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Postcard from Indiana and Illinois, Part Two

July 26, 2012 By Rocco Landesman Here I am, speaking in Chicago. Photo by Patrick L. Pyszka After our stay in Indiana, it was off to Chicago. The day started bright and early at the Chicago Cultural Center, and it was a great morning for us. Michelle Boone, commissioner of the city’s Department of Cultural […]

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Postcard from the 2012 Aspen Ideas Festival

July 11, 2012 by Rocco Landesman Here I am during the Theater That Matters session at this year’s Aspen Ideas Fest. Photo by Dan Bayer I closed out June and kicked off July at the Aspen Ideas Festival, which is just what it sounds like: a convening of leading thinkers in particular subjects. It’s an […]

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Art Talk with Theaster Gates

February 6, 2012 by Paulette Beete Theaster Gates. Photo by Lloyd DeGrane, University of Chicago Magazine “Artists have to live passionately and deeply, share what they want, do what they can.” — Theaster Gates As you’ll learn in the interview below, for Theaster Gates, there is no clear division between canvas and community, between artwork […]

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