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Laura Eason

The hit Netflix show "House of Cards" has a devoted following, but did you know that one of the people responsible for it is an Evanston native and Northwestern alum? Laura Eason, executive story editor of "House of Cards," takes us behind the scenes of the popular drama.

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Andy Warhol. Mona Lisa Four Times, 1978. (The Art Institute of Chicago, Gift of Edlis/Neeson Collection. © 2015)

A revealing look at the massive new collection of contemporary art at the Art Institute, where the Modern Wing galleries have been transformed.

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Jasper Johns. Target, 1961.

James Rondeau, the Art Institute's head curator of contemporary art, highlights pieces donated to the museum by Chicago art collectors Stefan Edlis and Gael Neeson –  an estimated $400 million gift of iconic contemporary artwork. 

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This weekend, the Art Institute of Chicago unveils a massive gift of 44 iconic contemporary works in its Modern Wing. Here’s how the museum landed those pieces. 

Exclusive footage from the WTTW11 vault

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Neko Case

In 2001, a WTTW11 crew visited Schubas Tavern to interview rising singer-songwriter Neko Case – and to record a performance with her band, Neko Case & Her Boyfriends. In anticipation of Case's upcoming appearance at the MCA, watch exclusive, never-before-seen footage from that shoot.

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A world premiere at Lyric Opera of Chicago is based on a true story with terrifying echos of today's troubled world. A behind-the-scenes look at the making of "Bel Canto."

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More images are now available on the museum’s website, but exactly what good are they to the public? 

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Lana Crooks (Light Grey Art Lab)

For most people, an animal’s head would be a strange, if not eccentric, gift. But for Chicago-based artist Lana Crooks, the wild pig skull her mother recently gave her is a treasured muse for a future work of art.

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Work from Koons, along with a slew of other contemporary artists, will be on display at the Museum of Contemporary Art's show “Surrealism: The Conjured Life."

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(Courtesy La Orquesta de Reciclados de Cateura)

Triumphing over trash, the Orquesta de Instrumentos Reciclados de Cateura emerged from a landfill slum in Paraguay to perform in concert halls around the world.

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Starting in December, anyone who shows a food stamps card will pay just $3 to access the museum.

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Frank Gehry stands in front of his newly completed house in Santa Monica, 1978. (Gehry Partners LLC)

A look at the life of celebrated and controversial architect Frank Gehry, the man behind Chicago's Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park.

'The Ventriloquists Convention' at the Museum of Contemporary Art

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The theatrical piece from European visual artist Gisèle Vienne explores ventriloquist dummies and all the rampant emotions we project onto them.

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Joshua Bell

Joshua Bell has been a violin virtuoso since he was teenager in Bloomington, Indiana back in the 1980s. He talks with "Chicago Tonight" about his early years, the greatness of the Stradivarius and his favorite collaborators in this encore presentation. He'll also treat us to a live performance with pianist Sam Haywood.

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An original and a reproduction – one of only two in the world – will be on display as part of the Field Museum's "Greeks" exhibit opening Nov. 25.

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John Van Alstine, 'Sisyphean Holiday XXVII,' 2013. (Courtesy of SOFA Chicago)

This weekend marks an important annual date on the city’s arts calendar. That's because the art fair SOFA Chicago docks at Navy Pier the first weekend of November. "Chicago Tonight" visited yesterday for the installation of the show and found both local and international connections. Jay Shefsky brings us the story.