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Historical Context and Origins of the Radical [Re]Constructions installation

by Emmanuel Pratt, 2017–2018 Interpreter in Residence

last edited on Fri. September 15 2017

Emmanuel Pratt writes that The Radical [Re]constructions dinner series is a direct response seeks to cultivate meaningful connections across diverse constituencies and communities to counter the deafening cycle of rhetoric about our city’s ‘chronic urban problems’

Welcome Blanket

by Jayna Zweiman, Artist

last edited on Wed. August 23 2017

Artist Jayna Zweiman asks, "what type of community do we wish to craft?"

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.”