Comics, Pop Culture and Anime Inspire a Painter's "Parade"

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You might have seen the name Hebru Brantley in the press last year. The Chicago artist made waves with just one sale when Jay-Z bought a painting of his at Miami’s Art Basel expo.

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Alfonso and Margaret Iannelli were a husband and wife design team who worked with Frank Lloyd Wright and then struck out on their own. We revisit a conversation with Chicago cultural historian Tim Samuelson about this artistic power couple, and a show of their work at the Chicago Cultural Center. View a slideshow, read a book excerpt and watch a video.

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Alfonso and Margaret Iannelli were a husband and wife design team who worked with Frank Lloyd Wright and then struck out on their own. Chicago cultural historian Tim Samuelson joins us to talk about this artistic power couple, and a new show of their work at the Chicago Cultural Center. View a slideshow, read a book excerpt and watch a video.

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Hale Aspacio Woodruff (American, 1900–1980), The Mutiny on the Amistad, 1939, oil on canvas, 72 x 120 inches. Collection of Talladega College, Talladega, Alabama.© Talladega College. Photo: Peter Harholdt

Dramatic works of art by a little-known artist, African-American painter Hale Woodruff, visit Chicago for the first time.

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Lesley Nicol plays the feisty but devoted head cook on the PBS hit series, Downton Abbey. She's here to tell us how she landed the plum role, and to talk about a one-woman play she's bringing to Chicago.

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Need some ideas for what to do this weekend? Chicago Tonight knows what is going on!

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Need some ideas for what to do this weekend? Chicago Tonight knows what’s going on!

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Need some ideas for what to do this weekend? Chicago Tonight knows what’s going on!

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Need some ideas for what to do this weekend? Chicago Tonight knows what’s going on!

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Courtesy Chicago Cultural Center

A new exhibit at the Chicago Cultural Center brings death to life. We speak with the local man who assembled this morbid collection.

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Modern Burden, ©2009

Trucks are the subject of artist John Himmelfarb's recent obsession. We go under the viaduct and into the Chicago Cultural Center for a look at a convoy on canvas.

Studio and Gallery at the Cultural Center caters to adults with developmental disabilities and mental illness

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Cloud Gate by Fernando Ramirez

Using art to decode mental illness and developmental disabilities. Paris Schutz has more on what we can learn from a unique and talented group of Chicago artists.

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