From jazz clubs to barbecues to poker games, a Chicago artist painted the town. The son of a Pullman porter, his colorful canvases and provocative portraits are rooted in an eloquent pursuit of identity.
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Remembering Chicago’s Lion of the ArtsFeb 3, 2015 | | Post a Comment > >
Champion of Art and Culture Shared His Enthusiasm and His Smarts
An Artist Confronts His DemonsDec 22, 2014 | | Post a Comment > >
The Art Institute’s current show is a kind of nightmare before Christmas.
Beyond His Outer Space Paintings, Influential Artist Chesley Bonestell also Made Earthbound Art for Hollywood MoviesDec 3, 2014 | | Post a Comment > >
Before CGI visual effects dominated Hollywood movies, filmmakers often used a painting of a landscape or location to create a non-existent environment.
New Exhibit Reminds Us Every Day is Veterans DayNov 17, 2014 | | Post a Comment > >
Dignified Portraits of Men and Women Who Served and the Thoughts They Carried.
Vivid Graphics from a Century AgoOct 31, 2014 | | Post a Comment > >
New exhibition shines light on the artful illustrations that flowered in France during a dangerous era.
Globe-Trotting Artist Creates Otherworldly CreaturesSep 30, 2014 | | Post a Comment > >
From Kenya to Brooklyn – and now Evanston – a red-hot young artist makes mythic collages from the material world.
Join a Listening Party as the City of Chicago Pulls an All-NighterSep 11, 2014 | | Post a Comment > >
Chicago’s majestic Cultural Center has no small plans for the weekend. The Cultural Center will stay open overnight this Friday, Sept. 12, as part of the 2014 World Music Festival.
This “Macbeth” Will Take Your Breath AwayJan 29, 2015 | | Post a Comment > >
Chicago Shakespeare stages an abridged version of Shakespeare’s shortest tragedy and gets right to the point of one of his darkest plays.
Tennessee Williams visited the city at a critical moment in his careerDec 18, 2014 | | Post a Comment > >
The great playwright came unprepared for two things: rewrites and the city itself. “I can’t find the tranquility in Chicago to write.”
“Seeing Trees in a Different Light”Nov 25, 2014 | | Post a Comment > >
An illuminating spectacle brightens wintry nights at the Morton Arboretum.
Spoiler Alert – "Chicago Tonight" Got a Hot Tip about a Group that is Shaking Up ShakespeareNov 12, 2014 | | Post a Comment > >
The news about young people in Chicago trends toward the negative, so we’re pleased to share a success story that is positively delightful.
"Boris Karloff taught me how to play checkers."Oct 29, 2014 | | Post a Comment > >
Rare local visit by one-time actor who worked with Boris Karloff and Walt Disney and served three tours of duty in Vietnam and…
New Art Show Sets Sail with a Boatload of WordplaySep 23, 2014 | | Post a Comment > >
A free exhibition explores the artful use of language by contemporary Illinois painters and sculptors.
'Pulse of the Night' Beats in New Photo ExhibitionSep 4, 2014 | | Post a Comment > >
Intimate black-and-white photographs document the South Side nightlife of the 1970s in a just-opened show at the Museum of Contemporary Photography.