The artists Jeanne-Claude and Christo are best known for The Gates, the billowing, bright orange arches they installed by the thousands in New York’s Central Park in 2005. But in 1969 they were still struggling to make their mark. Their artistic quest led them to Chicago, where they clashed with officials, stunned the public and made art history.
Local museums often stack their summer schedules offering something special for tourists and locals alike. Eight Forty-Eight’s Alison Cuddy recently checked out one of these current exhibitions, Motor Cocktail at the Museum of Contempoary Art.
Updated at: 2:45pm on 6/30/11 - Now with Jonathan Abarbanel!Kelly KleimanStart the weekend right by listening to the Dueling Critics as Jonathan and I debate David Henry Hwang's Chinglish, the latest missile being guided from the Goodman to Broadway.
Opera lovers and haters alike should love El Gallo: Opera for Actors. This behind-the-scenes play by Teatro de Ciertos Habitantes, based in Mexico City and appearing for the second time in a brief run at the MCA, is so far from stuffy it’s ridiculous.