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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

First Look at the New Permanent Architecture and Design Galleries

Thursday, September 7
$60 per person

Explore the museum’s newly expanded, world-class architecture and design collection in its new home, after years of research, construction, and installation. Enjoy a behind-the-scenes lecture on how the galleries came to fruition, followed by a walk-through and luncheon.

A. James Speyer Memorial Lecture and Dinner
Featuring Mark Bradford

Wednesday, October 18
$150 per person

Celebrate a distinguished contemporary artist whose work is represented in the museum’s collection during this annual program honoring A. James Speyer, a curator of modern and contemporary art at the Art Institute from 1961 to 1986. This year, join us for an enlightening lecture by Mark Bradford, followed by an installation viewing and dinner in the Modern Wing.

Mark Bradford. A Siren Beside a Ship, 2014. Gift of Pamela J. Joyner & Alfred J. Giuffrida Collection.