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The Art Institute of Chicago’s gala has been a fixture of Chicago’s social calendar, attracting civic leaders and philanthropists since the much-celebrated inaugural Masterpiece Ball in 1952.

Funds raised from Masterpiece19 will support the museum’s mission to inspire and educate our community and worldwide audiences.

7:00 Cocktail Reception

8:00 Dinner

9:30 After-Party featuring music industry legends The Temptations

Complimentary valet parking

Sponsorship Levels 
Host Committee: $100,000 
Benefactor: $50,000 
Patron: $25,000 
Individual tickets: $1,500 each

For more information or to purchase tickets, contact or Roberta Neuhausler in the Special Events office at (312) 443-3631.

Gala Co-Chairs 
Andrea and Jim Gordon
Stephanie and John Harris
Nancy and E. Scott Santi

Host Committee*
Neil G. Bluhm
The Bluhm Family Charitable Foundation
Shawn M. Donnelley and Christopher M. Kelly
Jay Franke and David Herro
Andrea and Jim Gordon
Karen Z. Gray-Krehbiel and John H. Krehbiel, Jr.
Kenneth C. Griffin
Caryn and King Harris
Stephanie and John Harris
Silvia and Jay Krehbiel
Liz and Eric Lefkofsky
Diane v.S. and Robert M. Levy
Ann S. and Samuel M. Mencoff
Sylvia Neil and Daniel Fischel
Alexandra and John Nichols
Anne and Chris Reyes
Betsy and Andy Rosenfield
Cari and Michael Sacks
Nancy and E. Scott Santi
Brenda M. Shapiro
Cate and Rick Waddell and Northern Trust
Helen and Sam Zell

*in formation


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