Ireland Minister of State for the Diaspora Jimmy Deenihan (in dark blue suit) helps cut a green ribbon outside the Art Institute of Chicago, to celebrate the opening of a new exhibit, "Ireland: Crossroads of Art and Design." (Credit: Marissa Bailey/CBS)

Ireland Exhibit Opens At Art Institute

The Art Institute of Chicago cut the green ribbon this St. Patrick’s Day on a special exhibit celebrating Irish heritage. “Ireland: Crossroads of Art and Design 1690 to 1840” was conceived and made in Chicago.


Museum Of Science & Industry

Museum Of Science And Industry To Present ‘Robot Revolution’

A new exhibit at Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry will let visitors see firsthand how robots are changing the way people live and work.


A view of the Stanley Cup. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Stanley Cup To Visit Native American Art Gallery In Schaumburg

A Schaumburg art gallery is hosting the Stanley Cup as part of a special event on Saturday, but the attention it’s getting is serving another important purpose: educating visitors about Native American culture.


Museum Of Science And Industry

Museum Of Science And Industry Marks 80th Anniversary

The museum opened its new “80 at 80” exhibit, featuring 80 artifacts from the museum’s collection, including several rarely seen items.

WBBM Newsradio–06/19/2013

Shedd Aquarium visitors touch the rays swimming in the Stingray Touch exhibit outside the aquarium. (Credit: Shedd AquariumBrenna Hernandez)

Kids Get Sneak Preview Of New Stingray Exhibit At Shedd Aquarium

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.

WBBM Newsradio–05/14/2013

(credit: Pilar Clark)

Online Exhibit Celebrates 50th Anniversary Of O’Hare Dedication

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.

WBBM Newsradio–04/10/2013

A school of cownose rays swim at the Shedd Aquarium. (Credit: Shedd Aquarium)

Shedd Aquarium To Open New Hands-On Stingray Exhibit

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.

WBBM Newsradio–02/19/2013

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

Three Asian carp pulled out of the Humboldt Park lagoon have been placed in the invasive species exhibit at the Shedd Aquarium. (Credit: John Cody/WBBM Newsradio)

Shedd Aquarium Adds Asian Carp To Invasive Species Display

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.

WBBM Newsradio–12/20/2012

A picture taken on September 12, 2010 shows prehistoric paintings in the Lascaux Cave, near the village of Montignac, southwestern France as part of the 70th anniversary of its rediscovery. The Lascaux cave has been closed to the public since 1963 to prevent deterioration of the art caused by humidity and warmth from visitors. An exhibit of replicas of the cave paintings is coming to the Field Museum of Natural History in March 2013. (Photo credit: PHILIPPE WOJAZER/AFP/Getty Images)

Exhibit Of Prehistoric Cave Painting Replicas Coming To Field Museum

Prehistoric cave paintings so fragile they’re sealed from human view are coming to the Field Museum of Natural History in replica next March.

WBBM Newsradio–09/18/2012

(Credit: Lisa Fielding, WBBM)

Cheap Trick Guitarist Debuts Rockford Museum Exhibit

Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen loves stuff. He loves it so much, he’s kept virtually everything he’s ever owned.

WBBM Newsradio–09/03/2012

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Exhibit Profiles The Life Of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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.

WBBM Newsradio–08/07/2012


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…



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.



‘Charles James: Genius Deconstructed’ At Chicago History Museum

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…



Jellies At Shedd Aquarium

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…



Ground Zero 360° At Field Museum

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.


Dr. Seuss Exhibit

MSI Exhibit Showcases The Mind Of Dr. Seuss

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.

CBS Chicago–10/13/2011


Ann Toebbe At Museum Of Contemporary Art

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…



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.