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News and stories at the Smart.

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

Provenance case study: Mirr

last edited on Mon. February 13 2017

Researching the provenance of a sculpture by Hans Arp in the collection

Provenance case study: Merz

last edited on Mon. February 6 2017

Researching the provenance of an untitled work by Kurt Schwitters in the collection

Provenance Research

last edited on Tue. January 31 2017

A report on a yearlong research project into the ownership history of approximately 150 objects in the Smart Museum's collection

Alison Gass appointed Dana Feitler Director

last edited on Mon. January 9 2017

Alison Gass, a leading curator of contemporary art and a senior leader at university museums, has been appointed the director of the University of Chicago’s Smart Museum of Art

The Guttmans and their Collection

last edited on Thu. October 27 2016

Lester and Betty Guttman’s love of photography was not theoretical; it was embedded in their daily lives.

You Belong

last edited on Thu. September 8 2016

A thank you to our summer collaborators who helped us develop In Anticipation of Belonging.

Teen Arts Council Dopecents® at the Smart

by Teen Arts Council

last edited on Fri. August 26 2016

For two weeks of this summer’s Teen Arts Council internship, these teens were in “residency” at the Smart Museum of Art. Here are some of their reflections on the experience.

Summer 2016 Odyssey High School Program Concludes at Hyde Park Art Center

by Jared Spitz, Summer Intern with The Odyssey Project - High School Program

last edited on Wed. August 17 2016

Odyssey Scholars deliver culminating presentations from their summer research projects on Patric McCoy’s personal art collection, working in partnership with the Smart Museum.