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I'd describe today's weather as February-esque. But the fact of the matter is that it's almost MAY. So no matter how bad it is, spring and summer are definitely around the corner. It's always happened like this. I checked some old...
The Art Institute is proud to announce the recent acquisition of Thomas Hart Benton’s Cotton Pickers. Best known for his sinuous lines and frank treatment of rural subjects, the Missouri-born Benton is considered a critical figure in the...
Recent blustery conditions in our fair city—remember, Chicago’s moniker is the “Windy City”—has caused me to reflect on the weathervanes in the American Folk Art gallery. Weathervanes have been part of the American landscape for many...
The Dust Bowl, the latest undertaking of documentarian Ken Burns, premiered on Sunday night on PBS. Packed full of interviews with people who lived through it, film and photography from the period, and historical perspectives from...
Confession: I've recently become obsessed with Lonesome Dove. No, not the mini-series starring Robert Duvall and Tommy Lee Jones (although that's pretty great too), but the Pulitzer Prize-winning book on which it was based. For the...