Jeff Koons Speaks at Art Institute of Chicago Woman’s Board Lecture-Luncheon

Before the record breaking art pieces sold by top galleries and collected by the ultra wealthy,  rich and famous, before the multiple brand collaborations, Jeff Koons earned his stripes at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago which he attended from 1975-1976. One of the schools most recognized, not just in the art world, was back at his old stomping grounds on Thursday October 4 for the 2018 edition of the Woman’s Board of the Art Institute of Chicago Lecture Luncheon.

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Karen Z. Gray-Krehbiel, Jeff Koons, Cathy Busch, Betsy Rosenfield

 

The event, co-chaired by Managing Director of Christie’s Chicago Cathy Busch and Karen Z. Gray-Krehbiel, raised funds that will provide critical support for the the museum’s Learning and Public Engagement initiatives. Over 600 people were in attendance at the lecture in the Rubloff Auditorium, which was followed by a Q&A with Koons and James Rondeau, President and Eloise W. Martin Director of the Art Institute of Chicago.  VIP guests were treated to a meet and greet with the artist and lunch inside Griffin court. The Woman’s Board underwrote tickets for School of the Art Institute of Chicago students to attend this event free of charge.

 

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Karen Z. Gray-Krehbiel, Cathy Busch, Betsy Rosenfield

 

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Toni Canada, Jeff Koons

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Gloria Groom, Jeff Koons

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Betsy Rosenfield, Jeff Koons, Andrew Rosenfield, Zak Rosenfield

 

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The Department of Learning and Public Engagement leads the Art Institute’s continuing efforts to ignite engagement with art and with the museum while fostering learning among broad and diverse audiences.  The department also strives to make art central to people’s lives and strengthen the creative fabric of Chicago.

 

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Bolaji Sosan
Bolaji Sosan

pronounced: Boh-la-jee, like the Bellagio but w/o the O. SLC Founder and Editor, loves to write about topics at the intersection of career and lifestyle for today's young professional and future leaders.

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