The 35th Annual Columbian Ball
October 3, 2015
The Columbian Ball is one of Chicago’s most successful annual benefits, attracting nearly 1,000 guests from the city’s business, cultural and philanthropic circles. Held in the halls of the 1893 Columbian Exposition’s Palace of Fine Arts, the Museum pays homage to its history as the only remaining building from this iconic world’s fair. MSI remains a destination that fosters innovation and inspiration, and through the Columbian Ball, we remember our past and celebrate the future.
6 p.m. Cocktail Reception | North Portico Tent
7 p.m. Dinner Program Emceed by Chicago’s Own Bill Kurtis | Main Level
10 p.m. Music and Dancing with Our Surprise Spotlight Performance | Main Level, Lower Level and Entry Hall
All proceeds of the Columbian Ball support the MSI Annual Fund, which makes it possible for the Museum to deliver world-class exhibits, hands-on experiences and innovative education programs.
For more information
Please contact Christie Hoyt at (773) 947-3117 or christie.hoyt(at)msichicago.org.
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