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Your Chicago: Art Institute Curator Inspires Hit Exhibit

A new exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago is getting rave reviews for blending art and fashion from the Impressionist era.

CBS 2–06/28/2013

One of the bronze lion statues outside the Art Institute of Chicago dons a giant Blackhawks helmet. (Credit: Regine Schlesinger)

Art Institute Lions Show Off Their Blackhawks Pride

The bronze lion statues outside the Art Institute of Chicago got ready for the Blackhawks fight for the Stanley Cup, donning team helmets ahead of the Stanley Cup Final opener on Wednesday.

06/12/2013

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Best Exhibits To Visit This Summer In Chicago

Don’t let the heat beat you this summer. Cool off by exploring these new Chicago museum exhibits.

05/06/2013

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Best Places For Kids’ Summer Art Activities In Chicago

Summer in Chicago isn’t just about time away from school to play outside in the sun. Stimulating the mind through creativity and the arts is a great way to keep the summer as an educational time for kids of all ages.

04/05/2013

The Picasso statue at Daley Plaza (Credit: CBS)

New Picasso Exhibit To Open At Art Institute

Starting next Wednesday, visitors to the Art Institute of Chicago will get new insight into the special relationship that existed between Pablo Picasso and this city.

WBBM Newsradio–02/14/2013

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Best Ways To Celebrate Lunar New Year In Chicago

Say goodbye to the dragon and get ready to celebrate the year of the snake as the Chicagoland area prepares for the Chinese new year. From tea ceremonies to parades, there’s plenty to do to start the new year. Use this list to get started in planning your own festivities.

02/08/2013

Megan Stielstra performing at 2nd Story. (Credit: 2nd Story/Peter Propaganda)

Best Valentine’s Day Parties For Singles In Chicago

Does the thought of celebrating Valentine’s Day sound off-putting to you? For singles in Chicago, the area offers many ways to celebrate the holiday without feeling left out.

01/31/2013

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Best 2013 Museum Exhibitions To Look Forward To In Chicago

For all those hoping to catch a great exhibit in the new year ahead, these upcoming features are well worth considering.

12/24/2012

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Best Free Art Activities In Chicago

From antiques made in ancient Greece to Pablo Picasso’s works from the last century, Chicago has numerous venues and tours with free admission. Check out the following list to get you started.

11/26/2012

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Art Institute’s Lions Now Equipped With Roar

The museum installed the canned-roar system for the NATO summit in May and decided to use it after-hours. CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez reports.

07/13/2012

Street closures during the NATO Summit around the Museum Campus

Field Museum To Close Sunday, Monday During NATO Summit

The Field Museum as decided to join the other institutions on the Museum Campus and close on Sunday and Monday for the NATO Summit.

05/16/2012

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

John G Shedd Aquarium

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

Roy Lichtenstein Painting

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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