Opening Night: Tribute to Takashi Murakami @ Chicago Athletic Association Hotel, Chicago [19 June]

Opening Night: Tribute to Takashi Murakami

17:30 - 19:30

 Facebook event page
Chicago Athletic Association Hotel
12 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60603
Presented in tandem with the Museum of Contemporary Art’s exhibition, Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg, the Chicago Athletic Association hotel unveils a unique installation inspired by one of Takashi Murakami’s original characters.

To celebrate the unveiling of eponymous octopus of The Octopus Eats Its Own Leg on the hotel’s first floor, the Chicago Athletic Association hotel opens its doors for revelers to toast to Takashi in The Tank for an evening soiree. Complimentary to attend, the evening invites guests to mix and mingle atop the custom installation that was inspired by Takashi Murakami’s MCA exhibition, and enjoy custom cocktails for purchase from Land and Sea Dept. Beverage Director, Paul McGee and Cindy’s Spirit Guide, Nandini Khaund. Alongside Chicago Athletic Association hotel Chef Josh Miyake, Cindy’s Executive Pastry Chef Jove Hubbard, and Chef de Cuisine Keith Potter will also prepare art-inspired delights available for purchase (*cash only).

This event is complimentary with RSVP and open to the public. RSVP does not guarantee entry if event capacity is reached.

We will be playing «Jellyfish Eyes,» a film written and directed by the artist, throughout the evening, with a DJ set by Stefan Ponce.


Through Monday, July 31, Murakami’s giant pink octopus icon is poised to take over The Tank floor, the former Chicago Athletic Association swimming pool space located on the hotel’s first floor. Created by Murakami exclusively for his Chicago show, this character is demonstrative of his signature “Superflat” concept which pairs traditional Japanese painting techniques with a contemporary, animé-inspired aesthetic within a flattened picture plane.

Nestled inside the playful trophy cases inset into the property’s original German Millwork in the Drawing Room, iconic toys from Murakami’s commercial catalog will also be on display with accompanying plush Murakami pieces available for viewing in the fine art cases bridging the Drawing Room and Game Room through Monday, July 31.
Only registered users may comment.
Pass a quick registration or authorization.

Upcoming events @ Chicago Athletic Association Hotel:

The Dive: Dog Night (Yes, Bring Your Dog)
Chicago Athletic Association Hotel
The Dive: Roseanne Trivia & Karaoke
Chicago Athletic Association Hotel
Skate Night Sessions: Queens on Wheels
Chicago Athletic Association Hotel
Chicago Against Puppy Mills Luncheon
Chicago Athletic Association Hotel

The most anticipated events in Chicago :

Night at the Zoo - A 21+ Party at the Lincoln Park Zoo Chicago!
Lincoln Park Zoo
Lady Gaga LIVE in Chicago
Wrigley Field
Stevie Nicks
Ravinia Festival
Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre Chicago
Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out Live!
UIC Pavilion
A Conversation with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Auditorium Theatre
Lincoln Park Zoo Ghost Tours
Lincoln Park Zoo
Harry Potter Party Chicago
México en el Corazón - Millennium Park - Free Admission
Millennium Park
Alanis Morissette
Ravinia Festival
The most popular events in your news feed!