South lion at the Art Institute of Chicago. (Heather Paul / Flickr)

Art Institute of Chicago Workers United was the first in a unionization wave that’s swept across local museums and cultural institutions.

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Organizers at a River West gallery said they hope to give the community a reason to celebrate the season through interactive art and reflective storytelling.

Kanye West was awarded an honorary doctorate by the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in May 2015 for his contribution to art and culture. The school revoked his degree on Thursday, Dec. 8. (Daniel Boczarski / WireImage / Getty Images)

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago has revoked an honorary doctorate awarded to Kanye West, as the fallout from the rapper’s offensive remarks about Black and Jewish people continues.

Chicago-based painter Michiko Itatani is pictured at Wrightwood 659. (WTTW News)

The unpopulated environments created by Michiko Itatani suggest settings for sci-fi stories, filled with rockets, planets, books and music. In short, art and science. The work is about inner space – and outer space.

Astronaut Thomas Pesquet worked with artist Eduardo Kac to create "Inner Telescope," a piece of artwork that is currently aboard a space station. (Courtesy of Eduardo Kac)

As artwork by a Chicago artist orbits the Earth aboard the International Space Station, a medley of professionals will explore how technology and artificial intelligence have shaped their industries. 

From left: Ameya Pawar, Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor and Craig Futterman participate in this weekend’s symposium at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. (Courtesy of SAIC)

About 15 speakers will lead “conversations and wake-up calls” this weekend as part of a three-day symposium at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.