As the art museum of the University of Chicago, the Smart Museum of Art takes a distinctly interdisciplinary approach to the collection, display, and interpretation of art. Founded in 1974, the Smart is home to acclaimed special exhibitions and a permanent collection that spans five thousand years of artistic creation. Working in close collaboration with scholars from the University of Chicago, the Smart has established itself as a leading academic art museum and an engine of adventurous thinking about the visual arts and their place in society.
Read more about the Smart's recent activities in our biennial report. The 2010–2012 Bulletin is now available online and details the Museum’s exhibitions, programs, acquisitions, and generous supporters over the last two years.
The Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago opens the world through art and ideas.
The Smart Museum’s programs and general operations are supported in part by Smart Partners; the Smart Family Foundation; the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; the Audrey and Michael Wyatt Art Education Fund; the Eloise W. Martin Fund; the Office of the Provost, The University of Chicago; the Polk Bros. Foundation; and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.
The Sahmat Collective
February 14–June 9, 2013
Explore art and activism in the world's most populous democracy, India.
The Smart's biennial report is now available online. The Bulletin details the Museum's exhibitions, programs, acquisitions, and generous supporters over the last two years.