A Chicago (ish) art tumblr by me, Claudine Ise. I'm an art writer who contributes to publications such as the Chicago Tribune,, and other stuff. This is a visual notebook of the articles, images, videos and other gunk that's clogging my brain at the moment....some of it fodder for the larger stuff I am, have been, or will be thinking and writing about.


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NO interviews with museum directors in this piece, please note. Granted, Jones is the Trib’s theater critic, but still. If you’re going to talk about “the arts” in Chicago, please talk about all of them. This article defines “the arts” here almost exclusively in terms of theater (and sure, Chicago is known as a world-class city in that regard). And secondly, as a place friendly to Hollywood film crews (which pays off economically, duh—not sure exactly how this makes Daly such a great advocate for “the arts”). But was Daly good on visual art? Having only lived here for a couple of years, I can’t answer that - but I suspect he scores way lower when judged according to different standards. So, why not approach heads of institutions like The Art Institute or the MCA, etc. to get their take on Daly’s arts legacy? I’m curious, do people think that Daly was as good for visual arts as he was for other areas?


  1. d---db---s reblogged this from claudineise and added:
    he has been really great for theater in chicago .. .
  2. claudineise posted this
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