Category: News

Chicago’s storefront theaters find lifeline through Donnelley Foundation Theater grants

Chicago Sun Times: The 65-year-old Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation isn’t really interested in engraved plaques or namesake greenrooms. Yet since 1952, the Foundation has — sometimes literally — been keeping the lights on in Chicago theaters. And, as it turns out, paying for the occasional manny. Click here to read the full article.

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The Floating Museum’s latest art initiative

Chicago Tribune cover story: The 25x35x34-foot inflatable sculpture titled “Founders” features four busts — interpretations of Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable, his wife, Potawatomi tribe member Kitihawa, Harold Washington, and the face of a young child. The object is part of the Floating Museum’s latest public art initiative, Cultural Transit Assembly, which began on July 24. […]

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To Celebrate His MCA Chicago Exhibition, Virgil Abloh Hosted a Dinner in the Museum’s Parking Garage

“From this day forward, museums are a different place,” said Virgil Abloh on Saturday night. The Off-White founder and artistic director for menswear at Louis Vuitton was standing in the second-floor atrium of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, which was days away from opening an exhibition that’s been three years in the making: Virgil Abloh: Figures of […]

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Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Volta’ a breathtaking, thrills-a-minute, heartwarming tale

Chicago Sun-Times full-page review: Cirque du Soleil’s “Volta” manages to evoke worlds both past and present, pre-internet and beyond, all while nudging us to ponder a planet where we’re perpetually linked in with untold networks of “friends” who are strangers. If that sounds scolding, pretentious and vaguely get-off-my-lawn-ish, know that “Volta” is joyful and silly […]

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