July 18, 2013 |
Kids like to touch stuff with their grubby little fingers. You can't touch stuff at museums. That's a problem--it's why children's museums are mostly just science-y sandboxes and toy chests. Unless they can "lean on that [Basquiat], Blue, you own it," like Blue Ivy can on Jay-Z's new album, kids have a hard time understanding the appeal of most things, let alone the appeal of something like contemporary art. Chicago's Museum of Contemporary Art recently set out to "create a new type of experience for our audiences this summer," wrote Heidi Reitmaier, Beatrice C. Mayer...
November 20, 2011 |
As December rolls into Chicago, a range of must-see shows accompany the plummeting temperatures, including an arena turn from one fast-rising indie icon (Bon Iver) and a rare appearance from a true rock legend (Jerry Lee Lewis). And while entertainment options dry up around Christmas, New Year's Eve looks to be packed with difficult decision for fans of dance music (Rusko vs. The Hood Internet), rock (Disappears vs. Cage the Elephant) and soul (JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound vs. Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears vs. Otis Clay)