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Nighthawks by Edward Hopper. (Credit: Art Institute of Chicago)

Three Art Institute Works Top List For Public Art Project

The voting is over and the results in, for a unique, new public art project in Chicago and across the country, reports WBBM’s Regine Schlesinger.


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Art Institute, Museum Of Science And Industry Pursue Rate Hikes

The Art Institute of Chicago would like to raise admission fees by as much as $5 and the Museum of Science and Industry would hike entry fees by as much as $3 in the coming weeks, under a proposal laid out in city documents.


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Cure For Boredom: July’s Great Events

My mom said if I don’t go outside at least five times this month she’ll ground me and I won’t be able to play any videogames. So I made a list. It’s a list of five things I want to do in July. You might like this list. Here it is.



Protesters Stage Michigan Avenue Sit-In In Front Of Art Institute

Following an anti-NATO march to McCormick Place and conflict with police, protesters staged a late night sit in front of the Art Institute where Michelle Obama was hosting a dinner.


Autumn Wright and her older sister Tierney are looking forward to spring break and their parents are looking for fun ways they can spend their free time without spending a lot of money. (Credit: CBS)

Survive This Economy: Saving Money On Spring Break

The next three weeks kick off spring break for hundreds of thousands of students all over the Chicago area. So on Thursday, the Wright family, like many families in the area, is looking for something to do, without spending a lot of money.

CBS 2–03/22/2012

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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


‘Exposure’ At The Art Institute Showcases Emerging Artists

In Exposure, the fourth show in a series of contemporary work by the Department of Photography at the Art Institute of Chicago, Matt Keegan, Katie Paterson, and Heather Rasmussen each explore photography in a different way. While the three photographers present various subjects and themes, their work can be taken together as a way to see how the medium is being used in contemporary art.


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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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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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Couples Complain Artwork Will Disrupt Their Wedding Plans

Some brides are finding the wedding they envisioned altered by a rainbow.

CBS Chicago–05/18/2011

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Things To Do This Week

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


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Museum Attendance Down Slightly In 2010

More than 14.4 million people visited Chicago’s museums and zoos in 2010, a 3 percent dip from 2009.

CBS Chicago–01/25/2011

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Art Institute Offering Free Weekday Admission In January

If you are looking for some cheap culture, the Art Institute might be the place for you in January.

WBBM Newsradio–12/31/2010

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Art Institute Acquires Early 17th Century Painting

The Art Institute of Chicago has made “a major acquisition” of an early 17th century painting by Ludovico Carracci, one of three artists in the family who transformed Italian painting at the turn of the century.



Can’t Rain on This Parade: 5 Rainy Day Activities for Families

Rainy Chicago days can be a real bummer — especially when you are trapped at home with restless kiddos. Of course, you may be tempted to stay warm and dry in your house until the unsavory weather passes. Don’t do it.


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Art Institute Lions To Get Solar-Powered Wreaths

The big cats outside the Art Institute of Chicago soon will be wearing holiday decor that glows at night.

CBS Chicago–11/19/2010