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Night at the Museum

| July 30, 2012 | Parties National

THE PARTY The Art Institute of Chicago’s Woman’s Board threw two back-to-back parties in one spectacular night to celebrate the opening of Roy Lichtenstein: A Retrospective, the largest exhibition to date of the American Pop artist. THE SCENE Gala co-chairs Caryn Harris and Stephanie Field Harris welcomed 600 guests—donning colorful black-tie ensembles, naturally—who enjoyed hors d’oeuvres and cocktails while previewing the 160 works in the exhibit. The stunning décor by Bill Heffernan had attendees literally stopping in their high-heeled tracks on their way to Griffin Court of the Modern Wing for a Blue Plate-catered seated dinner around mirrored tabletops and dramatic centerpieces. THE HIGHLIGHTS After snagging gift bags provided by Graff that contained T-shirts featuring Lichtenstein’s The Ring, attendees headed to Crash the Gala, the official after-party hosted by Ikram Goldman at Terzo Piano—which was beautifully decorated by Tom Kehoe—where 400 after-party guests were already dancing to the tunes of DJ Jesse De La Pena (in part, thanks to the Absolut vodka bar, we’re guessing). Bon Appétit’s late-night bites—pizza, popcorn, ice cream and, yes, bacon—couldn’t have come at a better time! Photos by Bob Carl and Dan Rest


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