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A traffic sign at Columbus Drive and Fairbanks Court warns of the pending closure of a stretch of Lake Shore Drive between May 19 and 21, for the upcoming NATO summit at McCormick Place. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Ramping Up Security Measures For NATO Summit

With less than a week to go until the NATO summit, there are growing signs of the extra security that’s going into place in time for the arrival of NATO delegates this weekend.

CBS 2–05/14/2012

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Shedd, Adler, Art Institute To Close For 3 Days For NATO Summit

The Shedd Aquarium, the Adler Planetarium, and the Art Institute of Chicago will be closed for three days on the weekend of the NATO Summit.

CBS Chicago–05/09/2012

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Best Local Chicago Arts Programs To Support

When contemplating a contribution to arts organizations in the Chicago area, these noteworthy venues consistently exhibit a high standard in creative achievement. Put your money toward a cause that will show results everyone can enjoy.

04/23/2012

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Best Iconic Works Of Art In Chicago

Chicago locals enjoy hosting out-of-town friends and families. They get to show off the artistic side of this exciting city. Here are some of the unforgettable works of art in Chicago that can’t be missed on the next visit.

04/16/2012

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Google Art Projects Photographs Works At Art Institute

A robot with 15 cameras in its head has been recording some of most important works at the Art Institute of Chicago for worldwide distribution, as part of the Google Art Project.

CBS Chicago–04/03/2012

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Student To Paint Building Near Kennedy In Style Of Roy Lichtenstein

A design student from the School of the Art Institute has been picked to have his artwork displayed in mural form along the Kennedy Expressway.

CBS Chicago–03/22/2012

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March Arts Preview

There aren’t enough hours in the day to check out every noteworthy event in Chicago. Check out our quick guide to five can’t-miss picks for March.

02/27/2012

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Art Institute Seeks To Add 30 More Docents

The Art Institute of Chicago plans to expand its volunteer docent corps to give tours to more school groups in the future.

CBS Chicago–01/24/2012

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Spencer Finch’s ‘Lunar’ Illuminates Chicago

The strange object that sits on top of the Art Institute of Chicago looks like it comes from another world. It resembles an insect, with a ball in the middle, two solar panels sticking out from the sides like wings, and three legs anchoring it to the ground. The object is an installation by artist Spencer Finch called “Lunar” and it’s completely surreal set against the Chicago skyline…

01/23/2012

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Art Institute Names New Marketing Director

Last summer, the Art Institute of Chicago named a new president. Now it has a new marketing chief as well.

CBS Chicago–01/16/2012

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Bertrand Goldberg Retrospective At The Art Institute

You walk among Chicago’s iconic buildings each day, but how much do you know about their history? Bertrand Goldberg: Architecture of Invention, on view at the Art Institute of Chicago through January 15, offers background on some of our most notable buildings as well as an overview of the distinguished architect’s career.

12/12/2011

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Art Institute Decorates Thorne Miniature Rooms For Holidays

The famous Art Institute lions won’t be getting their Christmas wreaths until the day after Thanksgiving, but the museum is still getting into the holiday spirit early.

WBBM Newsradio–11/11/2011

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Quick Guide To Free Museum Days

Visiting Chicago’s museums is an enriching experience, but it can be prohibitively expensive. Most area museums schedule free days each year, and Illinois residents can take advantage of extra discounts. Read on for a round up of free days for the rest of 2011 – now you’ll know where to go the next time you have an unexpected day off.

10/24/2011

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The Evolution Of The Japanese Kimono

In the rush to get out the door for work, getting dressed in the morning probably isn’t exactly an artistic moment. But clothes are an easy way to express ourselves and they can reflect what’s going on in the world around us. In Japanese Kimono, 1915–1940: From Tradition to Ready-to-Wear, on view at the Art Institute of Chicago through November 13, the modern evolution of the pretty garment is traced through dozens of kimonos on display.

09/26/2011

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Top Chicago Movie Spots

There just ain’t no other place like Chicago. (Don’t judge my grammar now, I’m on a roll here.) We’re radicool (made that word up, sweet, right?), and here are five great movies that recognize that.

09/23/2011

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Druick Named New Art Institute President

Longtime curator Douglas Druick has been named president of the Art Institute of Chicago.

CBS Chicago–08/24/2011

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Avant-Garde Art In Everyday Life

When you sit at a computer all day, cool graphic design, photo-montages and manipulated images are nothing new. But when artists from Central and Eastern Europe decided in the early 20th century to apply modernist sensibilities to everyday objects, it was groundbreaking.

08/22/2011

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A New Space For African And Indian Art

In the newly renovated galleries of African Art and Indian Art of the Americas at the Art Institute of Chicago, the space stands out just as much as the artwork, while remaining neutral enough to serve as a backdrop for the objects on view.

07/18/2011

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Uta Barth Exhibit

With so much happening in our daily lives, it’s easy to overlook what’s right in front of us—a tree losing its leaves or a glass on the table—in favor of more stimulating images and encounters. In her new show at the Art Institute of Chicago, photographer Uta Barth takes those distractions out.

06/06/2011

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Things To Do This Week

Need something to do this week? Here are some events in Chicago.

04/11/2011

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