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Opening Gala: "Ireland: Crossroads of Art and Design, 1690–1840"

March 14, 2015

Join the Department of European Decorative Arts for an evening of Irish merriment, celebrating the opening of Ireland: Crossroads of Art and Design, 1690-1840.

6:30    Cocktails and Exhibition Viewing

8:00    Dinner

9:30    Irish Pub After-Party

We encourage you to take advantage of this festive opportunity to both celebrate this remarkable exhibition and to explore the show before it opens to the public.

Attire: Black Tie | Michigan Avenue Entrance | Complimentary Valet Parking

Sponsorship Levels

Celtic Circle: $50,000

Patron: $25,000

Sponsor: $12,000

Individual Tickets: $1,200 each

For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Kara Shively at or (312) 553-2000, or visit the event website.

Event Sponsors

R. J. O’Brien and Associates, LLC

Patricia and John O’Brien

Celtic Circle

Neville and John Bryan

Linda and Vincent Buonanno

Peggy and Jack Crowe

Nancy and Steve Crown
Jamee and Marshall Field

Joseph P. Gromacki

Caryn and King Harris

Leslie S. Hindman

Pamela and Roger Hull

Ned Jannotta

Kay and Fred Krehbiel

Jay Krehbiel

Diane v.S. and Robert M. Levy

Margaret MacLean and Barry MacLean

Ann and Samuel M. Mencoff

Adele and Mike Murphy

Ellen and Jim O’Connor

Kay and Michael O’Halleran

Anne and Chris Reyes

Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Foundation

Linda and Bob Sullivan
Melinda and Paul Sullivan

Tina and Byron Trott

Beth and Bruce White

F. J. Davis. The State Ballroom, Saint Patrick's Hall, Dublin Castle, c. 1845. The Irish Art Collection of Brian P. Burns.