Arts & Culture in Chicago

MacArthur’s support for over 300 arts and cultural organizations in Chicago and the region is an expression of its civic commitment to the community where the Foundation is headquartered and John and Catherine MacArthur made their home. Grants help sustain the cultural life of the city and region. Learn more

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Art Institute of Chicago Opens the Modern Wing

The new Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago houses the museum’s collection of 20th- and 21st-century art. The 264,000 square-foot building makes the institute the second largest art museum in the U ... Read More

Chicago Shares Theatrical Productions with New York

As a great theater town, Chicago often shares its theatrical works with New York. The latest example is Goodman Theater's production of Eugene O'Neill's Desire Under the Elms, directed by Robert Falls. Read More

"Artful Alternatives"

From Illinois Issues
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Helping Chicago Groups Strengthen Global Reach

MacArthur announced $240,000 in new grants to help diverse Chicago organizations increase their international connections with four countries. Read More

Chicago Symphony Orchestra Announces Riccardo Muti as New Music Director

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, led by Deborah Rutter, announced that acclaimed musical director Riccardo Muti has signed a 5-year contract to serve as the Orchestra’s music director. Read More

"In Tough Times, Foundations Must Keep Giving"

From The New York Times
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Helping Chicago Organizations Increase Their International Connections

MacArthur awarded $260,000 in new grants to help diverse Chicago organizations increase their international connections with eight countries. Read More
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MacArthur's Commitment to Chicago

To learn more about the MacArthur Foundation's commitment to the city of Chicago, visit http://www.macfound.org.

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Josephine Lee of the Chicago Children’s Choir receives 3Arts Award

The award recognizes Lee's distinctive work with a no-strings-attached $15,000 grant. Read More

Staff

Portrait of Elspeth A. Revere

Elspeth A. Revere

Vice President, Media, Culture, and Special Initiatives
Portrait of Cate A. Fox

Cate A. Fox

Program Officer

Mariela Evans

Executive Secretary

Susan M. Salaba

Program Administrator

Media Contact

Portrait of Sean Harder

Sean Harder

Communications Officer