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News and stories at the Smart.

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

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'.

Recent Acquisitions: Brooks McCormick, Jr. Collection of Japanese Prints

last edited on Thu. May 12 2016

Announcing an exceptional collection of Japanese prints through a bequest of Brooks McCormick, Jr.

The Roster: Evelyn Statsinger

last edited on Tue. February 16 2016

Monster Roster artist Evelyn Statsinger, 1927–2016

News and notes: Monster Roster

last edited on Fri. February 12 2016

News and notes on our special exhibition, Monster Roster.

Search committee formed

last edited on Thu. November 19 2015

The University of Chicago has established a committee to conduct an international search for a new director of the Smart Museum.

Museum begins search for new director

last edited on Thu. September 3 2015

Anthony Hirschel, after completing two five-year terms, has announced that he will step down from his position as Dana Feitler Director of the Smart Museum of Art, effective October 9, 2015.