Mark Handforth, Lamppost Snake (credit: Amy Cavanaugh)

MCA Chicago Plaza Project: Mark Handforth

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…


(credit: Chicago History Museum)

Out In Chicago

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..


(credit: Art Institute of Chicago, Frederick W. Renshaw Acquisition Fund, 2009.521 © 2011 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / c/o Pictoright Amsterdam)

Avant-Garde Art In Everyday Life

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.


Mayor Daley shows a scrapbook from his recent trip to China. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/Newsradio 780)

Daley Hopes For Exhibit In Library

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.

CBS Chicago–05/12/2011

Workers use a crane to move a sperm whale skull, under protective wrapping, into the Field Museum of Natural History on April. 5, 2011, for a new exhibit, "Giants of the Deep." (Credit: CBS)

Whale Skull, Skeleton Part Of New Field Museum Exhibit

A one-ton whale skull made it inside the Field Museum with one inch to spare on Tuesday after very slow, painstaking work by a 10-man rigging crew setting up the new “Giants of the Deep” exhibit.

CBS Chicago–04/05/2011

Horses Running

Field Museum Honors Horses In Exhibit

Equestrians and horse lovers will flock to the Field Museum starting today, as a new exhibit opens depicting horses as the most important animal to ever interact with humans.

CBS Chicago–02/16/2011

Field Museum

New Field Museum Exhibit Is All About Gold

The Field Museum is giving visitors what might be described literally as a golden opportunity. PHOTO GALLERY

CBS Chicago–10/21/2010