Celebration of the Return of Chagall’s America Windows
Thursday, October 28, 2010 6:00–9:00 p.m.
The Auxiliary Board of the Art Institute of Chicago celebrated the much-anticipated return of Marc Chagall’s America Windows. The windows were removed from public display in 2005 as construction started on the Modern Wing. This deinstallation was the first in their 28-year history, and it provided a unique opportunity to carefully study, clean, and conserve the windows, returning them to their original brilliance and strengthening them for many years to come.
Fully restored, the windows were installed in a new gallery space dedicated to the rich history of public art in Chicago. Mayor Richard M. Daley and his wife, former Auxiliary Board member Maggie Daley, were in attendance to assist with the unveiling of the windows. Also in attendance was Bella Meyer, granddaughter of artist Marc Chagall. The Auxiliary Board members of today are proud and honored to continue the traditions established by the founding members of
Ted Keim Courtney Thompson Patrick Wood-Prince
Kathleen Kampp Cook Angela R. Elbert Lori Gray Faversham Peter Goldman Peter Guarraia Carla Raglin hahn Roger G. Hill II Mary Jeanne Kneen Susan O’Brien Lyons John E. McGovern III Matthew Pettinelli John W. Rutledge Jason P.C. Smith Elizabeth C. Treacy
Auxiliary Board Members, 1976–77
Honorary Host Committee Mrs. Edward McC. Blair, Jr. Mr. John A. Bross, Jr. Ms. Jonna Chewning Mrs. Richard Daley Mr. Paul Dykstra Mr. David P. Easrle III Mrs. Marshall Field Mr. Michael Goodkin Mr. David C. Hilliard Mr. Thomas E. Keim Mr. Andrew McNally IV Mr. Patrick Shaw Mr. Edward B. Smith, Jr. Mrs. Edward B. Smith, Jr. Mrs. James Stirling Mrs. Mitchell Watkins Mr. Robert E. Wood-Prince Mr. Ralph Youngren Mrs. John Zenko
The Boeing Company Franczek Radelet P.C. K & L Gates LLP Thomas E. Keim, Jr. and Marielle Lifshitz Latham and Watkins LLP Susan and Douglas Lyons Matt and Kristi Pettinelli
Kate and Daniel Bryant Kathy and John Q. Cook Paul Dykstra Lori Gray Faversham Lisa Giles Carla and Brian Hahn Kate Karet and Jeff Levick Monique and Charles J. Kraft III John E. McGovern III Nina Owen and Michael Belsley Jason P.C Smith Peter and Michelle Thompson Elizabeth C. Treacy Winston and Strawn Meredith and Patrick Wood-Prince