January 31, 2013 |
Loyola University students, faculty and staff members can now visit the Art Institute of Chicago for free under a new partnership between the university and the museum. To celebrate the partnership's official launch, the Art Institute is hosting Loyola University Night at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, featuring a tour of the museum's European painting galleries and an introduction to the institute's 20th Century art collection. Justin Daffron, associate provost for academic services at Loyola, said he is excited the partnership will give students and faculty more of an...
January 15, 2013 |
The general admission fees for the Art Institute and Museum of Science and Industry could go up in part because the city is now charging for water and sewer service. Those expenses used to be waived. The Chicago Park District's board of commissioners will consider the fee increases at Wednesday's meeting. The proposed increase of $2 to get into the Art Institute would take effect Feb. 1. Currently, Chicago adults pay $16 to enter. It would cost $18 if the proposal is approved.
February 20, 2013 |
EAT Fry a Little Tenderness West Town Tavern 1329 W. Chicago Ave. 312-666-6175 Who says that fish is only for Fridays? Chef Susan Goss kicks off her Thursday night Non-Denominational Fish Fry ($15.95), which includes Great Lakes perch, apple-fennel slaw and shrimp-studded hush puppies. Pair it with a 2011 Paul Cluver gewurztraminer for $9.75 per glass. 5-10 p.m. DRINK Barrel-Aged Bonanza Jerry's 1938 W. Division St. 773-235-1006 Beer goes medieval at Oak and Iron II: A Bounty of Barrel-Aged Beer, which...
January 3, 2014 |
For science! In January, the Museum of Science and Industry is offering Illinois residents free general admission to the museum every weekday. The 2014 schedule of free admission days is now availible on the museum's website, and the first month of the year has the most days patrons can get in for free. September also offers free weekday admission. Tickets to special exhibits, like the Coal Mine and U-505 submarine tour, still cost between $7 and $9. Regular adult admission to the museum is $18. In addition, other museums are...
June 12, 2013 |
The CTA has selected seven artists to create artwork for seven Red Line stations that underwent renovations last year. The CTA board on Wednesday approved the project funding, which won't exceed $381,900. More than 200 artists submitted their ideas for the North Side stations, CTA spokeswoman Tammy Chase said. "This was a pretty intensive process to select these folks," Chase said. "It's a diverse mix of artists who will soon reveal their plans. " Lynn Basa of Logan Square said she will create a colorful mosaic that will "evoke flowers" at...
December 10, 2013 |
The price to enter the Field Museum may go up for visitors who don't live in the city. The Chicago Park District board of commissioners on Wednesday will consider authorizing an increase to the general admission fee and special passes for the Field Museum, which sits on park district property. However, there will be no increase for Chicago residents who receive a discount with proof of residency. If approved, the increase would go into effect Jan. 1. Earlier this year, the park district raised admission fees for the Art Institute...