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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

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

MacArthur's Jonathan Fanton on Foundation Giving in a Tough Economy

In a Letter to the Editors of the New York Times, MacArthur President Jonathan Fanton argues that foundations should maintain, and even increase, their giving in difficult economic times. Read More

MacArthur's Grantmaking in Difficult Economic Times

Jonathan F. Fanton remarks on MacArthur's commitment to remaining a long-term, steadfast funder even in difficult economic times. Read More

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

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

Chicago Organizations to Form International Connections

MacArthur awarded $325,000 in new grants to help diverse Chicago organizations increase their international connections with 16 countries. Read More

Newly Formed Jazz Partnership to be Presenting Sponsor for Chicago Jazz Festival

The City of Chicago and new presenting sponsor, The Chicago Jazz Partnership, announced the complete schedule for the 2008 Chicago Jazz Festival. Read More

Chicago Theatres recognized by the Tony Awards

Chicago Shakespeare Theatre will receive the 2008 Regional Theatre Tony Award. Read More