We believe in the power of culture to deepen our understanding, to challenge our preconceptions, and to illuminate our lives.

Our cultural institutions provide a foundation for learning and exploration that helps shape our intellect and identity. Chicago’s museum canon was instrumental to our childhood—with weekends spent stepping through the giant model heart, imagining the tiny underwater worlds that seemed endless behind the glass, hiding-and-seeking in the arms and armor, barnstorming on the wings of a 1917 Jenny. Our gratitude is best expressed by supporting our city’s cultural institutions so that they can continue to bring thought-provoking exhibitions and performances to future generations. 

We work with the Art Institute of Chicago’s Photography Department on acquisitions and exhibition development. Recent acquisitions include major bodies of work by Ed RuschaJames WellingShomei Tomatsu and Zoe Leonard, and Sophie Calle, among others. 

We value organizations using art to explore and advance environmental, cultural, and human rights issues. To spark dialogue and encourage activism through public art, we supported Ai Weiwei: Yours Truly, an award-winning documentary film, and The Gun Violence Memorial Project.

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