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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.

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.

Smart Radio 87.3 FM

last edited on Fri. July 15 2016

An interview with Jim Duignan of the Stockyard Institute on transforming the Smart Musuem into a radio station.

Fill the Walls: Interpreting Belonging

last edited on Mon. July 11 2016

Take a look at the first week of our summer program, In Anticipation of Belonging. Get a recap of of our initial partner summit and learn about how you can participate in the Smart Radio Station.

An Introduction to ‘In Anticipation of Belonging’

last edited on Thu. June 30 2016

Take a look inside our summer project In Anticipation of Belonging, for which we are partnering with cultural and community collaborators from across Chicago to transform our galleries into a space where we can think critically and creatively together about what it means to 'belong'.