Images of Americans in these prints tell us a great deal about the local culture as it met the West. They tell us, specifically, about what many Japanese feared, and desired, from the encounter of cultures.
The police found Kapoor’s “Cloud Gate” sculpture at the city’s Millennium Park covered in graffiti.
The collection of never-before-showcased objects materialize the underpinnings of urban livelihoods: commerce, culture, ancestry, trauma, which, particularly for Black Americans, are inextricably entwined.
The honorary landmark in Glencoe, Illinois sold for $555,000. Its new owners asked for a demolition permit two weeks after the purchase.
Centered on Brazil’s northeastern region, Jonathas de Andrade’s One to One dramatizes exchanges between the colonizer and colonized, between the haves and have-nots.
A fan of chance and the lucky find, Robert Heinecken took every possible advantage of living in a media-saturated environment.
The celebration casts new light on art and technology practices at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, illuminating the contributions made by faculty and alumni throughout 50 years of uninterrupted experimentation.
The medieval epoch shouldn’t only be envisioned through a European lens.
One of the longest paintings ever created is an 1848 depiction of a “whaling voyage ’round the world” that stretches 1,275 feet — roughly the length of 14 blue whales, according to its holder, the New Bedford Whaling Museum.
The United States is really proud of Frank Lloyd Wright — in February, it nominated 10 of the architect’s buildings for inclusion on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.
There are plenty of artifacts of Abraham Lincoln, from his fine pocket watch acquired while he was a successful Illinois lawyer to the presidential top hat he’s believed to have worn for that infamous 1865 evening at Ford’s Theater.
CHICAGO — On June 30, 2012, Governor Pat Quinn signed into law a state budget that includes a 9.4% cut to funding for the Illinois Arts Council. This was less than feared, but it will undoubtedly have negative implications for cultural organizations, underserved communities, and individuals and organizations applying for humanities grants. The one ray of light is the increase in funding to arts education, though the 63% increase only translates to an extra $250,000.