Claire Voon

Though contemporary critics considered them frivolous, Manet’s late works speak to his attraction to femininity, sensuality, and freshness of expression.

When finished in 1883, a mansion owned by the prominent Samuel and Mathilda Nickerson was known as the most extravagant home in Chicago. Costing about $450,000, it was nicknamed “the Marble Palace…

A new exhibition shows the unexpected and extensive influence West African cultures had on Medieval Europe.