WBEZ | Art Institute http://www.wbez.org/tags/art-institute Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Remembering D-Day http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-06-06/remembering-d-day-110299 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//main-images/AP353606279441.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Seventy years ago today, allied troops were coming ashore at Normandy. This marked the beginning of what we now call D-Day. We remember with historian John Schmidt.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-remembering-d-day/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-remembering-d-day.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-remembering-d-day" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Remembering D-Day" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 11:01:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-06-06/remembering-d-day-110299 James Cuno to leave Chicago's Art Institute for L.A.'s Getty Trust http://www.wbez.org/story/james-cuno-leave-chicagos-art-institute-las-getty-trust-86260 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//story/photo/2011-May/2011-05-09/Getty Museum_Getty_David McNew.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>The Los Angeles-based J.Paul Getty Trust has hired away the Art Institute of Chicago's James Cuno to be its new President and CEO.&nbsp; The Trust made its announcement on Monday.</p><p>Cuno, 60, will oversee four major programs of the trust, including its acclaimed Richard Meier-designed hilltop art museum known as the Getty Center.</p><p>Since 2004, Cuno has served as President and Eloise W. Martin Director of the Art Institute of Chicago, the renowned encyclopedic museum of art and home to one of the finest collections of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works in the world.</p><p>While at the Art Institute, Cuno presided over the effort to build and open the museum's new Modern Wing, which opened to the public in 2009 and was designed by famed architect Renzo Piano.&nbsp; The announcement of Cuno's hiring by the Getty Trust comes nearly two years to the day after the Modern Wing officially opened its doors.</p><p>In addition, Cuno expanded the museum's exhibition space, hired new chairs of the Asian art department and the department of architecture and design, and added a curator of Indian and Southeast Asian art.&nbsp;</p><p>"He brought with him a real sense of energy and urgency to the programming of the museum," said Erin Hogan, director of public affairs and communications for the Art Institute.</p><p>This fall, the University of Chicago Press will publish his new book <em>Museums Matter: In Praise of the Encyclopedic Museum.</em></p><p>Prior to the Art Institute, Cuno was the director and professor of the Courtauld Institute of Art at the University of London, and led the art museums at Harvard University and Dartmouth College.&nbsp; He was an assistant professor of art at Vassar College during the mid-eighties and later directed the Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts at UCLA.</p><p>“Jim’s background as a scholar and arts leader, and as a proven executive at major arts institutions in the United States and Great Britain, made him an ideal candidate to lead the J. Paul Getty Trust,” said Mark S. Siegel, chairman of the Getty's Board of Trustees.</p><p>Cuno's path follows that of his predecessor at the Art Institute, the late long-time director James Wood.&nbsp; Wood retired from the Art Institute, only to be lured out of retirement to lead the Getty Trust.&nbsp;</p><p>Hogan says when Wood passed away suddenly last July, it was hardly a surprise that the Getty would come calling for Cuno.</p><p>"Everybody is really thrilled for Jim," said Hogan. "At the same time, we'll really miss Jim."</p><p>Cuno will take over leadership of the Getty on August 1st.</p></p> Mon, 09 May 2011 16:09:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/story/james-cuno-leave-chicagos-art-institute-las-getty-trust-86260 The Weekly Guide: What gets Julia Sweeney out of the house http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-02-11/weekly-guide-what-gets-julia-sweeney-out-house-82157 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//Julia Sweeney Getty_0.JPG" alt="" /><p><p>For many years, this week's guest for <a target="_blank" href="http://www.wbez.org/series/weeklyguide"><em>The Weekly Guide</em></a> was probably part of your weekend routine. Julia Sweeney was a regular on <em>Saturday Night Live</em> in the '90s. After leaving the show, she hit the theater circuit with performances like her one woman show &ndash; <a target="_blank" href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119207/"><em>God Said Ha!</em></a></p><p>At the moment she&rsquo;s less about the stage and more all over the page. Sweeney is working on a book and a screenplay from her home in Wilmette. So what does a self-proclaimed homebody do on the weekends? Host Alison Cuddy found out when she spoke to the multi-faceted Sweeney during the latest installment of <em>The Weekly Guide.</em></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong><br />Julia's Picks</strong>:<br /><a target="_blank" href="http://www.goodmantheatre.org/season/Production.aspx?prod=111"><em>The Trinity River Plays</em></a> at the Goodman Theatre<br /><br /><a target="_blank" href="http://www.wastelandmovie.com/"><em>Waste Land</em> </a>at <a target="_blank" href="http://www.musicboxtheatre.com/features/waste-land ">Music Box Theatre</a></p><p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.adlerplanetarium.org/">Adler Planetarium</a></p><p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.thespicehouse.com/?gclid=CJ_qm46ggKcCFUdrKgod5ibgfQ">Spice House in Evanston</a></p><p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.artic.edu/aic/">Art Institute of Chicago</a><br /><br /><em>DJ M. Sylvia Music Button: Supernova, &quot;Beat Me Back&quot;</em></p></p> Fri, 11 Feb 2011 14:11:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-02-11/weekly-guide-what-gets-julia-sweeney-out-house-82157 Cartoonist Lynda Barry discusses the process of drawing http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/cartoonist-lynda-barry-discusses-process-drawing <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//lynda_barry_self-794489 resize_0.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Cartoonist Lynda Barry has Midwestern roots that run deep: She was born in Wisconsin and she moved to Chicago after her comic strip, &quot;Ernie Pook&rsquo;s Comeek,&quot; was picked up by the &quot;Chicago Reader.&quot; In her drawings, Barry explores the highs and lows of childhood and young adult life. Her characters Marlys, Arna and Maybonne have won her great acclaim and a devoted following. She is is an award-winning cartoonist, painter, writer, playwright and teacher. She is the author of books and plays, like <a target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/Good-Times-Are-Killing-Me/dp/157061105X">&quot;The Good Times are Killing Me.&quot;</a>&nbsp; Her latest is called &quot;<a target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/Picture-This-Near-sighted-Monkey-Book/dp/1897299648/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpi_1">Picture This</a>.&quot;</p><p>Her new books focus on the process of drawing &ndash; which is why she&rsquo;s returned to Chicago. Monday night, she speaks at 6 p.m. at the School of Art Institute&rsquo;s ongoing <a target="_blank" href="http://www.saic.edu/art_design/vap/">Visiting Artists Program.</a> She told Alison Cuddy about this process and her career as a cartoonist.</p><p><em>Music Button: Six Parts Seven, &quot;The One Thing That Won't Matter&quot;, from the CD Silence Magnifies Sound, (Troubleman Unlimited)</em></p></p> Mon, 15 Nov 2010 14:10:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/cartoonist-lynda-barry-discusses-process-drawing