These exciting programs and events are open to Sustaining Fellows only. To join or make reservations, please call (312) 443-3735 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Open House John Singer Sargent and Chicago’s Gilded Age Wednesday, July 18 6:00–9:00 Complimentary for Sustaining Fellows and up to three guests; $75 per additional guest Sustaining Fellows are invited to bring family and friends to this hallmark event and celebration.
Registration Columbus Drive Entrace
Director’s Welcome and Sustaining Fellows Year-End Review James Rondeau, President and Eloise W. Martin Director Janet Duchossois, Sustaining Fellows Chair
Sargent and Chicago: An International Talent with a Midwestern Story Annelise K. Madsen, Gilda and Henry Buchbinder Assistant Curator of American Art
Exhibition Viewing and Dinner Reception Regenstein Hall, Griffin Court, and Pritzker Garden
Curator’s Choice Georg Jensen: Scandinavian Design for Living Wednesday, September 5 6:00–8:00 Nichols Board of Trustees Suite and Regenstein Hall $80 per person Learn about Georg Jensen’s contributions to the meteoric rise of Scandinavian design around the world and the the company’s lasting influence on the modern interior from Emily Fry, director of interpretation. Following the talk, enjoy a private exhibition viewing and cocktail reception.
Annual A. James Speyer Memorial Lecture and Dinner Featuring Ellen Gallagher Wednesday, October 10 6:00–9:00 Rubloff Auditorium and Griffin Court $200 per person Celebrate a distinguished contemporary artist whose work is represented in the museum’s collection during this annual program honoring A. James Speyer, curator of modern and contemporary art at the Art Institute from 1961 to 1986. This year, enjoy an enlightening lecture by Ellen Gallagher followed by an installation viewing and dinner in the Modern Wing.
Opening Celebration Painting the Floating World: Ukiyo-e Masterpieces from the Weston Collection Tuesday, October 30 6:00–9:00 Discover the Weston Collection, which comprises approximately 150 paintings from the 17th to 19th centuries—true masterpieces by the most prominent artists of their day, including Utamaro and Hokusai—at this festive celebration featuring a lecture, exhibition viewing, and reception.