Wildcard is a dynamic gala benefitting the Renaissance Society’s 2018-19 program.
Wildcard presents an exclusive evening of artist activations and performances.
Wildcard introduces a new, biennial benefit model for the RenBen.
Wildcard reflects the Ren’s spirit of agility and experimentation.
Wildcard features by Eglė Budvytytė, Irena Haiduk, Pierre Huyghe, Matchess, Pope.L, Mårten Spångberg, and Greg Stimac.
Each year the Renaissance Society hosts a benefit gala and that unites our community of supporters for an evening of art and celebration.
Taking a break from our usual art auction model, which we will return to in 2019, this year the Ren presents Wildcard, an exciting event shaped by artists in one of Chicago’s newest venues. Be prepared to be surprised, delighted, and intrigued by a program especially commissioned for this evening.
The success of our annual fundraiser bolsters our commitment to artists and their ideas, and it ensures that we remain free and open to the public. All proceeds from the event directly benefit the 2018–19 season of exhibitions, events, and publications.
Marilyn* and Larry Fields, Mirja* and Ted Haffner, Anne L. Kaplan, BMO Wealth Management, Edlis Neeson Foundation, Richard Wright* and Valerie Carberry, Raven Thomas Abdul-Aleem* and Zaid Abdul-Aleem, Heiji Choy Black* and Brian Black, Barbara Bluhm-Kaul and Don Kaul, Mary Frances Budig* and John Hass, Jorge Cauz* and Ugo Alfano Casati, Vanessa* and Rich Copans, Nancy Lerner Frej* and David Frej, Front Barnett Associates LLC/Laura D.* and Marshall B. Front, Espen Galtung Døsvig, GCM Grosvenor, Vicki and Bruce Heyman, Michelle and Glenn Holland, Jill Ingrassia-Zingales* and Luigi Zingales, Jordana Joseph and Glen Saltzberg, Jennifer* and Ashley Keller, Sylvia Neil and Daniel R. Fischel, Jane Gullaksen Perfetti, Neil Ross* and Lynn Hauser, Sotheby’s, the Smart Museum of Art and UChicago Arts, Margaret Stone*, Marianne and Goran Strokirk, Anne Van Wart* and Michael Keable, David W. Williams* and Eric Ceputis
*indicates member of Board of Directors
Beverage partners: Tequila Casa Dragones, Half Acre Brewing Company, H2Vino
Gifts of any size are welcome and greatly appreciated.