Museum of Contemporary Art's artEdge gala

Museum of Contemporary Art's artEdge gala

Wolfgang Puck and Corey Fuller, executive chef at the Museum of Contemporary Art's Puck Cafe. "This is a big gala — I love this museum," said Mr. Puck, who flew to Chicago to oversee catering for the event.

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Museum of Contemporary Art's artEdge gala

Gala co-chairs Penny Pritzker and Bryan Traubert.

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Museum of Contemporary Art's artEdge gala

Charles and Sonya Lampley with gala co-chairs Liza and Marc Brooks. "We raised more than $1 million and in this day and age that's great," said Mr. Brooks, ceo of MKMB Corp., a Chicago-based holding company.

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Museum of Contemporary Art's artEdge gala

Sally Kovler and Casey Benjamin; Ms. Kovler is a life trustee at the MCA.

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Museum of Contemporary Art's artEdge gala

Marquis and Pamela Miller. Mr. Miller, an MCA trustee, is also vice president of field operations at the National Minority Supplier Development Council.

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Museum of Contemporary Art's artEdge gala

Anne Kaplan and King Harris; Ms. Kaplan is an MCA trustee.

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Museum of Contemporary Art's artEdge gala

John Hart, chairman of Hart Davis Hart Wine Co., Chicago, and Carol Prins. Ms. Prins is an MCA trustee.

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Museum of Contemporary Art's artEdge gala

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, honorary co-chair, mingled with guests at the cocktail reception, held in a massive tent behind the Museum of Contemporary Art.

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Museum of Contemporary Art's artEdge gala

Lewis and Susan Manilow. Mr. Manilow, an attorney, is one of the founders of the Museum of Contemporary Art.

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Museum of Contemporary Art's artEdge gala

Honorary gala co-chair Amy Rule; gala co-chairs Don and Anne Edwards; and Ron Levin.

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Museum of Contemporary Art's artEdge gala

Lynn Hauser, Niel Ross and Sara Albrecht. Ms. Albrecht is an MCA trustee.

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Museum of Contemporary Art's artEdge gala

Michelle Boone and Kimberly Patterson.

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Museum of Contemporary Art's artEdge gala

Jack Guthman and Sandra Guthman. Mr. Guthman is partner emeritus at Shefsky & Froelich in Chicago and an MCA trustee. Ms. Guthman is president and chief executive officer of the Polk Bros. Foundation in Chicago.

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Museum of Contemporary Art's artEdge gala

Mayor Emanuel joined co-chairs on stage before dinner. "In 1967, the Picasso went up at Daley Plaza and the MCA opened. Since then we've seen Miro, Dubuffet and the Bean. ... It's why Chicago is second to none," the mayor said, quoting the city's new tourism slogan.

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Museum of Contemporary Art's artEdge gala

MCA Curator Naomi Beckwith.

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