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By a Series of Curious Crab-like Motions

by Michael O'Malley

last edited on Wed. October 22 2014

On a crisp October day in 1974, a few hundred members of the University community and the Chicago art world assembled under a large tent on campus to dedicate the new David and Alfred Smart Gallery.

Sculptura in Horto

by Michael O'Malley

last edited on Tue. October 21 2014

The history of the Vera and A. D. Elden Sculpture Garden

More Invitation than Explanation: Writing a Label

by Michael O'Malley

last edited on Wed. October 15 2014

We took a different approach to label-writing for our 40th anniversary exhibition Carved, Cast, Crumpled.

Not Simply to Dwell on the Past

by Michael O'Malley

last edited on Mon. October 13 2014

A Chicago Tonight feature on WTTW highlights the transformation of the Smart for our 40th anniversary. 

Smart Alumni: Liz Siegel

last edited on Thu. October 9 2014

Q&A wth Liz Siegel, Associate Curator of Photography, Art Institute of Chicago

Mostly They’re Having Lunch

by Michael O'Malley

last edited on Wed. October 8 2014

There is at least one piece of art at the Smart Museum that you can sit on: Scott Burton's Bench and Table.

Happy Birthday David Smart!

by Michael O'Malley

last edited on Mon. October 6 2014

Over the weekend, David Smart (1892–1952), would have turned 122.

Smart Fest: Photos

last edited on Wed. October 1 2014

Photo recap of Smart Fest opening celebration.

From ‘Almost Accidental’ to Smart: A History of Campus Arts Facilities

by Michael O'Malley

last edited on Wed. October 1 2014

A brief history of art facilities at the University of Chicago.

What is GalleryX?

by Michael O'Malley

last edited on Tue. September 30 2014

GalleryX is a temporary space constructed in the middle of the museum during our 40th anniversary year.