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ArtEdge | Celebrating 10 Years

June 10, 20236:30 pm - 11:00 pm

About the Event

The MCA’s annual gala, ArtEdge, is an unforgettable evening of art and music dedicated to celebrating contemporary art in Chicago.

In 2023, ArtEdge pays tribute to the 10th anniversary of this iconic event while honoring the opening of Gary Simmons: Public Enemy, the first comprehensive career survey of the work of multidisciplinary artist Gary Simmons. Enjoy a lavish cocktail reception, curated food, and a live concert with legendary musical artist Chaka Khan while supporting the MCA.

Proceeds from this event go towards the MCA’s collaborative efforts to provide a platform for living artists, in pursuit of a creative and diverse future.

For more information, please email [email protected] or call 312-397-3871.

Make a Donation to ArtEdge

Sponsor Levels

$50,000 Gold Sponsor

  • ArtEdge access for 10
  • Special gift of Gary Simmons apparel
  • Onsite event recognition
  • Signed exhibition catalogue
  • ArtEdge valet parking


$25,000 Silver Sponsor

  • ArtEdge access for 10
  • Exclusive first access to Gary Simmons’s products at the MCA Store
  • Onsite event recognition
  • Signed exhibition catalogue
  • ArtEdge valet parking


$2,500 Patron Ticket

  •  ArtEdge Access for one
  • ArtEdge valet parking

ArtEdge Co-Chairs

Sara Albrecht

Nathaniel Robinson


In celebration of 10 years of ArtEdge, we are pleased honor all past ArtEdge Co-chairs for their leadership:

  • Julie Bernstein
  • Marlene Breslow-Blitstein
  • Marc Brooks
  • Susan and Michael Canmann
  • Ellen-Blair Chube
  • Nancy Crown
  • Anne and Don Edwards
  • Dr. Julius Few
  • Marilyn and Larry Fields
  • Helyn Goldenberg
  • Anne Dias Griffin
  • Nickol Hackett
  • Caryn Harris
  • Jana Hees
  • Mary Ittelson
  • Gretchen Jordan
  • Anne Kaplan
  • Merrillyn Kosier
  • Sally Meyers Kovler
  • Liz Lefkofsky
  • James Litinsky
  • Anita Blanchard and Martin Nesbitt
  • Ashley Hemphill Netzky
  • Penny Pritzker and Bryan Traubert
  • Carol Prins
  • Robbie Robinson
  • Cari Sacks
  • Ilan Shalit
  • Kathy Taslitz
  • Mary Ann and Ben Weprin
  • Tarrah Cooper Wright
  • Helen Zell

ArtEdge Sponsors


  • Kenneth C. Griffin
  • Anne L. Kaplan
  • Liz and Eric Lefkofsky
  • Cari and Michael Sacks
  • Zell Family Foundation



  • The Bluhm Family Foundation
  • Nancy and Steven Crown
  • Dr. Julius Few
  • Harris Family Foundation
  • Stephanie and John Harris
  • Kovler Family Foundation
  • Northern Trust
  • Reyes Holdings
  • Karyn and Bill Silverstein



  • Sara Albrecht
  • Julie and Larry Bernstein
  • Dr. Anita Blanchard and
  • Martin Nesbitt
  • Marlene Breslow-Blitstein and Berle Blitstein
  • Robert J. Buford
  • Ellen-Blair Chube
  • Carol and Douglas Cohen
  • Marilyn and Larry Fields
  • Sheila and Joseph Gutman and Family
  • Nickol and Darrel Hackett
  • Jana and Bernardo Hees
  • James and Danielle Litinsky
  • Carol Prins and John Hart / The Jessica Fund
  • Nathaniel Robinson
  • Rebekah and Ilan Shalit
  • Robin Loewenberg Tebbe and Mark Tebbe
  • Joyce Yaung and Matt Bayer

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Wolf Point Distilling


Lead support is provided by the Harris Family Foundation in memory of Bette and Neison Harris, Zell Family Foundation, Cari and Michael Sacks, Nancy and Steve Crown, Hauser & Wirth, The Joyce Foundation, and Karyn and Bill Silverstein.

Major support is provided by the Bluhm Family Foundation; Ellen-Blair Chube; Jack and Sandra Guthman; Susie L. Karkomi and Marvin Leavitt; Kovler Family Foundation; Liz and Eric Lefkofsky; Gael Neeson, Edlis Neeson Foundation; Carol Prins and John Hart; and the Terra Foundation for American Art.

Generous support is provided by Dr. Anita Blanchard and Martin Nesbitt; Diane Kahan; Cheryl and Eric McKissack; Stephanie and Neil Murray; D. Elizabeth Price and Lou Yecies; the Rennie Collection, Vancouver; Nathaniel Robinson; and Joyce Yaung and Matt Bayer.

This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Major support for Gary Simmons: Public Enemy is provided by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

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