RenBen 2017

Sat, Oct 21, 2017
(This event has already happened.)

Half Acre Beer Co.
2050 W. Balmoral Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625

The annual RenBen Gala and Art Auction invites the Renaissance Society’s supporters to come together for a lively evening of food and drink, art and conversation.

Year after year, a successful RenBen bolsters our commitment to artists and their ideas, and ensures that we remain free and open to the public. All proceeds from the event directly benefit the 2017–18 season of exhibitions, events, and publications.

This year’s live auction, conducted by Gary Metzner and Helyn Goldenberg from Sotheby’s, includes works by Sadie Benning, Irena Haiduk, Moshekwa Langa, and Gabriel Sierra. The silent auction features more than 60 works from artists such as Matthew Angelo Harrison, David Benjamin Sherry, Simryn Gill, Rodney Graham, Sara Greenberger Rafferty, Janice Kerbel, Peter Pillar, and more.

The evening features dinner by Chef Nick Schmuck of Real Kitchen Catering and Chef Nick Lacasse of Half Acre Catering. Experimental musician C. Spencer Yeh, who has been part of the Renaissance Society’s concert program in 2007 and 2015, will perform.

All works are currently open for advance bidding on online auction house Paddle8. View artworks.

Tickets are no longer available online. Please contact Colleen Kelly to purchase seats: colleenkelly@uchicago.edu

Jorge Aguilar Cauz and Ugo Alfano Casati
Richard Wright and Valerie Carberry

Host Committee
Marilyn and Larry Fields; David Herro and Jay Franke; Raven Thomas Abdul-Aleem and Zaid Abdul-Aleem; Michael Alper and Helyn Goldenberg; Heiji Choy Black and Brian Black; Anita Blanchard and Martin Nesbitt; Mary Frances Budig and John Hass; Jorge Aguilar Cauz and Ugo Alfano Casati; Vanessa and Rich Copans; Anne Dias; Edlis Neeson Foundation; Nancy Lerner Frej and David Frej; Front Barnett Associates LLC / Laura D. and Marshall B. Front; Mirja and Ted Haffner; Jill Ingrasssia-Zingales and Luigi Zingales; Jennifer and Ashley Keller; Randall S. Kroszner and David Nelson; Liz and Eric Lefkofsky; Ivan Moskowitz and Jolie Nahigian; Sylvia Neil and Dan Fischel; Neil Ross and Lynn Hauser; Glen Saltzberg and Jordana Joseph; Sotheby’s; Donna A. Stone; Margaret Stone; UChicago Arts and the Smart Museum; Anne Van Wart and Michael Keable; David W. Williams and Eric Ceputis; Richard Wright and Valerie Carberry

In Kind Sponsors
Half Acre Beer Co.; Seaberg Picture Framing; Charles Equipment Energy Systems; The Art Fair Company; EXPO CHICAGO; Frost; H2Vino