About The Event
Join us for our annual benefit happening on LEAP NIGHT!
DARKROOM includes MoCP’s renowned photography auction featuring important works by contemporary artists from around the world and one-of-a-kind art experiences. Event proceeds support essential MoCP exhibitions, education, and community engagement programs.
The DARKROOM 2024 Co-Chairs are Eszter Borvendeg and Lincoln Schatz.
We will also honor Dawoud Bey with the 2024 Silver Camera Award and Jason Pickleman as the DARKROOM Honoree.
Tickets will go on sale later in 2023. Tickets are:
$500 – VIP – includes Champagne Hour and Conversation with Dawoud Bey on February 29 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. along with a preview event
$250 – Main benefit from 6:30-9 p.m.
$100 – Artists and Educators for main benefit portion
Are you interested in supporting DARKROOM 2024? Please contact Jaclyn Silverman, Development Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eszter Borvendeg and Lincoln Schatz
DARKROOM 2024 Benefit Committee:
Jennifer Koelz Armetta
Suzette Bross Bulley
Claire and Keith Koeneman
Silvia Beltrametti Krehbiel
Leah Missbach Day
Jenny and Joe Shanahan
Maxine and Larry Snider
Susan and Howard Stearn
Auction Artwork By:
Jorge Ariel Escobar
Mark Edward Harris
Cecil McDonald, Jr.
MoCP’s DARKROOM 2024 auction is hosted by Hindman Auctions in collaboration with Live Auctioneers.
* List as of December 2023.
2023 DARKROOM Photo Highlights:
Additional DARKROOM 2023 photos are available at these album links:
Event Highlights Link. Photos by Julie Lucas, Columbia College Chicago Staff Photographer
Step and Repeat Link. Photos by Nathaniel Smith, MoCP student employee
Photo Booth by Fotio