Neil Bluhm residence tour

The Society for Contemporary Art at The Art Institute of Chicago cordially invites you to a New Member Event to meet the Board and discuss the activities of our group A generous supporter of our museum, Neil Bluhm has been a Trustee since 2004 and a Life Trustee since 2008. A member of the Committee on Contemporary Art, he is also part of the Capital Campaign Executive Committee and the Investment Committee. During the inauguration of the Modern Wing, the Bluhm Family made an indelible mark on the museum by naming the The Bluhm Family Terrace featuring annual commissions of new, site-specific contemporary sculpture located on the rooftop of the Modern Wing’s West Pavilion. Free and open to the public the terrace offers some of the most breathtaking views of the park, city skyline, and lake. An avid collector of modern and contemporary art, Bluhm’s residence houses an extensive collection of paintings, drawings, and sculpture. His signature, early Andy Warhol painting of Elvis Presley (1963) was included in the inaugural installation of contemporary art in the Modern Wing, and his portrait of Professor Zander (1965) an early black-and-white photo painting by Gerhard Richter was included in the Art Institute’s 2002 exhibition Gerhard Richter: 40 Years of Painting (2002). His residence, designed by George Larson and Associates features a stunning glass staircase by James Carpenter and spectacular views of the city and Lake Michigan. This is a members-only event and space is extremely limited. There is no charge for this event.

The Society for Contemporary Art would like to acknowledge our partnership with Sotheby’s for this and upcoming events

Neil Bluhm residence

06:00PM – 08:00PM – Reception
Neil Bluhm residence