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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

Special Sneak Peek

Hélio Oiticica: To Organize Delirium

Tuesday, February 7
Nichols Board of Trustees Suite
$60 per person

Get an insider’s perspective on Hélio Oiticica: To Organize Delirium—the first retrospective in the United States of the Brazilian artist’s groundbreaking achievements—before it opens on February 18. Enjoy an enlightening lecture from guest speaker Katherine Brodbeck, Dallas Museum of Art, formerly associate curator at Carnegie Museum of Art—where the show debuted. A luncheon follows.

10:45—Registration in Modern Wing lobby

11:00—Shedding Light on Hélio Oiticica: To Organize Delirium with Katherine Brodbeck



Opening Celebration

Wednesday, February 22
Griffin Court and the Abbott Galleries
$90 per person 

Join us as we celebrate the opening of Go, the second installment of the Modern Series. The night begins with a discussion between exhibition curators Kate Nesin and Jill Bugajski with Stephanie D’Alessandro, coordinator of the Modern Series, followed by a spirited reception and exhibition viewing.

6:00—Registration in the Michigan Avenue lobby

6:15—Conversation between curators

7:00—Exhibition viewing and reception


Fresh Faces Lectures
Meet Our New Leadership

Thursday, March 16 with Constantine Petridis, chair and curator of the Arts of Africa and the Americas
Thursday, March 30 with Jacqueline Terrassa, Woman's Board Endowed Chair of Museum Education

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 our 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 of museum leaders.

Hélio Oiticica. Penetrable, Magic Square 5, De Luxe—Invention of Color, 1978. César and Claudio Oiticica Collection, Rio de Janeiro. © César and Claudio Oiticica, Rio de Janeiro.