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Virgil Abloh.

Photo: Fabien Montique

ArtEdge: Virgil Abloh: “Figures of Speech”

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Celebrating the opening of Virgil Abloh: "Figures of Speech"

About the Event

Chicago's most anticipated gala builds on the MCA's legacy of unforgettable events dedicated to honoring contemporary art and the creative process. We continue this tradition again this year, celebrating Virgil Abloh, multidisciplinary artist and men's artistic director of Louis Vuitton. Join us for the first look at the MCA exhibition Virgil Abloh: "Figures of Speech", curated by James W. Alsdorf Chief Curator Michael Darling. Guests will enjoy a lavish cocktail reception and a one-of-a-kind dining experience in our transformed garage, followed by a live musical performance by Dev Hynes.

ArtEdge Cochairs
Dr. Julius Few
D’Rita and Robbie Robinson
Mary Ann and Ben Weprin

Table Buyers

As of April 5, 2019

Thank you, Table Buyers

Platinum Tables

  • Kenneth C. Griffin
  • Caryn and King Harris
  • Ashley Hemphill Netzky and Pamela Netzky
  • Rebekah and Ilan Shalit

Gold Tables

  • Julie and Larry Bernstein
  • Marlene Breslow Blitstein and Berle Blitstein
  • The Bluhm Family
  • Susan and Michael Canmann/Shawna and Jay Owen
  • Nancy and Steven Crown
  • Gael Neeson and Stefan Edlis
  • Dr. Julius Few
  • Stephanie and John Harris
  • Gretchen and Jay Jordan/ Andrea and Jim Gordon/ The Edgewater Funds
  • Anne L. Kaplan
  • Kovler Family Foundation
  • Jennifer and Alec Litowitz
  • Northern Trust
  • D’Rita and Robbie Robinson
  • Cari and Michael Sacks
  • Mary Ann and Ben Weprin
  • Zell Family Foundation

Silver Tables

  • Abbe and Adam Aron
  • Matt Bayer and Joyce Yaung and the Bayer Family Foundation
  • Barack, Ferrazzano, Kirschbaum & Nagelberg, LLP
  • BMO Harris
  • Ellen-Blair Chube
  • Marilyn, Larry, and Adam Fields
  • Nancy and Nicholas Giampietro
  • Mr. and Mrs. Richard Goodman/ Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Berg
  • Carol Prins and John Hart/ The Jessica Fund
  • Tina Kourasis/VMR Boutique
  • Phillips
  • Karyn and Bill Silverstein
  • Tina and Byron Trott