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March 3, 1989 | From United Press International
A Cook County circuit judge on Thursday dismissed a suit filed by veterans who want to close a controversial exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago that features an American flag on the floor. Judge Kenneth Gillis refused to issue a temporary restraining order to a coalition of veterans groups that asked that the exhibit be closed to prevent people from walking on the flag. The judge then dismissed the suit.
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NEWS
March 26, 1989
An art teacher got revenge of sorts on the artist whose Chicago exhibit invited visitors to walk on the American flag. The teacher created an exhibit of his own, offering observers a chance to walk on a caricature of the offending flag display's creator. It features a life-size sketch of artist "Dread" Scott Tyler, drawn on cloth in the manner of a police outline of a homicide victim. The cloth is on the floor, and a U.S. flag hangs above it on a museum wall.
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NEWS
February 28, 1989 | TRACY SHRYER, Times Staff Writer
For the second time in a year, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago bowed to an organized protest over a provocative piece of art, closing a gallery Monday "until the school can resolve security and safety needs." The controversial work includes an American Flag on the floor of the gallery where creations by minority students at the school went on display last week. Veterans' groups charged it was a desecration of the flag.
NEWS
March 17, 1989 | From United Press International
The Senate, responding to a controversial art exhibit in Chicago that includes an American flag placed on the floor, passed a bill Thursday that would make such use of the flag a federal crime. The bill, passed 97 to 0, was sent to the House. The show that includes the flag is at the School of the Art Institute. Visitors to the exhibit are encouraged to step on the flag and sign a log book on a shelf above it. Senate Minority Leader Bob Dole (R-Kan.), who introduced the bill along with Sen.
NEWS
March 6, 1989
About 200 angry veterans, their friends and families, some choking back tears, marched on the Art Institute in Chicago, demanding an end to a student exhibit that allows the American flag to be walked upon. "We are absolutely outraged at the insensitivity of the Art Institute," Tom Stack, a Vietnam veteran, told flag- and sign-waving protesters from the steps of the institute.
NEWS
March 17, 1989 | From United Press International
The Senate, responding to a controversial art exhibit in Chicago that includes an American flag placed on the floor, passed a bill Thursday that would make such use of the flag a federal crime. The bill, passed 97 to 0, was sent to the House. The show that includes the flag is at the School of the Art Institute. Visitors to the exhibit are encouraged to step on the flag and sign a log book on a shelf above it. Senate Minority Leader Bob Dole (R-Kan.), who introduced the bill along with Sen.
NEWS
March 5, 1989
A visiting teacher was arrested in connection with a controversial display of the American flag at a Chicago art school. The exhibit has been a hotly debated subject for the past week, pitting artists and freedom of expression activists against veterans' groups and others who say it is unpatriotic. Suzy Willhoft, 40, of Arlington, Va., was charged with desecration of the flag, a felony that carries a maximum sentence of three years in prison and a fine of $10,000.
NEWS
March 13, 1989 | TRACY SHRYER, Times Staff Writer
Call it performance art, Chicago-style. About 3,000 protesters, many of them veterans, flocked to the steps of the Art Institute of Chicago on Sunday to protest an exhibit that, they charge, desecrates the American flag. Some did it by desecrating the Soviet flag. Others carried patriotic signs and flags as they sang and chanted. Some railed against the "satanic communists" they held responsible for the "travesty" inside.
NEWS
January 8, 2004
Christopher Bratton, a former dean at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, has become the new president of the San Francisco Art Institute. * Actress Kate Hudson, 24, and her musician husband Chris Robinson, 37, are parents of a baby boy born Wednesday.
BUSINESS
June 25, 2006
Regarding "A Vending Machine Selling IPods?" June 14: At the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, we've offered vending machines for a little over three years now from which students may purchase blank media (tapes, disks, flash cards), batteries, headphones and office supplies. It allows students to acquire items without leaving the building, and during hours when other sources may be closed. At first, we made fun of my boss when he came up with the idea, but it has become quite popular, and even a landmark.
NEWS
March 13, 1989 | TRACY SHRYER, Times Staff Writer
Call it performance art, Chicago-style. About 3,000 protesters, many of them veterans, flocked to the steps of the Art Institute of Chicago on Sunday to protest an exhibit that, they charge, desecrates the American flag. Some did it by desecrating the Soviet flag. Others carried patriotic signs and flags as they sang and chanted. Some railed against the "satanic communists" they held responsible for the "travesty" inside.
NEWS
March 5, 1989
A visiting teacher was arrested in connection with a controversial display of the American flag at a Chicago art school. The exhibit has been a hotly debated subject for the past week, pitting artists and freedom of expression activists against veterans' groups and others who say it is unpatriotic. Suzy Willhoft, 40, of Arlington, Va., was charged with desecration of the flag, a felony that carries a maximum sentence of three years in prison and a fine of $10,000.
NEWS
March 3, 1989 | From United Press International
A Cook County circuit judge on Thursday dismissed a suit filed by veterans who want to close a controversial exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago that features an American flag on the floor. Judge Kenneth Gillis refused to issue a temporary restraining order to a coalition of veterans groups that asked that the exhibit be closed to prevent people from walking on the flag. The judge then dismissed the suit.
NEWS
February 28, 1989 | TRACY SHRYER, Times Staff Writer
For the second time in a year, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago bowed to an organized protest over a provocative piece of art, closing a gallery Monday "until the school can resolve security and safety needs." The controversial work includes an American Flag on the floor of the gallery where creations by minority students at the school went on display last week. Veterans' groups charged it was a desecration of the flag.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 18, 1988 | JOHN VOLAND, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Miniature golf courses qualify as kitsch, certainly. Nostalgia, probably. But art? A squad of Chicago artists have designed a playable indoors course that replaces the usual picaresque windmills and fantasy castles with earthquakes, wrecked cars, black holes and nuclear destruction. The nearly life-size course--playable at $2 a round--is also an art exhibit titled "Par Excellence!" at a warehouse-sized gallery of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago through Aug. 20.
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