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ArtEdge: 50


Chicago's most exclusive gala, ArtEdge 50 builds upon a legacy of stellar events dedicated to celebrating contemporary art in Chicago. The long-anticipated anniversary gala event heralds the MCA's 50th year and celebrates the opening of Takashi Murakami: the Octopus Eats Its Own Leg.

The MCA has become known for presenting an incredible experience of curated food, entertainment, and intrigue. ArtEdge 50 continues this tradition with an exclusive first preview event of Murakami’s exhibition, a lavish cocktail reception, dinner, and an incredible concert featuring Janelle Monáe.


Anne L. Kaplan, Sally Kovler, Cari Sacks, and Helen Zell


Marlene Breslow-Blitstein and Berle Blitstein, Helyn Goldenberg and Michael Alper, James Litinsky, and Pamela Netzky and Ashley Hemphill-Netzky

For more information call 312-397-3830 or email [email protected].








To purchase Patron tickets or a table for ArtEdge: 50 please contact Chaz Hearne at 312-397-4017 or [email protected].

David Bowie Gala, 2014

Photo © MCA Chicago


Platinum Table

  • The Bluhm Family
  • Marlene Breslow-Blitstein and Berle Blitstein
  • Carol and Douglas Cohen
  • Stefan Edlis and Gael Neeson/Sylvia Neil and Daniel Fischel
  • Kenneth C. Griffin
  • Caryn and King Harris
  • Stephanie and John Harris
  • Anne L. Kaplan
  • Sally Meyers Kovler and Jonathan Kovler
  • Liz and Eric Lefkofsky
  • James H. Litinsky
  • Pamela Netzky and Ashley Hemphill-Netzky
  • Emmanuel Perrotin
  • Cari and Michael Sacks

Helen and Sam Zell

Gold Table

  • Sheryl and Rob Bellick
  • Julie and Larry Bernstein
  • Kathleen and Gerhard Bette
  • BMO Harris Bank
  • Susan and Michael Canmann/Shawna and Jay Owen
  • Casterline | Goodman Gallery
  • Nancy and Steve Crown
  • Anne and Don Edwards
  • Lois and Steve Eisen and The Eisen Family Foundation
  • Elissa Efroymson and Adnaan Hamid
  • Marilyn and Larry Fields
  • Nancy and Nicholas Giampietro
  • Helyn D. Goldenberg and Michael Alper
  • Andrea and Jim Gordon/Gretchen and Jay Jordan

Anne and William J. Hokin

  • Mary E. Ittelson/Penny Pritzker and Bryan Traubert
  • Barbara Bluhm-Kaul and Don Kaul
  • Jennifer and Alec Litowitz
  • The Malkin Family
  • Judith Neisser
  • Northern Trust
  • Carol Prins and John Hart/The Jessica Fund

Lynn and Allen M. Turner