Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel
221 North Columbus Drive
This year’s Renaissance Society gala and art auction will honor Susanne Ghez’s remarkable 40 years
of leadership. Driven by curiosity, intelligence, and a profound respect for the artist, Ghez’s work
has had a lasting impact on Chicago and the larger arts community.
This year’s auction of over 60 works features a selection of artists Ghez championed early in
their careers – including Robert Gober, Kerry James Marshall, Matt Saunders, Yutaka Sone and Kara Walker.
The auction will also introduce some of today’s most compelling international artists to Chicago,
including Nina Beier (Denmark), Mathew Cerletty (New York), Edith Dekyndt (Belgium), Tomoo
Gokita (Japan), Kaspar Müller (Switzerland), Henrik Olesen (Germany), and many more.
The on-line preview opens August 15, and advance bids will be accepted.
For more information, please contact Lori Bartman, Director of Development, at 773-702-8670 or