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Visionary: Celebrating Leadership in the Arts

October 03, 202211:00 am - 1:00 pm

Please note that this event will be held at The Four Seasons Hotel, 120 East Delaware Place.

Judy Chicago and Michael Darling in conversation at 2019 Visionary Luncheon

Women’s Board Visionary Luncheon featuring Judy Chicago, April 30, 2019. Photo: Jeremy Lawson Photography, © MCA Chicago.

Join us for an intimate, momentous conversation between artist Lorna Simpson and the MCA’s Pritzker Director Madeleine Grynsztejn, then celebrate the philanthropic leadership of Northern Trust with the presentation of the Corporate Art Award to Michael O’Grady, Chairman and CEO, on their behalf. 


Proceeds of the Visionary luncheon support the MCA’s Learning and Public Programs. Your support is critical to ensuring that the museum remains a vital site to contemplate contemporary art, culture, and issues of our day. 

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


King Harris, the event cochair, is pleased to partner with the MCA’s Women’s Board to support and host this gathering. This event celebrates women artists with a program featuring Lorna Simpson, one of the most dynamic artists working today. Simpson discusses her work and practice during a curated presentation at the event.

2022 Visionary Honorees

Arts Education Philanthropy Honoree

Michael O’Grady

Michael O’Grady, Chairman and CEO of Northern Trust

Artist Honoree

Lorna Simpson

Photo: James Wang

Visionary Leadership

King Harris
MCA Board of Trustees
Rachel Grund
President, MCA Women’s Board
Marisa Murillo
MCA Women’s Board
Cheryl Seder
MCA’s Women’s Board

Funding & Sponsorship

Presenting Sponsor


Lead Sponsor

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Major Sponsors

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Supporting Sponsors

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Major Sponsors

The Crown Family 

Kenneth C. Griffin 

Carol Prins and John Hart 

Zell Family Foundation 

Supporting Sponsors

Julie and Larry Bernstein 

Andi and Jim Gordon/The Edgewater Funds 

Karen Z. Gray-Krehbiel and John H. Krehbiel, Jr. 

Rachel and David Grund 

Harris Family Foundation 

Anne Kaplan 

Susie Karkomi and Marvin Leavitt 

Kovler Family Foundation 

Liz and Eric Lefkofsky/Cathy Ross and Chris Liguori 

Gael Neeson 

Cari and Michael Sacks 

Cheryl and John Seder 

Karyn and Bill Silverstein 



The Bluhm Family  

Marlene Breslow-Blitstein and Berle Blitstein  

Lois and Steve Eisen 

Helyn Goldenberg and Michael Alper 

Cynthia Hunt and Philip Rudolph  

Yumi and Douglas Ross 

Melissa Grund Sarnoff and David Sarnoff  

Ellen Wallace and Steve Gould 

Joyce Yaung and Matt Bayer