Jose Gonzalez, one of the fiercest proponents of the city’s Latino art scene, is almost ready to bury the hatchet with the Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum. But first he has a little score to settle.
Fifteen years ago, Leon Golub was the subject of a memorable Kartemquin documentary. Now, in the twilight of his career, the same filmmakers add a poignant postscript.
Over the course of the late 90s, a dozen or so mysterious artworks sprang up along the streets of West Town. The oblong sculptures–built from pieces of wood, metal, street […]
Virtually unseen for years, historic school murals are being brought into the light by a group of determined preservationists.
The restoration of Loredo Taft’s mammoth sculpture on the Midway Plaisance has been expensive and time-consuming, but as the bandages come off a true masterpiece is being revealed.
Working from her studio in a former pickle factory in Ravenswood, world-famous ceramic artist Ruth Duckworth can make clay do just about anything.
From the 1940s through the ’70s Riccardo’s restaurant, at the corner of Rush and Hubbard, was one of the liveliest joints in town–it was once called the “Montmartre of the […]
In the Culture Club column of August 2 (“Artful Dodge”), I mistakenly identified Lee Bey, Mayor Daley’s deputy chief of staff, as a member of the advisory panel initially charged […]
Sculptors Jeffrey and Anna Koh Varilla have won the commission to create a veterans memorial for Soldier Field. Was their appointment the result of a “soviet process?”
For decades enormous canvas backdrops created for the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo by the likes of Salvador Dali and Henri Matisse languished in storage. Now the efforts of a few passionate enthusiasts are bringing them to light.
Catherine Schwalbe-Bouzide and her husband, Paul, were drawn to their Lakeview house by the leafy park across the street, called Gross Park by residents though it wasn’t really a city […]
A former FBI agent relives his days as the nemesis of professional art thieves.
A beloved artist heads for greener pastures.
With the Jane Addams homes soon to be developed, John Lillig hopes Edgar Miller’s forgotten sculptures will have a part in the new optimism.
Q: Is the Waubansee Stone (A) an artifact from the Indian wars, (B) a thethering post for viking ships in the great lakes, or (C) an altar where Phoenicians sacrificed infants thousands of years ago? A: Who knows?