Thomas Connors

Thomas is a freelance writer based in Chicago. His work has appeared in the Chicago-Sun Times, Crain's Chicago, Playbill and Science Magazine.

All Articles From Thomas Connors

If You See One Art Show This Summer, Make It Keith Haring at The Broad

The ’80s artist provides a path forward for today’s activism-minded creatives

The Endless Influence of Scandinavian Design Gets Its Due in Wisconsin

A co-curator of a new Milwaukee Art Museum exhibit that spans 90 years previews six essential works

“This Is Britain” Is a Photographic Guide to the UK’s Last Big Cultural Shift

A closer look at the new exhibit coming to the National Gallery

A Brief History of Photographing the Golden Gate Bridge

Construction on the iconic landmark began 90 years ago this week

Top Chicago Art Specialist Zachary Wirsum on How to Start Your Own Collection

Plus, the artists the Hindman Auctions director has on his own walls

A Gripping Portrait of the Black Power Movement Comes to Houston

A new exhibition shows activist Stokely Carmichael through the lens of photographer Gordon Parks

The Kimbell Art Museum Turns 50 

Forth Worth's coolest looking museum celebrates its Golden Anniversary

There Are Some Seriously Beautiful Chairs on View at SFMOMA

We spoke with the organizers behind "Conversation Pieces," which investigates that space between sculpture and furniture

In Chicago’s Demolition Days, Richard Nickel Stood in the Way

The pioneering preservationist and his architectural muse are the subjects of a new exhibit at the Driehaus Museum

Once an Industrial Wasteland, Chicago's Big Marsh Park Rises Again

A new environmental center, designed by Valerio Dewalt Train, offers an ideal gateway to this reclaimed landscape

Get a Peek at the Hottest New Residence in Miami, Courtesy of The Standard

A condo tailor-made for Miami, where the playground vibe runs deep

Hearst Castle Reopens Next Month, And a New Biography of Its Architect Shares Its Story

Julia Morgan, SF’s most iconic architect, is the star of Victoria Kastner’s new book

Meet Dr. Color, the Man Behind SF’s Iconic and Vibrant Victorians

For over 50 years, Bob Buchter has surfed the spectrum to make San Francisco the vivid town it is

A Pair of Future-Thinking Chicago Architects Finally Get the Exhibition They Deserve

Back when the world went modern, Chicago’s Keck and Keck were at the forefront

Why the Prairie State May Soon Lose a 1,000-Year-Old Prairie

An ancient Illinois ecosystem is under threat of being plowed under for good

A Weekend in Grand Rapids, An Underrated Hub for American Design

Three hours from Chicago, Grand Rapids offers everything from a Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece to a decorated history of furniture manufacturing