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A History Lover’s Travel Guide To Chicago

The Chicago Water Tower, Grant Park and Wrigley Field are among the must see attractions in Chicago for history lovers.

07/03/2015

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Best Places To Buy Father’s Day Gifts In Chicago

Dad is another story. Finding the right present can be more of a challenge because he is less likely to say what he wants.

06/16/2015

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Man Charged In Stabbing Outside Art Institute

Michael Wims Jr., 29, was charged with one count of aggravated battery causing great bodily harm after he was identified as the man who stabbed a 57-year-old man in the neck about 4:35 p.m. Thursday in the 200 block of South Michigan Avenue, police said.

06/12/2015

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Art Lover’s Walking Tour Of Chicago

The challenge for art lovers is how to work in wonderful places within easy walking distance. The five choices here mix familiar names with a few surprises within a doable walking distance.

06/08/2015

The lions outside the Art Institute of Chicago have put on their Blackhawks helmets for the team's return to the Stanley Cup Final. (Credit: CBS)

Art Institute Lions Don Blackhawks Helmets; Field Musuem Dinosaur Won’t Wear Its Sweater

More and more Chicagoans have been wearing their favorite Blackhawks gear as the team has advanced through the playoffs, and the lions outside the Art Institute of Chicago have gotten in on the act.

CBS Chicago–06/03/2015

Ireland Minister of State for the Diaspora Jimmy Deenihan (in dark blue suit) helps cut a green ribbon outside the Art Institute of Chicago, to celebrate the opening of a new exhibit, "Ireland: Crossroads of Art and Design." (Credit: Marissa Bailey/CBS)

Ireland Exhibit Opens At Art Institute

The Art Institute of Chicago cut the green ribbon this St. Patrick’s Day on a special exhibit celebrating Irish heritage. “Ireland: Crossroads of Art and Design 1690 to 1840″ was conceived and made in Chicago.

03/17/2015

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Art Institute Of Chicago Awarding Honorary Doctorate To Kanye West

In a recent interview, Kanye West revealed he’ll soon be invalidating the title to his debut album The College Dropout thanks to the Art Institute of Chicago.

03/16/2015

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Art Institute Ahead Of The Curve With Selfie Stick Ban

Chicago’s Art Institute was way ahead of the curve on the stick issue, though officials there swear they love selfies.

03/11/2015

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24 Hours In Chicago

Our route traverses south to north, so it’s eminently doable, walkable and bike rideable. You’ll find Chicago lovable with 24 hours in our Midwestern Shangri-la.

02/28/2015

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Best Sketching Classes In Chicago

Taking a sketching class is an excellent way to learn new drawing skills or enhance current artistic skills. Here you will find the best sketching classes in Chicago.

02/16/2015

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Best Museum Gift Shops In Chicago

In the Chicago area, these five museum shops stand out because of their size and range of selection. They are accessible without having to pay admission.

12/29/2014

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Best Ways To Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month In Chicago

From art exhibits to musical performances, there are plenty of ways to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in Chicago. Take a look at this list for ideas on where to celebrate.

09/29/2014

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Best Museums In The USA

America has many of the world’s greatest museums, some of which are free.

09/25/2014

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Best Museum Tours In Chicago

From guided tours on a Segway to a self-guided tour on your smartphone, there are plenty of ways to explore museums in the Chicago area. Check out this list of museum tours to find one that’s right for you.

08/18/2014

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Watch Katy Perry’s Tour Of The Art Institute Of Chicago

Pop music mega-star Katy Perry spent some time touring the Art Institute on Tuesday.

08/13/2014

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Best Volunteer Opportunities For Art Lovers In Chicago

The art-related organizations listed here depend on their volunteers to aid in their success. Here you will find the five best volunteer opportunities for art lovers in Chicago.

05/12/2014

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Thanks To Google, Here’s A Free Tour Of The Art Institute

Welcome to the Art Institute, your tour begins now.

04/08/2014

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Museums To Create “Pop-Up” Displays Of Artwork

The Art Institute of Chicago and other museums will take some of their masterpieces to the streets.

04/07/2014

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Best Museum Exhibits This Spring In Chicago

Even though Chicagoans know their city has world-class museums, it sometimes takes a head’s up about a special exhibit to move busy people away from their routines.

02/24/2014

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Best Literary Landmarks In Chicago

These Chicago sites serve as literary landmarks often recognized in the pages of a great book.

01/18/2014

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