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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

Insider’s Look at Moholy-Nagy: Future Present

October 19, 6:00–8:00
Nichols Board of Trustees Suite and Regenstein Hall
Price TBA 

Gain a fresh perspective on the most internationally recognized visual artist to have resided in Chicago through a lecture and exhibition viewing of Moholy-Nagy: Future Present, the first comprehensive retrospective of Moholy-Nagy’s work in the United States in nearly 50 years. Matthew Witkovsky, Richard and Ellen Sandor Chair and Curator of Photography, sheds new light on the celebrated artist, accompanied by a spirited reception.

29th Annual A. James Speyer Lecture and Dinner Featuring Andrea Fraser

November 1, 6:00–9:00
Rubloff Auditorium and Griffin Court
$125 per person 

Hear from performance and video artist Andrea Fraser, who is widely regarded as a pioneer of institutional critique. This annual lecture, featuring a distinguished contemporary artist whose work is represented in the museum’s collection, honors the memory of A. James Speyer, curator of the Department of 20th-Century Painting and Sculpture from 1961 through 1986. A selection of Fraser's video works from the Art Institute’s collection will be on view in the Donna and Howard Stone Gallery for Film, Video, and New Media November 1–January 1.

Inaugural Art and Film Series

November 11 and 18, 6:00–9:00
Price Auditorium
Price TBA 

Celebrate the art of film with our first-ever film series, featuring movies on their first-run in the United States along with tasty concessions and a curatorial discussion moderated by Mimi Plauché, programming director of the 52nd Chicago International Film Festival, held after each screening.