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Sep 19, 2019, 10:00 AM – Sep 22, 2019, 2:00 PM

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

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TOUR OF SUZANNE LOVELL INC. 3:00-4:00pm | Suzanne Lovell Inc.

Join us for a tour of Suzanne Lovell's private collection featuring a range of contemporary artworks in all media, with an emphasis on contemporary ceramics. Artists and designers represented include Marina Abramovic, Studio Job, Haas Brothers, Kiki Smith, Sam Moyer, Shannon Bool and Simone Leigh. Tour will depart from Lovell's studio loft space located in River North, entrance on the 2nd Floor.

SAMSON YOUNG: WORLD FAIR MUSIC PERFORMANCE & CONVERSATION

5:30–7:00pm Performance

7:00–8:00pm Reception | Chicago Symphony Center

In conjunction with his first U.S. museum exhibition, artist Samson Young and curator Orianna Cacchione will host an evening of conversation punctuated by musical performances at Chicago’s Symphony Center. Featuring a program of works drawn from the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair, this performance explores varying concepts of social progress and utopia. Presented in partnership with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, EXPO CHICAGO, and the Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago.

MARIANE IBRAHIM GALLERY

INAUGURATION & GRAND OPENING

8:00–11:00pm Grand Opening | Mariane Ibrahim Gallery

Mariane Ibrahim Gallery is pleased invite you to the grand opening of the gallery’s Chicago space. Join them for a celebration of cocktails and hors d’oeuvres alongside the private preview of Take Me to the Water, a solo exhibition of new works by Ayana V. Jackson.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

AXA ART BREAKFAST AT THE ARTS CLUB OF CHICAGO

9:00–11:30am | The Arts Club of Chicago

Join The Arts Club of Chicago Executive Director Janine Mileaf for a private tour of the exhibition Abraham Cruzvillegas: The Ballad of Etc. Sponsored by AXA Art Americas Corporation.

VIP PREVIEW

Review the back of your VIP card for timed entry information.

VERNISSAGE

6:00–9:00pm | EXPO CHICAGO

The Women’s Board of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago invites you to Vernissage, the opening night benefit for EXPO CHICAGO. While enjoying one of the most highly anticipated events of the fall art season, get an exclusive first look at artworks from leading international galleries. Proceeds from Vernissage support Education programs at the MCA.

PATRON RECEPTION 5:00–7:00pm | VIP Collectors Lounge

An exclusive part of Vernissage, this ticketed event brings Chicago’s favorite restaurants together for a chance to sample the finest cuisine from top chefs while celebrating the opening of EXPO CHICAGO. Proceeds from the Patron Reception directly benefit the MCA. To purchase tickets to the Patron Reception please visit mcachicago.org/vernissage.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

A TALE OF TODAY: YINKA SHONIBARE CBE CURATOR-LED TOUR

10:00am | Richard H. Driehaus Museum

Installed within the restored Gilded Age mansion, the inaugural exhibition in the Driehaus Museum’s new contemporary art series, A Tale of Today, focuses on the work of Yinka Shonibare CBE, an artist who draws on history, politics, and fashion influences to explore and critique our understanding of the past with equal doses of humor, irony, and theatrics throughout the museum’s renowned period rooms and decorative arts collection.

TOUR OF IN/SITU WITH PROGRAM CURATOR JACOB FABRICIUS

1:00pm | East Information Desk, EXPO CHICAGO

2019 guest curator and Kunsthal Aarhus Artistic Director Jacob Fabricius will lead a private tour of this year’s IN/SITU program, featuring large-scale sculptures, new media, and site-specific works installed throughout Navy Pier’s Festival Hall.

CHARTWELL INSURANCE EMERGING COLLECTORS TOUR

2:00pm | East Information Desk, EXPO CHICAGO

Led by a leading art advisor, this private tour welcomes EXPO CHICAGO guests looking to start a collection with works in the $15,000 range. Sponsored by Chartwell Insurance.

TOUR OF EXPOSURE WITH PROGRAM CURATOR NAIMA J. KEITH

3:00pm | East Information Desk, EXPO CHICAGO

Join Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) Vice President of Education and Public Programs and Artistic Director of Prospect.5 Na