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The Party for “Charles White: A Retrospective”

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Celebrate the opening of Charles White: A Retrospective with this special evening honoring the legacy of a remarkable artist who was integrally connected to the history and cultural life of Chicago. This after-hours event, co-hosted by the museum’s Leadership Advisory Committee (LAC), provides the premier public viewing of the highly anticipated Charles White: A Retrospective—the first major career survey in over 30 years. A reception in the Modern Wing’s Griffin Court follows featuring live music and entertainment, cocktails, and appetizers.

With VIP and Sponsor-level tickets, your evening also includes an elegant pre-celebration reception on the museum’s Bluhm Family Terrace, with stunning views of the city’s skyline and Millennium Park, beginning at 5:30.

For the VIP reception, use the Modern Wing entrance at 159 East Monroe Street.
For the 6:30 celebration, enter through the Pritzker Garden at 230 South Columbus Drive.

Attire: Cocktail Chic

Individual Ticket $125
Admission for 1
Open bar and food stations throughout the evening

VIP and Sponsor Tickets
Harvest Talk Sponsor: $10,000
• 10 reserved section tickets
• 10 catalogues
• 10 tickets for aspiring young professionals, artists, and cultural leaders to attend the opening celebration
• Recognition in sponsorship acknowledgments
• Name included in event press, social media, and event feature on museum website
• VIP reception with Charles White family, visiting dignitaries, and exhibition sponsors and lenders

Love Letter Sponsor: $5,000
• 5 reserved section tickets
• 5 catalogues
• 5 tickets for aspiring young professionals, artists and cultural leaders to attend the opening celebration
• Mention on event social media, event feature on museum website
• Recognition in sponsorship acknowledgments
• VIP reception with Charles White family, visiting dignitaries, exhibition sponsors and lenders

This, My Brother VIP Ticket: $1,000
• 1 reserved section ticket
• 1 catalogue
• VIP reception with Charles White family, visiting dignitaries, and exhibition sponsors and lenders
• Mention in program

Honorary Event Chair: Darrel Hackett, BMO Harris Bank
Event Co-chairs: Diane Dinkins-Carr and Steven Hunter

Proceeds from the event will help support the museum’s efforts to provide accessible and community-based programming.

Attendees must be 21+, and valid ID is required upon entry. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

The Party for Charles White: A Retrospective Host Committee:

Akilah Halley*
Alexi Dohnal
Allison Williams
Alvin Green
Amina Dickerson*
Andre Guichard
Andrew Wells
Angela Pace Moody
Angelique Smith
Antoine Jennings
Ardena Flippin*
Ashley Harris
Audrey McFarlin
Audrey Tuggle*
Jetta Jones*
Autumn Merritt
Barbara Pace Moody
Candace Tyndall
Catrice Armstrong
Cheryl Rayner
Chuck Smith
Courtney Dodd
Daleta Mitchell
Dana Rice
Dave Walker*
Debbie Wright
Denise Gardner*
Dianne Derrick
Eric McKissack*
Evan Sharp
Faheem Majeed
Floyd Atkins
Frances GuichardFloyd Atkins
Frances Guichard
George Faison
Gerald Griffin
Gina Gay
Graham Grady*
Gwendolyn Rogers*
Iona Calhoun Battiste
Ira Staples
Isobel Neal*
Jacqueline Lewis
Jacqueline Nickelberry
Jada Russell
James Parker
Jenica James
Jennifer Hale
Joan Small*
Joy Johns
J.T. Stinette
Julia Perkins
Jumanne N’Namdi
June Mitchell
Kevann Cooke*
Kyle Gardner
Kyra Kyles Kyrin Hobson*
Lauren Robinson*
Leah Hope*
Lester Coney*
Lynn Evans
Marguerite Griffin*
Marilyn Hamb
Maxine Duster*
Micaeh Johnson
Morris Gearring
Moyenda Knapp
Murrell Duster
Nickol Hackett
Nneka Umeh
Pat Langhart
Patricia Andrews-Keenan
Paul Branton*
Peggy Montes*
Phil Gant*
Phil Johnson*
Rhonda Brown*
Richard Tolliver*
Roe Melloe
Sandra Rand*
Shalanda Holmes
Sheridan Tucker
Shirley Massey*
Sonya Jackson
Steve Waller
Steven Mitchell
Tarra Sharp
Terri Franklin*
Todd Brown*
Toni Minor
Tresa Dunbar
Trudy Erwin
Twyler Jenkins
Valerie Waller*
Veronica Robinson
Wendy Williams*
Wendy Krimins

*Members of the Leadership Advisory Committee


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