Chicago-based artist Dylan Fish leads exclusive tour and conversation with local artist Judy Ledgerwood, followed by intimate reception with art-inspired dishes and cocktails.
Travelle at The Langham hosts a one-of-a-kind hotel art tour followed by a reception. The hotel, which resides within the historic 52-story riverfront AMA Plaza, has a long-standing connection to art, with various works on display throughout the building. The Langham, Chicago was designed by the renowned architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Mies’ spirit is especially prevalent in the hotel’s ground-floor lobby, which was designed as a tribute by his architect grandson Dirk Lohan.
The event begins with a glass of sparkling wine and amuse bouche at the bar. The art tour covers five pieces of art within the hotel and is led by Chicago-based artist and Chicago Private Tours docent Dylan Fish. Each artist on the tour was purposefully selected based on binding principles that interlock the past, present, and future characteristics of the hotel. Additionally, many of the artists have a relationship with Chicago, and this artistic narrative will be explored throughout the tour. Hidden gems paying tribute to the city and special works commissioned especially for the hotel will also be highlighted.
The tour will include a special appearance from local abstract painter Judy Ledgerwood – whose painting is on display at the hotel – will speak about her artwork and inspirations.
Following the tour, guests enjoy a reception featuring passed art-inspired savory bites from Chef Jeff Vucko and cocktails from Mixologist Slava Borisov, including menu favorites from the recent Andy Warhol menu.
The savory bites for the reception will include the following:
- Roasted Beet with bresaola, fennel aioli, and pistachio
- Chicken Liver Mousse with concord grape gelee, rosemary creme fraiche, and sprouted wheat crumble
- Kampachi Crudo with ponzu and granny smith apple
- Country Pate with quail egg, pickled onion, whole grain mustard, and chervil
- Lobster Bisque Shooter with brioche and gruyere
Thursday, February 27 at 5:30 p.m.
$90 per person, including tax and gratuity
Space is very limited; please purchase tickets via Eventbrite or call 312.923.7705