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Night Heist 2016

  • The Art Institute Museum - Modern Wing 159 East Monroe Street Chicago, IL, 60603 United States (map)

Join the Evening Associates Board for the sixth annual Night Heist benefit, the event of the year for young art-loving Chicagoans.

Enjoy an evening inspired by the groundbreaking exhibition America after the Fall: Painting in the 1930s, 50 masterpieces of American painting, chronicling the turbulent economic, political, and aesthetic climate of the 1930s. Seminal works by Edward Hopper, Grant Wood, Thomas Hart Benton, Georgia O'Keeffe, Stuart Davis, and others show attempts to capture the American character. These paintings, highlighting the relationship between art and national experience, and demonstrate how creativity, experimentation and revolutionary vision flourished during a time of great uncertainty.

Start your night off in style and join the VIP Reception with a dinner at 7:30pm, prepared and presented by celebrity chef Tony Mantuano. Mingle with your fellow VIPs and enjoy a special presentation from a museum expert and a full tour of the exhibition before the party opens. Music by DJ Tess and interactions with live Jazz trio (Andrew Trim, Quentin Coaxum, Matt Davis) and tap dancer, Jumaane from Sidewalk Chalk!

Night Heist continues with late-night access to the exhibition, stunning performances and live music, exhibition-inspired hors d'oeuvres and desserts, as well as craft cocktails* specially designed by local celebrity mixologists. If you're feeling lucky, try your hand at winning coveted raffle prizes like a trip to Miami Art Basel or VIP tickets to Lollapalooza. Official After Party following the event hosted at the Game Room at the Chicago Athletic Association. 

Recommended dress: 1930s inspired cocktail attire

VIP reception 7:30-9:30.

Tickets on sale now! Tickets for the VIP Reception available here.

All proceeds benefit the museum.

Event co-chairs: Kristin Culbertson, Brandon Clark, and John Reid.

This event is 21+. 

Night Heist proceeds benefit the museum and your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by the law. All tickets are nonrefundable.

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