As far as American cafés go, the Bourgeois Pig is in a class all its own. It sprang from humble beginnings in 1993 when a 28-year-old traveler named F. Mason Green, who after years of backpacking through Europe and visiting many of the continent’s most fabled coffeehouses, plopped down just enough money to secure his own café upon his return. And it’s been a Chicago institution ever since. But despite this popular haunt’s ubiquity to the Windy City, the Bourgeois Pig was no impulse buy.
Over the years, the advancements made in crime scene studies have helped capture countless criminals and brought justice to an even greater number of victims and their families. Frances Glessner Lee, a curator of dollhouse-sized crime scene dioramas, is perhaps one of the least likely candidates to serve this role. At first glance, that is.
The history of art features countless examples of painters, sculptors, and technicians, chronicling the minutiae of devastating periods in time, oftentimes using ebullient and joyful colors and materials to distract and entertain audiences. One guerrilla mosaic artist continues this tradition, and he brings his signature artistic style to the bumpy streets of Chicago.
From its miles of sandy beaches to its almost-perfect weather, San Diego is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the warm California sun. And while the landscape is undeniably beautiful, that’s not all this West Coast paradise has to offer. It’s brimming with art, history, and great food around every corner. Here are ten must-see San Diego landmarks that showcase the beauty and personality of “America’s Finest City.”
All across the “Windy City,” history is coming to life for culture lovers, tourists, and Chicago residents of all ages. The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation in partnership with the City of Chicago and Chicago Park District have created “Statue Stories Chicago” – turning some of the city’s most notable art displays into interactive experiences.
Planning a trip to the “Windy City” soon? Don’t miss out on these ten iconic venues and attractions while visiting Chicago. From comedy and dining to architecture and history, this list has something for every type of traveler.
Chicago is not the first city to turn historic buildings into trendy apartments, but its dwellings may be among some of the most unique. The Cedar Street Companies’ FLATS® development line has been steadily transforming notable Chicago properties into modern apartment complexes while retaining the character of the historic buildings.
Touted as the world’s largest and longest-running digital projection system, “Art on theMART” invites Chicagoans and visitors alike to witness the city’s famous Merchandise Mart building turning into a 2.5 acre public art canvas.
Hugging the corner of Goethe and Dearborn streets in Chicago’s mainly residential Gold Coast Historic District, “3 Arts Club Café” is a stunningly beautiful oasis inside an over a century old establishment.
“Flesh,” hyper-charged with outrage and glutted with admiration, is a mind-altering exhibition that will be showcased at The Art Institute of Chicago from May 4th through August 5th, 2018.