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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.



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.



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.


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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.


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.


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


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.


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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.


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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.


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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


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…


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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


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.


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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.



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.


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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.