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Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013

Kohler Arts Center takes us inside the artist’s life

 In most instances, a viewer’s access to an artist’s mind and personal lifestyle is limited to his/her work itself or some critic’s efforts to filter the artist’s work through words and concepts. The occasional gossip that trails the artists who rise to the top, or whose work is controversial, may offer additional insight
Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Architect Renzo Piano values something old, something new

Situated directly across the street from Millennium Park, the Art Institute of Chicago's recently completed Modern Wing is as shiny and new as a freshly minted coin. Yet for all its glacial sparkle and liquid lightness, the building's most resounding quality is its firm footing in the past. The new $294 million extension, designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano, adds an additional 264,000 square feet to the existing museum...