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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

Meet Our New Department Leaders

Thursday, March 16
With Constantine Petridis, chair of the Department of the Arts of Africa and the Americas and curator of African art
Thursday, March 30
With Jacqueline Terrassa, Woman's Board Endowed Chair of Learning and Public Engagement

Enjoy coffee while hearing from Costa Petridis and Jackie Terrassa on their visions for their respective departments. Costa and Jackie serve key roles in the museum's plans to extend the global reach, contemporary relevance, and diversity of the collection and to welcome and engage the Art Institute's ever-broadening audiences. We look forward to introducing you to these dynamic additions to our team.

Celebrating The Deering Family Galleries of Medieval and Renaissance Art, Arms, and Armor

Tuesday, April 25
$80 per person
Welcome the museum’s newly expanded collection of medieval and Renaissance art to its newly renovated home in The Deering Family Galleries. Learn about the extensive research and restoration process behind the reinstallation, walk through the galleries, and enjoy a cocktail reception. 

Jacob Halder and Workshop. Portions of a Field Armor, about 1588/90. George F. Harding Collection.