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Michigan Avenue - 2017 - Issue 4 - Fall - LauraLinney

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INVITED 56 MICHIGANAVEMAG.COM PHOTOGRAPHY BY BRAXTON BLACK FOR JEREMY LAWSON PHOTOGRAPHY, MAGGIE RIFE PONCE, MARIA PONCE/(C) MCA CHICAGO (MCA); JEFF SCHEAR (SPORTS CARS) Kerry James Marshall and Cheryl Lynn Bruce Allison Rojas and Marc Ecko Theaster Gates and Allen Turner Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Takashi Murakami, and Madeleine Grynsztejn Kimbal Musk Janelle Monáe Hebru Brantley MCA ARTEDGE 50 The Museum of Contemporary Art toasted its 50th birthday and the debut of its latest exhibition, "Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg," with a star-studded bash. Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Kerry James Marshall, and Hebru Brantley were among the notable attendees to fête Murakami, who treated guests to a special preview of his retrospective before the evening's elegant tented dinner in Lake Shore Park. After remarks by MCA Director Madeleine Grynsztejn and a video message by the evening's musical curator, Pharrell, Janelle Monáe closed out the soirée with a spirited performance for the crowd of more than 600. Jerry Bern Michael Lerner, Les Coney, and Thad Wong Raquel Raies Kevin Berg David Flom Attendees toasted to a successful afternoon. STEAK, SCOTCH, CIGARS, AND SPORTS CARS Michigan Avenue hosted a VIP crowd at the Autobahn Country Club for an exclusive day of driving and dining. Guests spent the afternoon logging laps with the Joliet race track's exotic fleet of sports cars before retiring to a seated dinner catered by Chicago Cut Steakhouse and toasting the day with glasses of Terlato Wines and The Macallan whiskies. During the Chicago Helicopter Experience- sponsored afternoon, attendees also browsed luxe looks from Burdi and Marshall Pierce & Company. Larry Gagosian Rino Burdi

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