Shapiro Award Dinner

The Joseph R. Shapiro Award

Returning in spring 2019. Please check back for updates on the award and honoree. 

The Joseph R. Shapiro Award honors the vision and connoisseurship of Chicago’s most distinguished collectors of art. The award is named in memory of philanthropist and "dean of Chicago collectors" Joseph R. Shapiro (1904–1996), who was an alumnus of the University of Chicago, a life trustee of the Art Institute of Chicago, and the founding president of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago.

Proceeds from the award dinner support the full range of the Smart Museum's educational and cultural mission and help ensure that the Museum is always free and open to all.

Past honorees