 Years of Thinkspace - LA We...→

Chloë Sevigny Is Having a Baby With Art Gallery Director Boyfriend

Chloë Sevigny Is Having a Baby With Art Gallery Director Boyfriend

Sevigny confirmed this week that she and her boyfriend, Sinisa Mackovic of Karma gallery in the East Village, are expecting. Read full article: Chloë Sevigny Is Having a Baby With Art ...→

Art Pick: SOUND OFF: Silence + Resistance - LA Weekly

Conceiving of silence as “a way to honor the inarticulable, defy demands of production, prioritize deep listening, and refuse to incriminate,” works by about 10 artists/activists are displayed alongside documentation of historical corollaries. Read full article: Art Pick: SOUND OFF: Silence + Resistanc...→

At Henry Art Gallery, ‘In Plain Sight’ tells stories of immigration, power imbalances and more

At Henry Art Gallery, ‘In Plain Sight’ tells stories of immigration, power imbalances and more

“In Plain Sight,” a show at Henry Art Gallery of conceptually and visually rich work by 14 artists, offers insight into senior curator Shamim Momin's priorities. Read full article: At Henry Art Gallery, ‘In Plain Sight’ t...→

Cubs Rumors: Could Chicago be Landing Spot for Nolan Arenado?

Cubs Rumors: Could Chicago be Landing Spot for Nolan Arenado?

If the Chicago Cubs trade Kris Bryant, they could be in the market for another star third baseman, according to a new report. Read full article: Cubs Rumors: Could Chicago be Landing Sp...→

Art Basel gallery wall vandal appears in court

Art Basel gallery wall vandal appears in court

MIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) - A man accused of vandalizing a gallery wall at Art Basel Miami Beach appeared in court. Roderick Webber, 46, allegedly... Read full article: Art Basel gallery wall vandal appears in...→

Art Pick: A Nod to Mod! - LA Weekly

A Nod to Mod is a photography group show paying tribute to not only Neutra designs but other examples of mid-century modern architecture. Read full article: Art Pick: A Nod to Mod! - LA Weekly...→

Art Pick: Not at the Dinner Table - LA Weekly

If you’re one of those people who regard the big holiday family get-together with at least a mild sense of dread, consider taking part in this slightly classic audio performance art tradition. Read full article: Art Pick: Not at the Dinner Table - LA W...→

Art Pick: Walt Disney's Ultimate Inventor: The Genius of Ub Iwerks - LA Weekly

Walt Disney’s Ultimate Inventor: The Genius of Ub Iwerks, which son and author Don discusses today, is an exhaustive look at Iwerks’ life and relationship with Disney, first as friends in Kansas City and then as partners at Walt Disney Studios. Read full article: Art Pick: Walt Disney's Ultimate Invento...→

Art Pick: Heavy Metal Holidays at Castelli Art Space - LA Weekly

A hard-core group exhibition of art for floor, wall and table, as well as body and head, featuring the fine art of metalwork. Read full article: Art Pick: Heavy Metal Holidays at Castel...→

Feder: Chicago Tribune bosses seek to rally staff in perilous times

Feder: Chicago Tribune bosses seek to rally staff in perilous times

Despite ominous warnings about what's ahead under new corporate owners Alden Global Capital, the Chicago Tribune is closing out the year on an upbeat note from its top editors, Robert Feder writes. Read full article: Feder: Chicago Tribune bosses seek to ra...→

Art Pick: Fiji: Art & Life in the Pacific at LACMA - LA Weekly

Mostly on loan from other museums and private collections, namely the Fiji Museum, British Museum and Smithsonian, the nearly 300 items explore the art and culture of the South Pacific country — especially its relationship with the ocean — from the 18th century to the present. Read full article: Art Pick: Fiji: Art & Life in the Pacifi...→

EDITORIAL: Pick a home, Mr. Flessner — Chicago or Naperville

EDITORIAL: Pick a home, Mr. Flessner — Chicago or Naperville

At the very least, the top lawyer for the city improperly claimed he had two primary residences, which allowed him to get a tax break on both. Read full article: EDITORIAL: Pick a home, Mr. Flessner — C...→

Chicago Art Girls Holiday Pop-Up

Chicago Art Girls Holiday Pop-Up

A.G. Bell Elementary School, Chicago: The Chicago Art Girls will be hosting a Holiday pop-up shop with more than 40 local artists. Expect accessories, fine art, clothing, gourmet food, ceramics, more.… Read full article: Chicago Art Girls Holiday Pop-Up...→

Staff Pick: Best attraction

Staff Pick: Best attraction

The Chicago Cultural Center sits in the middle of downtown—it's just west of Millennium Park, a stone's throw from the Magnificent Mile and the Art... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best attraction...→

The Lucky Horseshoe is Chicago’s most distinctive gay nightlife spot

The Lucky Horseshoe is Chicago’s most distinctive gay nightlife spot

The male strip club in Boystown is an acquired taste—but there’s no reason to feel ashamed about it. Read full article: The Lucky Horseshoe is Chicago’s most di...→

Art Attack: Lucky Thirteen Best Things for Gallery Lovers to Do This Week in Denver

Art Attack: Lucky Thirteen Best Things for Gallery Lovers to Do This Week in Denver

Holiday shopping continues to intervene with art adventures this week, as do open houses, ambitious new exhibitions, pop-ups and more. Read full article: Art Attack: Lucky Thirteen Best Things f...→

Art Pick: Bueno, Bonito y Barato at Self-Help Graphics - LA Weekly

If you want to do your part in stemming the tide of faceless consumerism and artist exploitation, be sure to bop on down to the Bueno, Bonito y Barato pop-up exhibition. Read full article: Art Pick: Bueno, Bonito y Barato at Self...→

Staff Pick: Best hip-hop artist

Staff Pick: Best hip-hop artist

Last month Polo G's major-label debut, Die a Legend, ranked number 46 on the Billboard 200 while Chance the Rapper's The Big Day sat at... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best hip-hop artist...→

Staff Pick: Best local label

Staff Pick: Best local label

Punk musician and engineer Blake Karlson launched Chicago Research in late 2018, and since then he's used the label to document every scrap and fleck... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best local label...→

Staff pick: Best huge old thrift shop, about to disappear

Staff pick: Best huge old thrift shop, about to disappear

In 1931, chewing gum entrepreneur William Wrigley Jr. gave an industrial building at 509 N. Union to the Salvation Army, which started collecting donated goods... Read full article: Staff pick: Best huge old thrift shop, a...→

Staff Pick: Third runner-up, best pizza

Staff Pick: Third runner-up, best pizza

Among the contenders for the title "Best pizza" this year, you might have been surprised to see the name of Reader staff writer Leor Galil.... Read full article: Staff Pick: Third runner-up, best pizza...→

Staff Pick: Best transitions to new leadership

Staff Pick: Best transitions to new leadership

When the big theaters have a changing of the guard in artistic directors, it's understandably big news. But in a city as dependent on the... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best transitions to new lead...→

Staff Pick: Best off-Loop theater

Staff Pick: Best off-Loop theater

Under artistic director Charles Newell, Court Theatre is all over the place in the best possible way. Where else can you see both a rapturously... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best off-Loop theater...→

Staff Pick: Best neighborhood

Staff Pick: Best neighborhood

Years ago at the bar, a man named Paulie told me all about the neighborhood that I live in now. It's west of Canaryville, north... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best neighborhood...→

Staff Pick: Best off-Loop theater | Best of Chicago 2019 | Arts & Culture | Chicago Reader

Staff Pick: Best off-Loop theater | Best of Chicago 2019 | Arts & Culture | Chicago Reader

On its website, Jefferson Park's tiny the Gift Theatre states as one of its founding beliefs that "a play never closes until everyone who saw... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best off-Loop theater | Best...→

Staff Pick: Best sportscaster

Staff Pick: Best sportscaster

First off, let me concede that you gotta like Pat Hughes. Hate the Rickettses and what they've done to Rickettsville, hate the Cubs and what... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best sportscaster...→

Staff Pick: Best dance company | Best of Chicago 2019 | Arts & Culture | Chicago Reader

Staff Pick: Best dance company | Best of Chicago 2019 | Arts & Culture | Chicago Reader

Muntu's ambitions are vast, both in terms of space and time. Helmed by executive director Sekou Tepaka Lunda Conde, the 47-year-old South Shore-based company aims... Read full article: Staff Pick: Best dance company | Best of...→