Cambodian-Americans in Chicago are determined to keep their art and culture alive in this new country. What makes their dedication so fierce is that a genocide nearly succeeded in wiping out all of the artists.Several men sit on a mat in a computer lab at the Cambodian Association of Illinois.
This October the Museum of Contemporary Art celebrates the 10th anniversary of its 12x12 series. The monthly show features up-and-coming Chicago artists, most of whom have never before exhibited in a museum.
Finding a job is hard. Finding a job when you’re disabled can be even harder. Beth Finke knows this first hand. She lost her job when she lost her sight in the 1980s, and relied on her husband to read the classifieds to her aloud every Sunday night.
For most people, a truck is a mode of transport. For Pakistanis, it's a canvas. In Karachi, Jessica Partnow from the World Vision Report has the story. This story originally aired on the World Vision Report. We got it from the Public Radio Exchange.
Updated: 1:57pm: The founder of Chicago’s DuSable Museum of African-American History has died at the age of 93. Margaret Burroughs believed in public accessibility of art. Up until a month ago Burroughs went bowling every Friday night.
The Art Institute of Chicago's famous lions will get their usual holidays wreaths, but with a contemporary twist.Every year, the day after Thanksgiving, the bronze lions outside the museum traditionally get wreaths made of evergreens and ribbon.