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Photo Flash: First Look at The Art Institute of Chicago's Snap Gala

This year's Snap Gala, benefiting the Photography Gala Fund-the largest single source of acquisitions support for photography at the Art Institute-was a record-breaking success. On Saturday, October 19, guests were awed by the elegant, glowing centerpieces featuring vintage slides, as well as a curtain of slides hanging from the second floor balcony made by INDO (http://theindoprojects.com/). Attendees posed in sets of classic photographs from the Art Institute's acclaimed permanent collection during cocktail hour, as well as photo booths during dessert. Alexander Gilkes-Chief Auctioneer, Phillips and Founder, Paddle 8-ran a lively and theatrical auction that capped off the evening.

Check out the photos below!

Photo Credit: Fab Photo

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Photo Flash: First Look at The Art Institute of Chicago's Snap Gala
INDO team in front of slide curtain

Photo Flash: First Look at The Art Institute of Chicago's Snap Gala
Tony Tasset, Gaylen Gerber, Janine Mileaf

Photo Flash: First Look at The Art Institute of Chicago's Snap Gala
Pam Weston, Douglas Druick, and Barbara Bluhm-Kaul

Photo Flash: First Look at The Art Institute of Chicago's Snap Gala
Alexander Gilkes/auction

Photo Flash: First Look at The Art Institute of Chicago's Snap Gala
Greg Cameron and Dia Weil

Photo Flash: First Look at The Art Institute of Chicago's Snap Gala
Richard Wright, Valerie Carberry, Greg Jacobs, Solveig Ovstebo


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