Special Event: The Heller Collection
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The Extraordinary Home and Art Collection of Rich and Beth Heller
Thursday evening, October 6, 2016
5:30 pm-7:00 pm
You will not want to miss this opportunity to meet Dr. Richard and Beth Heller in their stunning West Loop home and explore their outstanding collection of contemporary art. This engaging couple has been collecting works by prominent mid-career and post-emerging contemporary artists since Rich bought his first piece, a Jasper Johns print, while still in medical school.
Both Rich and Beth are extremely active and involved in numerous philanthropic functions within the Chicago arts community. Rich currently serves as acquisition chair of Emerge, the emerging artist acquisition council for the MCA. Get an inside view of their collecting process and their interest in artists dealing with issues of race, gender and identity as well as the meaning of art in contemporary society. Included in their collection are works by Glen Ligon, Jenny Holzer, Kon Trubkovich, Rashid Johnson, as well as a collection of works by Jasper Johns, Jeff Koons and Marilyn Minter.
Wine and light refreshments will be served.
Your participation supports Art Encounter’s ARTiculations: Art & Writing project in Chicago Public Schools