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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.

Constructing Home: An interview with Red Line Service

last edited on Wed. August 17 2016

An interview with Rhoda Rosen & Billy McGuinness of Red Line Service on the Red Line Speaker Series, the Summer Festival, and the installation Home.

The Leveraged Gift

by Max Koss, PhD candidate at the University of Chicago and Samuel H. Kress Foundation Provenance Research Fellow

last edited on Mon. August 15 2016

University of Chicago PhD candidate, Max Koss, explains how the Kress Foundation's 1973 gift, secured by Edward Maser, helped shape the Smart Museum’s collection and status as an exemplary teaching institution.

New Slaves

by George Wells, Odyssey Scholar

last edited on Thu. August 4 2016

Poetry produced by George Wells of the Odyssey Institute in conjunction with the project, In Anticipation of Belonging.

United We Stand

by Jayla Reed, Odyssey Scholar

last edited on Thu. August 4 2016

Poetry produced by Jayla Reed of the Odyssey Institute in conjunction with the project, In Anticipation of Belonging.