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Garden Party Featuring Manet and Modern Beauty

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Photo by Braxton Black.

This event is SOLD OUT. Mark your calendar for our next event, Art Walk, on August 28.

Experience an evening inspired by Manet and Modern Beauty, the first Art Institute exhibition devoted exclusively to Édouard Manet in over 50 years.

DANCE to live performances by Astro Samurai and DJ sets by Sadie Woods.

SIP specialty cocktails and more from the open bar.*

TASTE complimentary appetizers.

EXPLORE the exhibition with private access and expert guides.

WIN a pair of Lollapalooza VIP tickets.**

PARTY into the night at the official after-party, Cerise Rooftop, with discounted drinks and music by DJ Will Galvan.

Preorder a wearable floral piece from Crowning Event to complete your Garden Party look. Orders must be placed before July 25.

Photos by Clare Britt.

The Charlotte Tilbury at Nordstrom Michigan Avenue is offering Garden Party inspired makeovers on July 27, with purchase of three or more items. Interested parties should email to make an appointment.

Check out our Spotify playlist for the event, curated by board member Ricardo Mondragon.

Follow the Evening Associates on Facebook for the latest news and other events. @ArtInstitueEA #GardenPartyChi

Event co-chairs: Marta Kavchak and Todd Walton.

Attendees must be 21+. Only Evening Associates members attending the event have the chance to win Lollapalooza VIP tickets. Not an Evening Associates member yet? Join today.

Proceeds benefit the museum and your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by the law. All tickets are nonrefundable. Persons with disabilities who would like to request an accessibility accommodation for an Art Institute program are encouraged to send an email to or call (312) 499-4111 as far in advance as possible.

* Limited to four per person in accordance with Illinois law.

**Evening Associates members, new or current, who purchase Evening Associates tickets to the Garden Party will be automatically entered to win two Lollapalooza VIP tickets. Must be in attendance to win. See the official drawing rules for more information.


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