The story behind the ‘controversial’ Picasso sculpture that became a symbol of Chicago

When it was first unveiled 50 years ago in the city centre, the monumental "homely" figure was not beloved by all

Richard Gray Gallery opens new warehouse space in West Town, Chicago

A show of new work by Jim Dine inaugurates the building, while a concurrent display of his painting and drawing from the 1960s opens in the New York outpost

Janelle Monáe celebrates the MCA Chicago

Monáe is due to perform at the museum’s MCA ArtEdge: 50 gala

Inside the house that Theaster Gates built

Rising art star and activist Theaster Gates is transforming his Chicago neighbourhood, one building at a time


Possible US sanctions on Iran could create back door for commandeering of museum antiquities as damages

Persepolis tablets on loan to Chicago's Oriental Institute since the 1930s compromised in lawsuit brought by victims of Jerusalem suicide bombing

Calder in Chicago’s Willis tower in legal battle

Former owners of the building stake their claim over the 1974 piece Universe

May 2009archive

Chicago's industrialist benefactors built the city’s art collections—but can today’s patrons maintain them?

So far the next generation have yet to replicate their parents’ efforts on the same scale

Field Museum to return Maori remains to New Zealand

Te Papa Tongarewa, the national museum in Wellington, will hold them until they can be identified

May 2006archive

As US museums face mounting legal issues, an annual conference explores what to do with whistleblowers and dodgy donors

Recent corporate scandals have raised concerns that American charities should be examining their ethics policies


Chicago unveils its new art park

The $475 million Millennium Park includes a bandshell by Frank Gehry and a massive sculpture by Anish Kapoor


Sotheby’s ends auctions in Chicago

Twentieth-century decorative arts market may shift to local firms and Phillips

Art fairsarchive

Few standout sales as the young and up-and-coming benefit from more recreational buyers: Art Chicago 2001

Limited international collectors, but American museums, local collectors, tourists and children out in force


Collector interview: Lew Manilow on art and Chicago

It is fifty years since this collector and essentially American philanthropist was turned on to art while at Harvard. He has been an integral part of the art establishment in Chicago for decades

Chicago galleries co-operate to keep collectors local

Commercial galleries with common goals banding together


A century of tradition: looking at the art lovers of Chicago

Money from finance, industry and the law fund some of the city’s leading buyers and contemporary art is high on their agenda


Chicago’s answer to MoMA: Museum of Contemporary Art opens next month

Chicagoans have raised $55 million for this major new museum

Too many fairs spoil the market in Chicago

But Blackman's New Pier Show promises well