A group of students from the south suburbs were among the first to try out the Shedd Aquarium’s first outdoor exhibit on Tuesday, getting the chance to literally reach out and touch a school of stingrays swimming in a pool outside the aquarium.
History buffs can have loads of fun surfing the Internet on a new online exhibit marking the 50th anniversary of the dedication of O’Hare International Airport.
It’s not quite like swimming with dolphins, but starting this spring visitors to the Shedd Aquarium will have a chance to touch the stingrays.
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.
Biologists at the Shedd Aquarium were hoping the addition of three Asian bighead carp to the Invasive Species exhibit would persuade visitors to help keep the voracious fish out of Lake Michigan.
Prehistoric cave paintings so fragile they’re sealed from human view are coming to the Field Museum of Natural History in replica next March.
Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen loves stuff. He loves it so much, he’s kept virtually everything he’s ever owned.
Civil rights history is on display at the Chase Center downtown this week, with an interactive, traveling exhibit profiling the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
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…
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.
Chicago may not have the fashion pedigree of New York or Paris, but the Chicago History Museum is a treasure trove of couture. Besides the big names of Dior, Givenchy, and Versace, the Museum also has extensive holdings by Charles James, a designer who worked in Chicago as a milliner for a few years in the 1920s, before striking it big in the fashion world…
Jellyfish have been on earth for more than 500 million years, but how much do we really know about them? Jellies, an exhibit at the Shedd Aquarium, gives us an overview of the animal by exploring its biology and history…
The tragic events of September 11 happened just over a decade ago, but the country hasn’t forgotten. Among the many ways Chicago is commemorating the anniversary is with the riveting Ground Zero 360° exhibit, on view at The Field Museum through January 2.
The Museum of Science and Industry says there is no doubt you’ll be blown away by “the thinks you can think” as you explore the wacky mind of Theodor Seuss Geisel, known to most people as the legendary Dr. Seuss.
In Ann Toebbe’s new show in the Museum of Contemporary Art’s UBS 12 × 12: New Artists/New Work gallery, she depicts interior spaces that she recreates from memories. The works, large-scale cut paper collages, are on display through October 23. Toebbe recently talked to CBSChicago.com about her art work and artistic process…
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.
If you’ve walked past the Museum of Contemporary Art at all in the past two months, you’ve probably done a double take at the giant bone with a yellow telephone attached to it towering over you on the sidewalk. PhoneBone is just one of the sculptures by artist Mark Handforth on display outside the MCA…
American cities are large and diverse, but despite living side-by-side with different groups and cultures, we don’t often know much about our neighbors. A show at the Chicago History Museum helps change that..
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.
As he winds down his last few days in office, Mayor Richard M. Daley is reflecting on his legacy and the kind of honor he’d like after he ends his 22-year run at City Hall this coming Monday.
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