The Barnes Foundation Sylvie Patry New Gund Family Chief Curator

Thom Collins, Executive Director and President of the Barnes Foundation, today announced the appointment of Sylvie Patry as the Foundation’s new Deputy Director for Collections and Exhibitions and Gund Family Chief Curator. With more than 15 years of experience at some of France’s top arts institutions, Patry comes to the Barnes Foundation following 10 years at the Musée d’Orsay, Paris, where she served as Chief Curator of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Paintings.

Picturing the Americas Makes Its US Debut

The Terra Foundation for American Art is pleased to announce the United States debut of Picturing the Americas: Landscape Painting from Tierra del Fuego to the Arctic, which opens this Saturday, November 7, 2015 at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, in Bentonville, Arkansas.

Santa Checks In at Swissotel Chicago

Among the merry myriad of ways to visit Santa this holiday season, none tops the penthouse view from Santa’s luxury suite on the 41st floor of Swissôtel Chicago. The Big Guy’s home-away-from-Pole when he visits Chicago to check in on local toy purveyors or update his naughty-and-nice list, the Swissôtel Chicago Santa Suite will be open free-of-charge to hotel guests and the general public starting December 3, 2015.

Idle Muse Theatre Company Announces Athena Festival Lineup
Idle Muse Theatre Company will produce new festival celebrating plays written and directed by women entitled Athena Festival to be curated by ensemble member Sara Robinson.

On Monday, November 16, 2015 at 6 pm, Dr. Ruth Westheimer, a pioneer in psychosexual therapy and cultural icon, will speak at the National Museum of American Jewish History’s third annual Dreamers and Doers speaker series program.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey To Hold Open Auditions

The Greatest Show On Earth® is on the lookout for extreme talent, and has its sights set on Chicago. In town throughout the month of November with its newest spectacular, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Circus XTREME, Ringling Bros. will hold open auditions, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., Friday, November 20, 2015 at Chicago’s United Center.

Jim Jacobs named chairman American Theater Co's Legacy Campaign

American Theater Company (ATC) proudly announces Jim Jacobs, co-creator of the musical Grease, as chairman of its Legacy Campaign. The season-long fundraising effort supports the vision of ATC’s late artistic director, PJ Paparelli, to develop and produce new work and provide free education programming to Chicago Public High School students.

Joffrey Ballet Announces 2016 Winning Works Choreographic Competition

The JoffreyAcademy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet, announces the recipients of the sixth annual Winning Works Choreographic Competition: Jeffrey Cirio, Christian Denice and Mariana Oliveira. This announcement follows a national call for ALAANA (African, Latino(a), Asian, Arab and Native American) artists to submit applications, which began in July.

FPCC 2016 Budget Announcement

Forest Preserve of Cook County Board President, Toni Preckwinkle introduced the 2016 Budget Recommendation to the Forest Preserve of Cook County Board of Commissioners. The budget operationalizes specific goals outlined in the FPCC’s Next Century Conservation Plan which was formally adopted in 2015 and provides the following goals:

Casting Announced The Second Citys Twist Your Dickens at Goodman Theatre

The Second City’s irreverent and interactive seasonal satire, Twist Your Dickens, returns to Goodman Theatre for its second year with new holiday hilarity and favorite faces. Written by former The Colbert Report writers Peter Gwinn and Bobby Mort and directed by Matt Hovde, Artistic Director of The Second City Training Center and Jeff Award winner, Twist Your Dickens is the story of Scrooge, Tiny Tim and three outrageous ghosts—plus nods to other beloved yuletide specials.


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