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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

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.

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.

Acquisition Science

last edited on Fri. April 1 2016

Last summer, a very old little green monk went to the University of Chicago Medicine for tests.

The Roster: Evelyn Statsinger

last edited on Tue. February 16 2016

Monster Roster artist Evelyn Statsinger, 1927–2016

Sylvia Sleigh, Lawrence Alloway, and The Turkish Bath

by Alice Kain, Assistant Registrar and Coordinator of Academic Initiatives

last edited on Tue. March 24 2015

A look at Sylvia Sleigh and Lawrence Alloway through the Smart Museum's collection