Dr Eugenia Cheng,  Scientist in Residence at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago,  tries to demystify maths in her book, Cakes, Custard and Category Theory.

Dr Eugenia Cheng is a woman on a mission. She wants to end people’s fearfulness of mathematics and uses music and the baking of cupcakes to accomplish(...)

This weighty and lavishly illustrated volume is, in almost equal measure, culturally monumental and melancholic. No thinking Irish person could fail t(...)

The Dublin Castle event coincides with ‘Ireland: Crossroads of Art and Design, 1690-1840’, a major exhibition under way at the prestigious Art Institute of Chicago

A day-long conference entitled Art in the Country House, presented by the Irish Georgian Society and the Office of Public Works takes place in George’(...)

Things to see in Chicago  include the Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum of Natural History and the Art Institute of Chicago
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Antonia Baehr: extinct species fascinate her because they are largely imagined, with some acquiring mythical status

Antonia Baehr is a performer, curator, producer, and writer. But is she a choreographer? “Hmm, good question,” she says. “For many years I didn’t put (...)

Women in the Garden: Claude Monet’s painting, seen here in detail, is dominated by the meticulously re-created summer dresses, with their high-waisted bodices and voluminous crinoline skirts. Photograph: Musée d’Orsay

It seems too much the result of the marketing department’s fantasies. With the possible exception of Sex, Violence(...)