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36th Annual Holiday Treasure Hunt and Tea Party

December 10, 2017
Modern Wing Entrance
$50 adults, $20 children, $75 VIP adults, $45 VIP children. Free for children under two

Join us for a one-of-a-kind exploration of art during this festive family program.

Learn about select works and enjoy an array of fun activities as you visit five stops within the museum’s galleries and the Ryan Learning Center. After this lively expedition, stop by the historic Stock Exchange Trading Room for a Tea Party featuring delicious refreshments and live entertainment.

Upgrade to the VIP level for reserved seating at the tea party, a deluxe hot chocolate bar, and a special goodie bag for each child.

Choose one of three start times: 10:45, 12:00, or 1:30.

For the most up-to-date information, follow the Auxiliary Board on Facebook or contact Roberta Neuhausler at (312) 443-3674 or For additional holiday programs, please visit the holiday programs calendar.


The Auxiliary Board of the Art Institute of Chicago is grateful to this year’s generous Treasure Hunt and Tea Party sponsors:

Platinum Angel
Francesca and Liam Connell

Golden Angels
The Stephen W. and Susan M. Baird Foundation
Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.
The Donovan Family Foundation

Silver Angels
Ann Searle Bent
Chartwell Insurance Services
Angela Elbert and Marc Rosenthal


Crystal Angels
Joseph and Louisa Fitzgerald Family
Kimberly Frezados and the Kohn-Joseloff Foundation
Margo and Ger O’Donnell
Pettinelli Family Foundation
Prindle Family Fund

Tea Angels
Mr. and Mrs. Louis M. Ebling, III
Jennifer Hamood
The Levy Family
Deskin and Elizabeth Jones
Scott and Kelly Glauberman
Anupy Singla
Mark Yee and Sidney Lee
The Canada Family
Ted Keim and Marielle Lifshitz
Elizabeth Jakaitis
Jade Newburn
The McGovern Family
Michael J. Patterson
Lauren Peterson
Mr. and Mrs. Jason D. White
Meredith and Patrick Wood-Prince

Ryan Learning Center Sponsor
Blick Art Materials

Tea Party Sponsor
The Kids’ Table

Decor Sponsor
Fleur de lis Florist

Entertainment generously provided by
ChiArts: The Chicago High School for the Arts
Sherwood: The Community Music School at Columbia College Chicago

In-Kind Sponsors
Graduate Hotels
Hint Inc.
Joseph and Louisa Fitzgerald Family
Mac & Mia
Rainforest Cafe
Square Roots Kitchen
The Simple Good
World’s Finest Chocolate

Auxiliary Board Collaborators
Latham & Watkins, LLP
Loewenberg Charitable Foundation
Mayer Brown