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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

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.