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Virgil Abloh.

Photo: Fabien Montique

Members’ Preview: Virgil Abloh: "Figures of Speech"

About the Event

Pritzker Director Madeleine Grynsztejn and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago invite you and a guest to attend the Members' Preview for Virgil Abloh: “Figures of Speech.” Enjoy complimentary snacks and a cash bar while being among the first to view the MCA's newest exhibition.

Virgil Abloh: ”Figures of Speech” is the first museum exhibition devoted to the work of multidisciplinary artist Virgil Abloh (American, b. 1980), best known for his luxury fashion brand Off-White, and current position as Men's Artistic Director of Louis Vuitton. The exhibition explores Abloh's sprawling creative practice across graphic, product and furniture design, architecture, music, and art.

Please note the exhibition will be viewed in the fourth floor Griffin Galleries and the preview event will take place in the Commons on the second floor.


Lead support for Virgil Abloh:“Figures of Speech” is provided by Kenneth C. Griffin; the Harris Family Foundation in memory of Bette and Neison Harris: Caryn and King Harris, Katherine Harris, Toni and Ron Paul, Pam Szokol, Linda and Bill Friend, and Stephanie and John Harris; Zell Family Foundation; Cari and Michael J. Sacks; Julie and Larry Bernstein; Marilyn, Larry, and Adam Fields; Karyn and Bill Silverstein; and Matt Bayer and Joyce Yaung and the Bayer Family Foundation.

Major support is provided by Conagra Brands Foundation, Susan Gaspari-Forest and Robert Forest, Gretchen and Jay Jordan, Anne L. Kaplan, Liz and Eric Lefkofsky, Jennifer and Alec Litowitz, and Phillips.

Generous support is contributed by the Joyce Foundation; the Bluhm Family; Robert J. Buford; Ellen-Blair Chube; Efroymson Family Fund; Denise and Gary Gardner; Susie L. Karkomi and Marvin Leavitt; Kovler Family Foundation; The Bellick Family; Nickol and Darrel Hackett; Vicki and Bill Hood; Katie and Billy Hutchens; Susan D. Goodman and Rodney Lubeznik; Anna Lee; Cheryl Mayberry McKissack and Eric McKissack; Catherine Ross and Chris Liguori; Les Coney, Mesirow; and Heiji and Brian Black.

Lead Community Engagement Partner is Northern Trust.

Lead Education Partner is The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation

Northern Trust

Generous hotel partner for Virgil Abloh: "Figures of Speech" is Aloft Mag Mile.