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A New Exhibit Spotlights a Rarely Seen Keith Haring Mural | Chicago magazine | March 2018

The Chicago Cultural Center displays one of our city’s most impressive public artworks in March.

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'Playboy' by design: Exhibit looks at magazine's promotion of architecture

Hugh Hefner had a passion for architecture, and when he founded Playboy in Chicago in 1953, he used the magazine as venue for stories about some of the city's modern architects. The first issue of Playboy contained an article on Frank Lloyd Wright ; the s

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Letter of Recommendation: The Thorne Miniature Rooms in Chicago

Model rooms at the Art Institute of Chicago can make an adult feel like a child again.

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Art Institute of Chicago gets its largest gift ever, including 9 Warhols

A major private contemporary art collection with a value estimated at $400 million is being donated to the Art Institute of Chicago by local philanthropists Stefan Edlis and Gael Neeson, in what the museum is calling the largest gift of art in its history

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U. of C. Student Wins Amtrak Writing Residency, Will Spend Year on Train

Korey Garibaldi, one of 24 winners out of 16,000 applicants, will work on his book, "Different Trains."

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Expo Chicago: Exhibits To See Away From Navy Pier

While Expo envelopes and rollicks Navy Pier, there are many other concurrent exhibitions to head over to this art-seeped weekend in Chicago

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Art Institute tops TripAdvisor museum rankings

The couple in "American Gothic" may be blushing. The Art Institute of Chicago , home to Grant Wood's iconic American painting and several other works of art, is the No. 1 museum in the U.S. and in the world, according to Travelers Choice awards

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The Story Behind Five Amazing Murals on Chicago’s Streets

Here's who's making the new public art you've seen from Pilsen to the West Loop.

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Cleaning the Thorne Miniature Rooms at the Art Institute of Chicago Is No Small Task

Keeper Lindsay Mican Morgan cleans the 68 tiny rooms, on average, once every four months.