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This slideshow requires JavaScript. The Ivan Albright exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago is suffocatingly beautiful. This Chicago painter, who worked between the Wars into the 1980s, was noticed in a military hospital when he was asked to illustrate…
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I didn’t watch the Oscars — I’m more interested in the awards than the ceremony — but I was moved nonetheless by Common’s and Andra Day’s performance of “Stand Up For Something” from Marshall at the 90th Annual Academy Awards, which I first read about and…
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Ivanka Trump, in a recent interview, claimed that she shouldn’t be asked whether she believes the women who have accused President Trump of sexual assault. Such a question, she asserted, is “pretty inappropriate,” and she has the “right” to believe her…
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I apparently am a member of Generation Grumpy, which refers, at least in its original designation as Grumpy Middle, to those born between 1962 and 1971, and I didn’t even know it. Those of us, according to the Chicago Tribune editorial writers, who are…
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I can understand, after seeing All The Money In The World, how Director Ridley Scott could reshoot the Kevin Spacey scenes, but I’m mixed after learning why and how. This crime thriller movie, which is based upon John Pearson’s (1995) book Painfully Rich:…
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Two movies have excited me since I saw them. The first is Lady Bird, which is a sweetly sad story about the love between a mother and a daughter who is searching for her identity. The other is Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, which is an…
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I decided, after listening to an interview of Ellen Langer, to read more about her mindfulness research. Having done so, I certainly appreciate her insight into mindfulness generally, and for education specifically, but I’m skeptical about her proposed…
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Sculptor As Storyteller

This slideshow requires JavaScript. I always thought that sculptures were more like snapshots, but I learned, after exploring the Rodin exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago, these art works can embody stories. 
Sculptors As Storytellers
Sculptors As Storytellers
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