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Upcoming Programs and Events

These exciting programs and events are open to Sustaining Fellows only. To join or make reservations, please call (312) 443-3735 or e-mail

The Making of an Exhibition
Charles White: A Retrospective 
Tuesday, May 15
$90 per person, limited to 100 attendees
Discover how an exhibition comes to life at the Art Institute of Chicago through a panel discussion led by Sarah Kelly Oehler, Field-McCormick Chair and Curator of American Art. Small-group tours offering a behind-the-scenes look at select Charles White works from the museum’s collection and a festive dinner reception complete the evening.

6:00 Registration
Michigan Avenue Entrance
6:10 Panel Discussion
Sarah Kelly Oehler, Field-McCormick Chair and Curator of American Art
Nenette Luarca-Shoaf, Director of Adult Learning and Associate Curator of Interpretation
Samantha Grassi, Exhibition Designer
7:00 Dinner Reception
Woman’s Board Grand Staircase
7:00 Tours of Select Works of Art by Charles White
Glore Print Study Room
Jean and Steven Goldman Study Center

Attendance will be capped at 100 guests. Valet parking and coat check will be available.

Open House 
John Singer Sargent and Chicago’s Gilded Age
Wednesday, July 18
Rubloff Auditorium, Griffin Court, and Pritzker Garden
Complimentary for Sustaining Fellows and up to three guests; $70 per additional guest
Celebrate this much-anticipated exhibition with members of the Sustaining Fellows, family, and friends at the Sustaining Fellows Open House.

Charles White, printed by Robert Blackburn. Gideon, 1951. Margaret Fisher Fund. © The Charles White Archives Inc.