The great playwright came unprepared for two things: rewrites and the city itself. “I can’t find the tranquility in Chicago to write.”
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Tennessee Williams visited the city at a critical moment in his career
We visit the Chicago Cultural Center and the MCA to discover the steel sculptures of Chicago's internationally acclaimed sculptor Richard Hunt.
Beyond His Outer Space Paintings, Influential Artist Chesley Bonestell also Made Earthbound Art for Hollywood Movies
Before CGI visual effects dominated Hollywood movies, filmmakers often used a painting of a landscape or location to create a non-existent environment.
“Seeing Trees in a Different Light”
An illuminating spectacle brightens wintry nights at the Morton Arboretum.
A new show at The Art Institute looks at the transformation of American cities in the 1960s and '70s.
Chicago Public School students embrace William Shakespeare in an award-winning program at Chicago Shakespeare Theater.
As a longtime photographer for LIFE magazine, Steve Schapiro traveled with Martin Luther King Jr. and photographed everything from "presidents to poodles." We meet him for a talk about his latest show at the Ed Paschke Art Center.
“Boris Karloff taught me how to play checkers.”
We speak with a one-time actor who worked with Boris Karloff and Walt Disney—and served three tours of duty in Vietnam.
We revisit the story of photographer Wallace Kirkland, who started his career as a social worker at the Hull House settlement in Chicago. He took a winding path in an artistic career that led him from Jamaica to India and around the world – all the while photographing Chicago people and places.
New Art Show Sets Sail with a Boatload of Wordplay
A free exhibition explores the artful use of language by contemporary Illinois painters and sculptors.
The artist Charlotte Salomon raced against the clock to finish a pictorial autobiography as World War II closed in around her.
Join a Listening Party as the City of Chicago Pulls an All-Nighter
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.
Chicago Artist Paints Pacific Overtures
A onetime sailor and tattoo artist blends adult experiences with childhood memories to create mystical memorials to World War II.
Local Actor Makes His Mark, Steps Out of Father’s Long Shadow
Joe Farina doesn’t strongly resemble his dad -- the late actor Dennis Farina -- but he shares a similar everyman quality.