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News and stories at the Smart.

Groundbreaking Ceremony

by Michael O'Malley

last edited on Thu. October 30 2014

On October 29, 1971, four speeches were given at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Smart Gallery and the Cochrane-Woods Art Center

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

This Day in History

by Michael O'Malley

last edited on Wed. September 17 2014

Next month, the Smart celebrates its 40th anniversary.