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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 sustainingfellows@artic.edu.

Curator’s Insight
Mirroring China’s Past: Emperors and Their Bronzes
Tuesday, March 27
6:00–8:00
Nichols Board of Trustees Suite and Regenstein Hall
$70 per person
Learn about ancient Chinese bronzes and the significance of these revered objects throughout history during an exhibition overview and curator-led tour by Tao Wang, executive director of initiatives in Asia, Pritzker Chair of Asian Art, and curator of Chinese art. A cocktail reception featuring small plates and desserts completes the evening.

Curator’s Insight
Dress Codes: Portrait Photographs from the Collection
Tuesday, April 10
6:00–8:00
Price Auditorium, Gallery 1, and Woman’s Board Grand Staircase
$70 per person
Enjoy a panel discussion led by Michal Raz-Russo, David C. and Sarajean Ruttenberg Associate Curator of Photography, on the intersections between fashion, photography, and portraiture, followed by an intimate cocktail reception and after-hours look at the exhibition.

The Making of an Exhibition
Tuesday, May 15
6:00–9:00
Fullerton Hall and Griffin Court
$90 per person
Discover how exhibitions come to life at the Art Institute through a panel discussion among curators and a limited number of small group tours of museum spaces inaccessible to the public; then enjoy a festive dinner reception.

Open House 
John Singer Sargent and Chicago’s Gilded Age
Wednesday, July 11
6:00–9:00
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.

Bird-Shaped Container (zun), late Shang dynasty (13th–11th century BC). The Art Institute of Chicago, Lucy Maud Buckingham Collection.