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'Thomas Struth: Photographs' at the Metropolitan Museum – New York Times

New York Times'Thomas Struth: Photographs' at the Metropolitan MuseumNew York TimesHis current show at the Met, “Thomas Struth: Photographs,” is a much smaller affair, with just 25 images from the late 1970s to 2013, all but two of them from the museum's collection. But if it is a modest display, it is one with a compelling humanist …and more »

Sun-Times editorial, Tribune op-ed: Save Prentice (chicagotribune)

The pressure is building on Mayor Rahm Emanuel to save Bertrand Goldberg's old Prentice Women's Hospital.
Yesterday, Frank Gehry and other prominent architects urged Emanuel to preserve the building. Today, it's the editorial page of the Chicago Sun- Times. In a well-written, well-argued piece, the newspaper states:
"The history of Chicago architecture is one of considerable regret, a history of lost treasures that could have been saved. Louis Sullivan’s Stock Exchange building and Garrick Theater, for example, fell to the short-sighted economic needs of the moment, and how we now wish we had them back. A city known worldwide for its architectural heritage cannot allow that to happen again."
Meanwhile, on the op-ed page of the Tribune, Bonnie McDonald, the new president of Landmarks Illinois, and Zurich Esposito, the executive vice president of the Chicago chapter of the American Institute of Architects, add their voices to the growing "save Prentice" chorus. Their piece appears in full on the jump:
Chicago ranks as a world-class city for many reasons, not least because of its buildings. From Louis Sullivan's era to the present day, architects have found in Chicago a canvas that welcomed wizardry and innovation. But a city …

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Vonnegut Redux pt. 3 of 3 – Indianapolis Museum of Art


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