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Best Ways To Celebrate National Teacher Day In Chicago

There are many activities and celebrations happening in Chicago on May 5, 2015. Here you will find some of the best ways to celebrate National Teacher Day in Chicago.


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Five Must-See Museums In Chicago

Chicago offers some remarkable smaller museums just a few miles from the center of the city.


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Redesign Planned At Museum Of Contemporary Art

The museum announced Friday that it has hired an architectural firm to “re-imagine” the museum’s layout and design a new restaurant and education facilities to open in May 2016. Museum officials also say a Dutch design studio has been hired to develop a new logo, website design, publications and signs.


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Tickets For David Bowie Exhibit At MCA Go On Sale Thursday

Tickets go on sale on Thursday for the highly anticipated David Bowie exhibit coming to the Museum of Contemporary Art.


Governor Quinn at the wedding of Jim Darby and Patrick Bova at the Museum of Contemporary Art. (Credit: Steve Miller.

Gov. Quinn Attends Wedding Of Same-Sex Couple Together For 50 Years

With gay marriage now the law across the state of Illinois, Governor Quinn has appeared at the Chicago wedding of two men who have been a couple for five decades.


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Best Date Ideas For Art Lovers In Chicago

Art plus food, cocktails, chocolates or music equals a fun or romantic date when couples look beyond the obvious.


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Best Photography Galleries In Chicago

When looking for quality photographic galleries with artwork that allows imaginations to roam, these great Chicago locales come highly recommended.


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.

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Competing Plans To Be Unveiled For Sweeping Navy Pier Overhaul

Plans for a major redesign at Navy Pier are moving forward, and over the next couple of days, teams of architects will present their plans.

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Spotlight On dance(e)volve: New Works Festival

Dancers usually perform works by outside choreographers, but at Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, company members create dances for each other. The dancers of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Hubbard Street 2 (a training company for six dancers between the ages of 18 and 25) stepped up to the challenge, and the results are on view during the danc(e)volve: New Works Festival, held January 19 to 22 and January 26 to 29 at the Museum of Contemporary Art.



Local Artist Spotlight: Scott Reeder

The Museum of Contemporary Art recently overhauled its 10-year-old 12 x 12: New Artists/New Work program, transforming the idea into Chicago Works, which will feature art by notable local artists. Kicking off the promising new series is Scott Reeder, a professor of painting and drawing at the School of the Art Institute…


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Quick Guide To Free Museum Days

Visiting Chicago’s museums is an enriching experience, but it can be prohibitively expensive. Most area museums schedule free days each year, and Illinois residents can take advantage of extra discounts. Read on for a round up of free days for the rest of 2011 – now you’ll know where to go the next time you have an unexpected day off.



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 about her art work and artistic process…


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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…


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Anne Elizabeth Moore: Garment Work

UBS 12 × 12: New Artists/New Work: Anne Elizabeth Moore Through August 28 Museum of Contemporary Art 220 East Chicago Avenue Chicago, IL (312) 280-2660 Hours: 10 am-5 pm Garment Work is Anne Elizabeth […]


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Mark Bradford At Museum Of Contemporary Art

We use maps to help us get places, explore geography or find the nearest place to eat. For artist Mark Bradford, maps are so much more than that – they’re the basis for his striking artwork and the way in which he tells wholly compelling stories.



Museum Of Contemporary Art Go-To Guide

Located just off the Magnificent Mile, the Museum of Contemporary Art, MCA, is home to some of the most beautiful exhibitions of our time, from paintings and sculptures, to photography, film and performances.