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The Party for "Charles White: A Retrospective"

June 8, 2018
Griffin Court—Enter through Pritzker Garden
Tickets start at $125

Celebrate the opening of Charles White: A Retrospective with this special evening honoring the legacy of a remarkable artist who was integrally connected to the history and cultural life of Chicago. This after-hours event, co-hosted by the museum’s Leadership Advisory Committee (LAC), provides the premier public viewing of the highly anticipated Charles White: A Retrospective—the first major career survey in over 30 years. A reception in the Modern Wing’s Griffin Court follows featuring live music and entertainment, cocktails, and appetizers.

With VIP and Sponsor-level tickets, your evening also includes an elegant pre-celebration reception on the museum’s Bluhm Family Terrace, with stunning views of the city’s skyline and Millennium Park, beginning at 5:30.

For the VIP reception, use the Modern Wing entrance at 159 East Monroe Street.
For the 6:30 celebration, enter through the Pritzker Garden at 230 South Columbus Drive.

Attire: Cocktail Chic

Individual Ticket $125
Admission for 1
Open bar and food stations throughout the evening

VIP and Sponsor Tickets
Harvest Talk Sponsor: $10,000
• 10 reserved section tickets
• 10 catalogues
• 10 tickets for aspiring young professionals, artists, and cultural leaders to attend the opening celebration
• Recognition in sponsorship acknowledgments
• Name included in event press, social media, and event feature on museum website
• VIP reception with Charles White family, visiting dignitaries, and exhibition sponsors and lenders

Love Letter Sponsor: $5,000
• 5 reserved section tickets
• 5 catalogues
• 5 tickets for aspiring young professionals, artists and cultural leaders to attend the opening celebration
• Mention on event social media, event feature on museum website
• Recognition in sponsorship acknowledgments
• VIP reception with Charles White family, visiting dignitaries, exhibition sponsors and lenders

This, My Brother VIP Ticket: $1,000
• 1 reserved section ticket
• 1 catalogue
• VIP reception with Charles White family, visiting dignitaries, and exhibition sponsors and lenders
• Mention in program

Honorary Event Chair: Darrel Hackett, BMO Harris Bank
Event Co-chairs: Diane Dinkins-Carr and Steven Hunter

Proceeds from the event will help support the museum’s efforts to provide accessible and community-based programming.

Attendees must be 21+, and valid ID is required upon entry. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

The Party for Charles White: A Retrospective Host Committee:

Akilah Halley*
Alexi Dohnal
Allison Williams
Alvin Green
Amina Dickerson*
Andre Guichard
Andrew Wells
Angela Pace-Moody
Angelique Smith
Ann Collins
Antoine Jennings
Ardena Flippin*
Ashley Harris
Audrey McFarlin
Audrey Tuggle*
Autumn Merritt
Barbara Pace-Moody
Candace Tyndall
Catrice Armstrong
Cheryl Rayner
Chuck Smith
Courtney Dodd
Daleta Mitchell
Dana Rice
Dave Walker*
Debbie Wright
Denise Gardner*
Dianne Derrick
Eric McKissack*
Evan Sharp
Faheem Majeed
Floyd Atkins
Frances Guichard
Gale Farley
George Faison
Gerald Griffin
Gina Gay
Graham Grady*
Gwendolyn Rogers*
Iona Calhoun Battiste
Ira Staples
Isobel Neal*
Jacqueline Lewis
Jacqueline Nickelberry
Jada Russell
James Parker
Jenica James
Jennifer Hale
Jetta Jones*
Joan Small*
Joy Johns
J. T. Stinette
Julia Perkins
Jumanne N’Namdi
June Mitchell
Kevann Cooke*
Kyle Gardner
Kyra Kyles
Kyrin Hobson*
Lauren Robinson*
Leah Hope*
Lester Coney*
Lynn Evans
Marguerite Griffin*
Marilyn Hamb
Maxine Duster*
Micaeh Johnson
Morris Gearring
Moyenda Knapp
Murrell Duster
Nickol Hackett
Nneka Umeh
Pat Langhart
Patricia Andrews-Keenan
Paul Branton*
Peggy Montes*
Phil Gant*

Phil Johnson*
Rebecca Ford Terry*
Rhonda Brown*
Richard Tolliver*
Roe Melloe
Sandra Rand*
Shalanda Holmes
Sharyon Culberson
Sheridan Tucker
Shirley Massey*
Sonya Jackson
Steve Waller
Steven Mitchell
Tarra Sharp
Terri Franklin*
Todd Brown*
Toni Minor
Tresa Dunbar
Trudy Erwin
Twyler Jenkins
Valerie Waller*
Veronica Robinson
Wendy Williams*
Wendy Krimins


*Members of the Leadership Advisory Committee


Lead Sponsor for The Party for Charles White: A Retrospective

Harvest Talk
GCM Grosvenor
Isobel Neal
Neal and Leroy, LLC
Rennie Foundation

Love Letter
Channing Capital Management, LLC
Darrell A. Williams and Allison Grant Williams
Don and Rebecca Ford Terry
Fifth Third Bank
Gary and Hannah Hirschberg, Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC
Linda Johnson Rice
Lloyd A. Fry Foundation
Loop Capital Markets, LLC
The N’Namdi Family 
Peggy A. Montes
Swann Auction Galleries