Kerry James Marshall | Art & Design in Chicago

White Rabbits made the White City beautiful. When it came time to construct the sculptures and decorations that ornamented the palaces of the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago’s Jackson Park, the sculptor Lorado Taft decided to turn to several of his female students at the School of the Art Institute for help at a time when bias often prevented female sculptors from finding work. When Taft, who was overseeing the fair’s sculptural ornament, asked chief architect Daniel Burnham if he could hire them, Burnham reportedly replied, “Hire anyone, even white rabbits if they’ll work!” And thus did the group of young sculptors receive its name.
WTTW Events | WTTW Kids Big Idea Traveling Lab — Chicago Toy & Game Fair

WTTW Kids Big Idea Traveling Lab — Chicago Toy & Game Fair

BIG IDEA tour brings the BIG IDEA Traveling Lab to communities throughout Chicagoland! Join us for an exciting 45-minute FREE live show, perfect for children 2 to 7 years old, bringing to life the fun and learning from WTTW Kids’ most popular and beloved children’s shows.

WTTW Events | WTTW Kids Big Idea Traveling Lab — Darien

WTTW Kids Big Idea Traveling Lab — Darien

BIG IDEA tour brings the BIG IDEA Traveling Lab to communities throughout Chicagoland! Join us for an exciting 45-minute FREE live show, perfect for children 2 to 7 years old, bringing to life the fun and learning from WTTW Kids’ most popular and beloved children’s shows.

WTTW Events | WTTW Kids Big Idea Traveling Lab — Lincolnwood

WTTW Kids Big Idea Traveling Lab — Lincolnwood

BIG IDEA tour brings the BIG IDEA Traveling Lab to communities throughout Chicagoland! Join us for an exciting 45-minute FREE live show, perfect for children 2 to 7 years old, bringing to life the fun and learning from WTTW Kids’ most popular and beloved children’s shows.

WTTW Events | WTTW Kids Big Idea Traveling Lab — Matteson

WTTW Kids Big Idea Traveling Lab — Matteson

BIG IDEA tour brings the BIG IDEA Traveling Lab to communities throughout Chicagoland! Join us for an exciting 45-minute FREE live show, perfect for children 2 to 7 years old, bringing to life the fun and learning from WTTW Kids’ most popular and beloved children’s shows.

WTTW Events | WTTW Kids Big Idea Traveling Lab — Villa Park

WTTW Kids Big Idea Traveling Lab — Villa Park

BIG IDEA tour brings the BIG IDEA Traveling Lab to communities throughout Chicagoland! Join us for an exciting 45-minute FREE live show, perfect for children 2 to 7 years old, bringing to life the fun and learning from WTTW Kids’ most popular and beloved children’s shows.

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From the Archive: Alex Haley, Author of 'Roots'

Daniel Hautzinger
The author of Roots and The Autobiography of Malcolm X explains the origins of Roots and his difficulty in capturing the experience of being on a slave-ship in a 1976 interview. "The absence of pride changes to a presence of pride" when you know your history, he says.

'Poldark' Recap: Season 4 Episode 2

Julia Maish
The powers that be are searching for someone to run against George for Parliament, but Armitage seems too sickly. What other dashing man might they choose? Demelza and Caroline help along that decision, while Sam gets drawn into a wrestling match.

'The Durrells in Corfu' Recap: Season 3 Episode 2

Daniel Hautzinger
Leslie is now only dating one girl, but one of his former girlfriends soon complicates the situation. The Durrells deal with a sad event that sends Louisa and Larry back to England, while Margo's old flame tries to win her back and Gerry examines insects.

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