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Many of you art buffs know that Picasso has strong roots in Chicago: the famed Daley center statue known to many Chicagoans as just The Picasso, was a gift to the city from the artist himself; Picasso's first US exhibition was held here at the Art Institute, and his first solo show was held at the Arts Club of Chicago. But what's more dazzling than Picasso's Chicago ties, is the fact that you can get to see his work in a new light at the Art Institute's Night Heist gala, taking place this evening, April 26.
Night Heist is the annual fundraising gala of the Evening Associates of the Art Institute. The popular after dark event brings young professionals and avid art enthusiasts to the Art Institute to celebrate art in the sexiest way possible--with a fab cocktail dress and a drink in hand. Each year, the gala has a theme, and this year's theme is...you guessed it: Picasso. The cubist master will be feted in all of his glory, from the themed cocktails to the entertainment to the patrons wearing their wackiest frocks, in homage to the man who made "rearranging your face" totally beautiful. You can purchase tix here.
· Night Heist [The Art Institute of Chicago]