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A Grant Park art installation called "Borders" which was hit by taggers. (Credit: Mike Krauser)

Taggers Deface Statues In Grant Park Art Installation

Vandals struck overnight in Grant Park, defacing a popular art installation of human figures in the park near the corner of Michigan and Jackson.

04/05/2014

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Amid Job Cuts, CPS Looking At Moving Gym, Music, Art Classes Online

School officials say for five years some students have been taking those classes online. Parents, though, were surprised to learn of the program. CBS 2′s Mike Puccinelli reports.

07/25/2013

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Gold Coast Fair Draws Art Fans To Grant Park

No matter what kind of art you’re into, you can probably find it at the Gold Coast Art Fair this weekend.

06/29/2013

Light sculptures along Congress Parkway cost the city $3.4 million. (Credit: CBS)

2 Investigators: Light Sculptures Cost Chicago Taxpayers Millions

Chicago is synonymous with classic architecture, and public art projects like the Picasso and the so-called “Bean” at Millennium Park. Now there’s a newly unveiled light sculpture project in the South Loop. We asked 2- investigator Pam Zekman to check out how much it cost. And who is paying for it?

05/08/2013

A student at Little Black Pearl Options Lab School takes a glass-blowing class. (CBS)

Your Chicago: Little Black Pearl Options Lab School

Students at the Kenwood high school are taught traditional subjects through the lens of art. CBS 2′s Kate Sullivan reports.

02/01/2013

Sufjan Stevens performs on his banjo during his concert on October 9, 2006 at the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles, California.  (Credit: Karl Walter/Getty Images)

Cure For Boredom: December’s Events

Here are my top five events for December. Go to them. That’s the point of this article.

12/05/2012

Students walk by displayed art at Dixon Elementary School. (CBS)

New Film Looks At Art’s Influence On Dixon Elementary School Students

“The Curators Of Dixon School” looks at the relationship between artworks on display at the CPS school and its influence on youngsters. CBS 2′s Derrick Blakley, a Dixon alum, reports.

11/15/2012

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Guide To: Bucktown Arts Festival

The Bucktown Arts fest has grown to become a neighborhood tradition and one of the city’s premier arts festivals showcasing close to 200 participating artists, plus countless musicians, dancers, poets, performers and attracting more than 30,000 visitors annually…

08/23/2012

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Printers’ Ball: A Party… But With Books

Printers’ Ball is a party in celebration of everything print! Free beer, free books, free entertainment, what could be better? No, really, what?

07/16/2012

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Evanston Couple Duct-Taped, Robbed Of Valuable Artwork

Three robbers posing as delivery men entered a north suburban home, knocked down and duct-taped the elderly residents, and stole several pieces of artwork valued at more than $100,000.

04/13/2012

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Hull House Museum To Rent Out Art For Free

If you want to display contemporary art in your home, for free, there’s another option now besides letting your kids loose with fingerpaint on your walls.

CBS Chicago–03/26/2012

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Museum Of Contemporary Photography Explores ‘The Limits Of Photography’

When you look at a painting or drawing, you’re not surprised when you see artwork that’s abstract or presents a spin on its subject. But with photography, there’s the sense that what you’re seeing is an accurate depiction of the world. However, that’s not always the case—a show at the Museum of Contemporary Photography, “Limits of Photography,” explores what happens when artists challenge the medium and manipulate it in compelling ways.

03/19/2012

Clad in a black belt, I get my butt kicked at arm wrestling by Harold Ray. (credit: Matt Rowan)

Conversations: The Dog Walking Bartender

Hungry Brain is a Roscoe Village bar that’s a dive, but in the good kind of way, inviting to everyone and anyone. Take a look at what The Bartender has to say about the place and its customers. Find out why you might want to check it out.

02/09/2012

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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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Last Chance: See ‘Crime Unseen’ At MoCP

The images in “Crime Unseen,” the Museum of Contemporary Photography’s latest show, are lurid, dark, and incredibly captivating. Each of the photographers takes pictures of crime scenes, well after the crime has occurred…

01/02/2012

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Making A Scene: Family Guide To The Lill Street Art Center

The Lill Street Art Center offers amazing kids classes, fun-themed kid’s camps, family drop-in workshops and adult classes in seven different departments: ceramics, metalsmithing & jewelry, painting & drawing, printmaking, textiles, glass, and digital arts & photography. So why not visit?

11/11/2011

Peter, who has bipolar disorder, finds some comfort in painting. (CBS)

Art Program Helps Mentally Ill Find Some Comfort, Support

How does art free a brain that is hurting? Is there something in the creation that reacts with colors and process and form and texture? CBS 2′s Bill Kurtis reports.

09/02/2011

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I Myself Have Seen It: Photography and Kiki Smith

I Myself Have Seen It: Photography and Kiki Smith, which runs through August 14 at the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, offers a survey of Smith’s photography and explores the ways the medium enhances her other artwork.

07/11/2011

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Weekend Family Fun Guide

When said together, they’re three of the most beautiful words in the English language: Three Day Weekend! Memorial Day is on Monday, and whether you observe the holiday in some way or just enjoy your extra time off, there are plenty of activities taking place around town.

05/27/2011

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Daley Honored, Criticized In Art Exhibit

Artists are depicting Mayor Richard M. Daley — both the positive and the negative sides — at a gallery show in Wicker Park.

CBS 2–02/11/2011

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