And 50k was along for the journey as a founding sponsor. Fast forward to today, and we’re staying a driving force for the museum each year. From those humble beginnings, our impactful public-private partnership has led to more than 19 free exhibitions and 175+ programs throughout the years. Last year alone, the museum engaged nearly 27,000 visitors and moved into a permanent gallery space.
Recent Initiatives: (1) Postcards to Chicago 2020, view video; (2) Great Ideas of Humanity: Passing the Torch 2020; (3) All-City Visual Arts Exhibitions 2020; (4) Setting the Stage: Objects of Chicago Theatre 2020; (5) Keep Moving: Designing Chicago’s Bicycle Culture 2019 — visit designchicago.org to learn more.
As a creative agency, we care about the culture in our city—and around the nation. Because of that, the DMC’s mission to educate, inspire, and innovate through design is close to our hearts.
Tanner Woodford is the founder and executive director at the museum and a member of the Chicago Public Arts Council. He’s a respected designer, educator and entrepreneur, and his leadership has undoubtedly strengthened our relationship throughout the years.
Founder and Executive Director — Design Museum of Chicago
From a recent exhibit, Great Ideas of Humanity: Passing the Torch (2020) to the Inaugural Pop-Up (2012), which featured works from Debbie Millman, Ed Fella, and celebrated IBM 100, The Design Museum of Chicago has offered inspiring and free events to the public.
Since the beginning, 50k has collaborated with The Design Museum of Chicago in a number of exciting ways, and in 2016, we humbly accepted an invitation to contribute a body of work to the ongoing series: Great Ideas of Humanity.
We’re hoping to impact generations to come, and donations are an important part of sustaining a nonprofit. 50k supports the DMC with an annual match of $10k, and we encourage you to join us. Every dollar counts.