Matthew Armstrong

Matthew Armstrong is the curator of the Lightyear Capital art collection and art advisor to financier Donald Marron. Lightyear Capital?s collection encompasses more than one hundred works of art since 1950, including works by artists such as Franz Kline, Cy Twombly, Jasper Johns and Ellsworth Kelly as well as younger artists such as John Currin, Neo Rauch, Tom Friedman, Brice Marden and Richard Phillips. Featuring primarily paintings and works on paper, the collection has expanded to include some photography and video. The private collection of Donald Marron showcases works by Modern Masters of the early 20th Century: Picasso, Leger, Matisse, and Klee. Armstrong received a B.A. from Columbia University and an M.A. from New York University?s Institute of Fine Arts. He worked at the Museum of Modern Art and at Christie’s and has taught art history at Cornell, Hunter College, and at New York University. Before becoming curator of Lightyear Capital?s collection he served as the curator of the PaineWebber and UBS art collections. Please join us for what promises to be an extraordinary evening. Parking is available in the MCA garage. Please use the enclosed reservation card or call Whitney Moeller at 312.443.3630 to make your reservation. All reservations must be made by Wednesday, 1 February 2006. The Society for Contemporary Art would like to acknowledge our partnership with Sotheby?s for this and upcoming events

Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 East Chicago

05:30PM – Reception
Robert B. and Beatrice C. Mayer Education Cen
Members – $60
Non-Members – $60

06:30PM – Lecture
MCA Theater

07:30PM – Dining
Puck?s at the MCA