The Auxiliary Board of the Art Institute of Chicago

The Auxiliary Board of the Art Institute of Chicago The mission of The Auxiliary Board is to support the Art Institute of Chicago (AIC) through meaningful contributions and by generating future AIC leaders.
As the oldest art auxiliary board in the country, the Auxiliary Board of the Art Institute of Chicago supports three critical areas of the museum: curatorial departments, family programs and general operations. The Auxiliary Board is also known for hosting events that raise awareness of the museum's collection and special exhibitions. This group of 60 young civic and business leaders is committed to fostering an appreciation of the museum's collection with new audiences. Events and programs strive to increase membership and financial support to the museum. Since its inception in 1973, the Auxiliary Board of the Art Institute of Chicago holds itself to the highest standards. Forward-thinking, innovative, and focused members of the Board are dedicated to its continued success and longevity. Through these events and other projects, the Board aims to increase visits, memberships, and financial support for one of Chicago’s finest cultural institutions. This dynamic group of 60 young civic and business leaders is committed to fostering an appreciation of the museum's collection with new audiences. Events and programs strive to increase membership and financial support to the museum.
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The beloved Holiday Treasure Hunt and Tea Party, celebrated its 30th year on December 11. The Treasure Hunt is an annual children’s event that welcomes local area community groups to spend a day exploring the museum, creating art, and celebrating the holidays. The event has grown over the years to accommodate more than 1,000 participants. It is a hallmark of the holiday season for both the Auxiliary Board and for the Art Institute. The Auxiliary Board is also proud to have created a second annual event entitled “Uncorked: A Case for Wine”, which was held at the Racquet Club of Chicago. In its second year, Uncorked greeted about 250 members of Chicago’s young, energetic and entrepreneurial art loving community. The “buzz” around the location and incredible wine and food pairings was well-deserved. All the proceeds from this event benefited the Art Institute. The third annual “Uncorked: A Case for Wine” will occur on February 25, 2012 and will be held at The Casino. In October 2010, the Auxiliary Board celebrated the return of Marc Chagall’s America Windows. Dedicated to the late Mayor Richard J. Daley in 1977 at a ceremony hosted by the Auxiliary Board, the windows were removed from public display in 2005 as construction started on the Modern Wing. The opportunity was taken to clean and restore the windows to their full glory before reinstalling them in a new gallery that celebrates the legacy of public art in Chicago. In addition to hosting the unveiling of the fully restored windows, the Auxiliary Board, along with the Prince Charitable Trusts, funded the conservation efforts. This dynamic group of 60 young civic and business leaders is committed to fostering an appreciation of the museum's collection with new audiences. Events and programs strive to increase membership and financial support to the museum. Membership by invitation only

Mission: The Auxiliary Board sponsors art-centered, signature events and undertaking fundraising initiatives that generate excitement, promote cohesiveness and rally Auxiliary Board members. Please like our page https://www.facebook.com/AuxiliaryBoardoftheAIC Enjoy our YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/user/AICAuxBoard Follow us on Instagram http://instagram.com/auxiliaryboardoftheaic Follow us on Twitter @AICAuxBoard https://twitter.com/AICAuxBoard For more information visit the Art Institute of Chicago website http://www.artic.edu/join-and-give/affiliate-groups/auxiliary-board Contact us via email at [email protected]

Whirligigs, origami, race cars, and color theory at the 2020 Treasure Hunt. All photos by Jaclyn Smith.
03/05/2020

Whirligigs, origami, race cars, and color theory at the 2020 Treasure Hunt. All photos by Jaclyn Smith.

Whirligigs, origami, race cars, and color theory at the 2020 Treasure Hunt. All photos by Jaclyn Smith.

Fantastic excuse to kick off the holiday season with a visit to the galleries. Seasonal favorites also include the Thorn...
11/25/2019

Fantastic excuse to kick off the holiday season with a visit to the galleries. Seasonal favorites also include the Thorne Rooms adorned with festive trimmings including a miniature crèche!

NOVEMBER 29—Join us for the 28th Annual Wreathing of the Lions, Chicago's favorite holiday tradition!

FREE—http://bit.ly/33TcmzH

Enjoy special performances by Chicago Gay Men's Chorus and complimentary hot chocolate while you welcome the holiday season.

Sponsored by Bank of America

Scaffold up Oct 9. Down Nov 9. Very cool look at this now completed larger than life mural located at Erie & Michigan.
11/12/2019
The Evening Associates of the Art Institute of Chicago

Scaffold up Oct 9. Down Nov 9. Very cool look at this now completed larger than life mural located at Erie & Michigan.

Chicago muralist, Jeff Zimmerman, takes on Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe by hand painting a 70 feet by 70 feet mural on Michigan Avenue. Zimmerman used a two-inch-wide brush to blend colors making it appear like a silkscreen. Read more below!

Images: Santiago Covarrubias / The Chicago Sun-Times

Thanks to everyone who joined us for the Studio Party! Before Instagram or Facebook Andy Warhol stated that “a picture m...
09/30/2019

Thanks to everyone who joined us for the Studio Party! Before Instagram or Facebook Andy Warhol stated that “a picture means I know where I was every minute. That’s why I take pictures. It’s a visual diary.” More photos to come...

Mark you calendar for October 20th when Andy Warhol—From A to B and Back Again opens. Tickets are on sale now!

Thanks to everyone who joined us for the Studio Party! Before Instagram or Facebook Andy Warhol stated that “a picture means I know where I was every minute. That’s why I take pictures. It’s a visual diary.” More photos to come...

Mark you calendar for October 20th when Andy Warhol—From A to B and Back Again opens. Tickets are on sale now!

Oh, hello Marilyn! There’s a party. Then there’s a Warhol-ified Studio Party. For the first time ever, the Auxiliary Boa...
09/17/2019

Oh, hello Marilyn!

There’s a party. Then there’s a Warhol-ified Studio Party. For the first time ever, the Auxiliary Board is bringing together (our favorites) for the very first Studio Party, and we’re looking to Marilyn for style inspiration!

Join us at Lacuna Lofts on September 28, and then visit the Art Institute of Chicago when 'Andy Warhol From A to B and Back Again' opens in October––both will be filled with the wit and ephemera of the Factory and we can’t wait!

Get the deets here: https://www.artic.edu/events/4557/the-studio-party #partylikewarhol #AUXStudioparty

TICKETS ON SALE—Andy Warhol, America's most beloved and iconic Pop artist, comes to Chicago on October 20. Tickets are now available!

BUY NOW—http://bit.ly/2k5QFuy

In case you haven’t heard: superstar mixologist Annie Beebe-Tron will be handling drinks at the Studio Party on 9.28! St...
09/12/2019

In case you haven’t heard: superstar mixologist Annie Beebe-Tron will be handling drinks at the Studio Party on 9.28! Stop by and see what they have in store. Hint: there may or may not be gold leaf involved that will bring all of the flash and glamour of Warhol’s Factory parties right to your glass. And can we talk about the Marilyn resemblance!

Tickets are now on sale-
https://www.artic.edu/events/4557/the-studio-party

Pop progenitor Andy Warhol’s work is famous for referencing mass-produced foods, like Campbell’s soup, but he wasn’t muc...
09/11/2019
What Andy Warhol Really Ate

Pop progenitor Andy Warhol’s work is famous for referencing mass-produced foods, like Campbell’s soup, but he wasn’t much of a foodie! Check out his complicated relationship with what he ate and get a head start on dreaming of what our take on Warhol-inspired food will look like at our Studio Party on 9.28.

The Studio Party- tickets are on sale now! Reserve your spot at: https://www.artic.edu/events/4557/the-studio-party

The new Burger King ad campaign tells us to #EatLikeAndy. But did the Pop artist really eat hamburgers?

09/05/2019
The Evening Attraction

Fresh tracks anticipated from The Evening Attraction— the Studio Party headliner! Ready to groove? Come party with us the Studio Party. Good art, tunes & cocktails. Tickets: http://bit.ly/2QewjuA

⚡️Coming atcha this week!⚡️

#TEA #theeveningattraction

Aug 6 - Happy Birthday to Andy Warhol - today’s the day! You can now buy tickets to the Studio Party! Score your tickets...
08/06/2019

Aug 6 - Happy Birthday to Andy Warhol - today’s the day! You can now buy tickets to the Studio Party! Score your tickets ASAP, because who isn't trying to make 2019 one to remember?!

Tickets: https://www.artic.edu/events/4557/the-studio-party

Got Warhol on the brain after hearing about the Studio Party?  Take a look into the elusive world of Andy Warhol’s Facto...
07/30/2019
Tales From the Warhol Factory

Got Warhol on the brain after hearing about the Studio Party? Take a look into the elusive world of Andy Warhol’s Factory and save the date for September 28! Tickets go on sale August 6 (Andy's birthday)!

In each of three successive spaces called the Factory, Andy Warhol created movies, paintings, time capsules and psychosexual dramas with a half-life of many decades. Here his collaborators recall the places, the times and the man.

"Andy Warhol - From A to B and Back Again" opens at the Art Institute of Chicago this fall and the Auxiliary Board is th...
07/25/2019
Andy Warhol–From A to B and Back Again | The Art Institute of Chicago

"Andy Warhol - From A to B and Back Again" opens at the Art Institute of Chicago this fall and the Auxiliary Board is the Lead Affiliate sponsor! However, there's no need to wait until October for a good show. Save the date for the Studio Party on Saturday, September 28, 8p-12a at Lacuna Lofts. More details are coming soon!

Featuring more than 350 works, this exhibition offers a new view of the beloved and iconic American Pop artist.

The Auxiliary Board of the Art Institute of Chicago's cover photo
03/29/2019

The Auxiliary Board of the Art Institute of Chicago's cover photo

A big Thank You from the Auxiliary Board of the Art Institute of Chicago to Tory Burch and all their wonderful staff for...
12/12/2018

A big Thank You from the Auxiliary Board of the Art Institute of Chicago to Tory Burch and all their wonderful staff for a fun evening of viewing their holiday collection.

A big Thank You from the Auxiliary Board of the Art Institute of Chicago to Tory Burch and all their wonderful staff for a fun evening of viewing their holiday collection.

Thx @NPR: Gratitude is good for your health! Happy 🦃 from the Aux board! NPR story in bio & https://n.pr/2jRZg3H
11/22/2018

Thx @NPR: Gratitude is good for your health! Happy 🦃 from the Aux board! NPR story in bio & https://n.pr/2jRZg3H

Exploring 17th century Japan’s “Floating World” at the #AIC #ukiyo-e (HT: Weston Collection for sharing!) @ The Art Inst...
11/14/2018

Exploring 17th century Japan’s “Floating World” at the #AIC #ukiyo-e (HT: Weston Collection for sharing!) @ The Art Institute of Chicago

Cheers to Buccellati Milan for celebrating the 5th Anniversary of their Chicago store. Thank you for inviting @Auxiliary...
10/26/2018

Cheers to Buccellati Milan for celebrating the 5th Anniversary of their Chicago store. Thank you for inviting @AuxiliaryBoardoftheaic, we're so grateful for your support as an Auxiliary Board Collaborator!

Thank you again for joining the Auxiliary Board last month at its 45th anniversary party! We are grateful for your suppo...
03/08/2018

Thank you again for joining the Auxiliary Board last month at its 45th anniversary party! We are grateful for your support.

February 10, 2018
Art Institute of Chicago
Chair Patrick Wood-Prince
Co-Chairs Wendy Franzen, Roxy Goebel, and Tommy Miller

Decor by Kehoe Designs

Photos by Robert Kusel

February 10, 2018Art Institute of ChicagoChair Patrick Wood-Prince Co-Chairs Wendy Franzen, Roxy Goebel, and Tommy Mille...
03/08/2018

February 10, 2018
Art Institute of Chicago
Chair Patrick Wood-Prince
Co-Chairs Wendy Franzen, Roxy Goebel, and Tommy Miller

Decor by Kehoe Designs

Photos by Robert Kusel

February 10, 2018
Art Institute of Chicago
Chair Patrick Wood-Prince
Co-Chairs Wendy Franzen, Roxy Goebel, and Tommy Miller

Decor by Kehoe Designs

Photos by Robert Kusel

The Auxiliary Board of the Art Institute of Chicago is thankful for the 400 guests who turned out to raise funds to supp...
02/25/2018
AIC Auxiliary Board’s 45th anniversary - SPLASH

The Auxiliary Board of the Art Institute of Chicago is thankful for the 400 guests who turned out to raise funds to support the museum.

Wendy Franzen, Roxy Goebel and more gathered Feb. 10 to celebrate the Art Institute of Chicago's Auxiliary Board's 45th anniversary.

Last chance to buy tickets for Saturday!Tickets - http://bit.ly/2nDWaiM
02/05/2018

Last chance to buy tickets for Saturday!

Tickets - http://bit.ly/2nDWaiM

SATURDAY—Join us for the Auxiliary Board After Party as we celebrate the 45th anniversary of one of the oldest and most recognized charitable boards of its kind in the nation.

TICKETS—http://bit.ly/2nDWaiM

Thank you for supporting and attending the annual Treasure Hunt and Tea Party! Wishing you and your family a happy holid...
12/13/2017

Thank you for supporting and attending the annual Treasure Hunt and Tea Party! Wishing you and your family a happy holiday season.

December 10, 2017
Art Institute of Chicago
Co-Chairs Francesca Connell, Joseph Fitzgerald, Jennifer Hamood, and Michael Patterson

Photos by Robert F. Kusel

Ready for Treasure Hunt & Tea Party 2017 this Sunday?  #AIC
12/07/2017

Ready for Treasure Hunt & Tea Party 2017 this Sunday? #AIC

BRR!  Artist Robert Lebron pays tribute to winter at the #AIC (American, 1928–2013). Hat-Tip ArtNet.com
11/23/2017

BRR! Artist Robert Lebron pays tribute to winter at the #AIC (American, 1928–2013). Hat-Tip ArtNet.com

We look forward to seeing you in the galleries on December 10th!
11/21/2017

We look forward to seeing you in the galleries on December 10th!

DECEMBER 10—36th Annual Holiday Treasure Hunt and Tea Party

Join us for a one-of-a-kind exploration of art during this festive family tradition.

TICKETS—http://bit.ly/2mPrHQI

This festive family tradition includes fascinating stories about works of art and an array of fun activities, including a stop by the historic Stock Exchange Trading Room for a Tea Party featuring delicious refreshments and live entertainment.

Presented by the Auxiliary Board of the Art Institute of Chicago.

#TBT to a cold #AIC winter in 1925!
11/16/2017

#TBT to a cold #AIC winter in 1925!

Don't be spooked! Treasure Hunt & Tea Party 2017 is Dec 10th at the #AIC! Ticket Link in Bio! (Thx FreakingNews.com for ...
10/31/2017

Don't be spooked! Treasure Hunt & Tea Party 2017 is Dec 10th at the #AIC! Ticket Link in Bio! (Thx FreakingNews.com for Image!)

Did you know Claude Monet got started painting caricatures of his Teachers?  Keep doodling! #MonetMonday  #MCM Gallery 2...
10/23/2017

Did you know Claude Monet got started painting caricatures of his Teachers? Keep doodling! #MonetMonday #MCM Gallery 243

Parents! Ride on to Treasure Hunt & Tea Party 2017, December 10th at the AIC! Purchase tickets here: artic.edu/treasureh...
10/10/2017

Parents! Ride on to Treasure Hunt & Tea Party 2017, December 10th at the AIC! Purchase tickets here: artic.edu/treasurehunt

Your valiant waiting is almost over!  Treasure Hunt & Tea Party Tickets on sale tomorrow!  Hat tip to The Deering Family...
10/09/2017

Your valiant waiting is almost over! Treasure Hunt & Tea Party Tickets on sale tomorrow! Hat tip to The Deering Family Galleries at #AIC !

The Auxiliary Board is featured in Sheridan Road Magazine this month. Take a look!
10/05/2017
Artful Impact

The Auxiliary Board is featured in Sheridan Road Magazine this month. Take a look!

Marc Chagall’s America Windows, 1977, Stained Glass. Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago: A gift of Marc Chagall, the City ...

Quit Horsin' around! Save Dec 10th for Treasure Hunt & Tea Party 2017! Stay tuned for ticket info! #AIC #artinstituteofc...
10/01/2017

Quit Horsin' around! Save Dec 10th for Treasure Hunt & Tea Party 2017! Stay tuned for ticket info! #AIC #artinstituteofchicago

Dont Harp on it! Save the date for Treasure Hunt and Tea Party 2017: Sunday December 10th!
09/18/2017

Dont Harp on it! Save the date for Treasure Hunt and Tea Party 2017: Sunday December 10th!

Hard at work prepping for Treasure Hunt and Tea Party on December 10th!  artic.edu/treasurehunt
09/12/2017

Hard at work prepping for Treasure Hunt and Tea Party on December 10th! artic.edu/treasurehunt

#TBT to Treasure Hunt's Past!  Saddle up for another round at the #AIC on December 10th! #artinstituteofchicago
08/31/2017

#TBT to Treasure Hunt's Past! Saddle up for another round at the #AIC on December 10th! #artinstituteofchicago

Treasure Hunt & Tea Party '17 is galloping toward the AIC this December!  Hat tip: Deering Family Galleries of Medieval ...
08/29/2017

Treasure Hunt & Tea Party '17 is galloping toward the AIC this December! Hat tip: Deering Family Galleries of Medieval Art, Arms, and Armor.

06/28/2017
Thank you Tory Burch for hosting the Auxiliary Board of the Art Institute of Chicago and our guests this evening. Tory B...
05/11/2017

Thank you Tory Burch for hosting the Auxiliary Board of the Art Institute of Chicago and our guests this evening. Tory Burch Tory Burch.

Thank you, Chicago Splash!
03/07/2017
Chicago Splash

Thank you, Chicago Splash!

Vino lovers raised their paddles for wine at The Auxiliary Board of the Art Institute of Chicago's annual bash

Hosted by the Auxiliary Board of the Art Institute of Chicago at Venue OneCo-Chaired Matt Curley, Scott Glauberman, Eliz...
03/01/2017

Hosted by the Auxiliary Board of the Art Institute of Chicago at Venue One

Co-Chaired Matt Curley, Scott Glauberman, Elizabeth Jones, and Steve Somogyi

Decor by Jeffrey Foster for Event Creative

Photos by Robert Kusel

Hosted by the Auxiliary Board of the Art Institute of Chicago at Venue One

Co-Chaired Matt Curley, Scott Glauberman, Elizabeth Jones, and Steve Somogyi

Decor by Jeffrey Foster for Event Creative

Photos by Robert Kusel

The Room in waiting....
02/26/2017

The Room in waiting....

The Auxiliary Board of the Art Institute of Chicago's cover photo
02/11/2017

The Auxiliary Board of the Art Institute of Chicago's cover photo

02/11/2017

Tickets are still available for the 8th annual Uncorked: A Case for Wine on February 25th at 6 pm! Call (312) 443-3674 to reserve your tickets today.

02/11/2017

Tickets are still available for the 8th annual Uncorked: A Case for Wine on February 25th at 6 pm! Call (312) 443-3674 to reserve your tickets today.

02/11/2017

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About the Auxiliary Board of the Art Institute of Chicago

Founded in 1973, the Auxiliary Board of the Art Institute of Chicago is the oldest and most recognized charitable board of its kind in the nation. The board comprises approximately 60 accomplished professionals who represent a broad cross section of Chicago’s civic, corporate, and philanthropic leadership. Forward-thinking, innovative, and focused, Auxiliary Board members are dedicated to the continued success and longevity of the museum.

From highlighting the distinct visions and histories that make Chicago such a vital and complex city to exploring rich traditions across the globe, the Auxiliary Board Exhibition Endowment allows the Art Institute to present exhibitions that demonstrate its identity as a mirror of our local community and a window to the wider world.

Through exhibitions such as Andy Warhol—From A to B and Back Again, programs, resources and partnerships, the Art Institute of Chicago champions the role of art and culture in people’s lives, promotes access and equitable participation in the museum, fosters critical and creative thinking, and collaborates to strengthen the life of our city.

In October 2010, the Auxiliary Board celebrated the return of Marc Chagall’s America Windows. Dedicated to the late Mayor Richard J. Daley in 1977 at a ceremony hosted by the Auxiliary Board, the windows were removed from public display in 2005 as construction started on the Modern Wing. The opportunity was taken to clean and restore the windows to their full glory before reinstalling them in a new gallery that celebrates the legacy of public art in Chicago. In addition to hosting the unveiling of the fully restored windows, the Auxiliary Board, along with the Prince Charitable Trusts, funded the conservation efforts.

We invite you to support our commitment to exhibitions, among the Art Institute’s most enduring contributions to the city of Chicago. Through all its events and activities, the Auxiliary Board works to support the Art Institute with meaningful financial contributions, identifies and cultivates future museum leaders, and strives to engage Chicago’s many distinct communities. Amplify and cultivate your community relationships through the Auxiliary Board of the Art Institute of Chicago. If you are would like to learn more about the introduction and interview process and/or the board, please contact the Auxiliary Board office at (312) 443-3674 or [email protected].

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