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Lobby and cafe temporarily closed

last edited on Tue. August 15 2017

The Smart Museum’s lobby and Miriam’s Café will temporarily close for renovations between August 21 and September 11. 

Smart and DuSable museums receive $250,000 grant from Terra Foundation

last edited on Thu. June 29 2017

The Smart Museum of Art and DuSable Museum of African American History have been jointly awarded a $250,000 grant from the Terra Foundation for American Art in support of the special exhibition South Side Stories.

Orianna Cacchione named first Curator of Global Contemporary Art

last edited on Mon. June 26 2017

Orianna Cacchione has been appointed to the newly created position of Curator of Global Contemporary Art at the Smart Museum of Art. 

Classicisms Episode 4: Larry Norman

last edited on Thu. June 22 2017

The Classicisms Podcast captures lectures given in association with the Classicisms exhibition. Our fourth lecture is Larry Norman's, “Fauvel, between Classicism and Romanticism.”

Classicisms Episode 3: Elisabeth Décultot

last edited on Thu. June 22 2017

The Classicisms Podcast captures lectures given in association with the Classicisms exhibition. Our second lecture is Elisabeth Décultot's, “Does neoclassicism exist? History of an aesthetic concept.”

Classicisms Episode 2: Jas’ Elsner

last edited on Thu. May 18 2017

The Classicisms Podcast captures lectures given in association with the Classicisms exhibition. Our second lecture is Jas' Elsner's, “Classicism and the Transmission of Antiquity.”

A Monster Award

last edited on Thu. May 11 2017

Monster Roster catalogue receives Association of Art Museum Curators 2017 Award for Excellence.

Classicisms Episode 1: Salvatore Settis

last edited on Thu. April 20 2017

The Classicisms Podcast captures lectures given in association with the Classicisms exhibition. Our first lecture is Salvatore Settis, “Caravaggio and the Antiquities of Rome.”

Ephemeral Museum

last edited on Mon. March 20 2017

A new pop-up project curated by UChicago students sets the record for briefest exhibition at the Smart: 12 days.

Provenance case study: Kneeling Youth

last edited on Mon. February 20 2017

Researching the provenance of a sculpture by George Minne in the collection