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Posts from December 2017

The second edition of the Chicago Architecture Biennial officially kicked off September 16, 2017, at the Chicago Cultural Center. The event is the largest architecture and design exhibition in the United States and aims to showcase the transformative impact of creativity and innovation in these fields.

If you haven't yet paid a visit to the brand new American Writers Museum (AWM), now's the time to do it. Two special exhibits take beloved Midwestern writers as their focus: "Captured Stories: American Writers through the Lens of Art Shay" and "Laura Ingalls Wilder: From Prairie to Page." As the first and only museum of its kind in the nation, this word-filled collection celebrates diverse American writers, while also exploring their influence on our cultural identity.

A Weekend At the Loews Chicago in Streeterville

Thursday, December 7, 2017 9:00 AM by Max Grinnell

Chicago continues to add wonderful hotels at a dizzying place and the Loews Chicago is certainly one of the finest new arrivals to this cornucopia of hospitality. With its glassy surfaces and architecture reminiscent of Walter Gropius’s Tribune Tower competition the building sets a wonderful contemporary tone for a weekend of play or rest.

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