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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

Curator’s Insight
Mirroring China’s Past: Emperors and Their Bronzes
Tuesday, March 27
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
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
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
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.