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The Art Auction

About the event

Get your paddles ready!

The Art Auction, Chicago’s premier event benefitting the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, will occur on Saturday, November 16, 2019. The evening will feature cocktails and viewing, followed by a seated dinner and live auction.

In 1968, just one year after the MCA was founded, a group of trustees began the very first art auction to raise funds for the museum. Continuing this legacy, we are grateful to MCA Trustees Cari B. Sacks and Kenneth C. Griffin who are leading this monumental effort as the 2019 Art Auction cochairs. It is only because of the generosity of today’s leading artists and galleries from around the world that we will present an irresistible group of art that we anticipate will result in one of the most successful benefit art auctions in MCA history.

Works will be on view in the MCA galleries beginning Tuesday, November 12 through November 16, 2019. Please contact Auction Assistant, Lindsay Hutchens ([email protected], [312-397-4035](tel 13123974035)) to request an auction

catalogue, or for ticketing questions.

Whether you bid online, in person, or over the phone, this is your chance to support the MCA while adding a spectacular work of contemporary art to your collection. Thank you for your support and we wish you all the best at the auction block!


Cari B. Sacks and Kenneth C. Griffin

Honorary Committee

  • Sara Albrecht
  • Leslie Bluhm and David Helfand
  • Nancy and Steven Crown
  • Marilyn and Larry Fields
  • Liz and Eric Lefkofsky
  • Ashley and Pamela Netzky
  • Penny Pritzker and Bryan Traubert
  • Michael J. Sacks

Helen and Sam Zell


Generously Sponsored by Sotheby’s.