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News and stories at the Smart.

Behind the Mask

by Alice Kain, Assistant Registrar and Coordinator of Academic Initiatives

last edited on Mon. December 1 2014

Roger Brown and the George Veronda Collection at the Smart Museum.

The Impact of a Collection

by Anthony Hirschel, Dana Feitler Director, Smart Museum of Art

last edited on Thu. November 20 2014

Every work of art entering the Museum’s collection has an impact, shaping conversations about art and our world and providing scholars important tools for teaching and research.

Material Study

by Michael O'Malley

last edited on Tue. November 11 2014

Over the past year, researchers from the Northwestern University–Art Institute of Chicago Center for Scientific Studies in the Arts (NU-ACCESS) analyzed the elemental compositions of 23 sculptures from the Smart’s collection.

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 Fest: Photos

last edited on Wed. October 1 2014

Photo recap of Smart Fest opening celebration.

Carved, Cast, Crumpled

by Michael O'Malley

last edited on Mon. September 29 2014

An introduction to the Smart's 40th anniversary exhibition Carved, Cast, Crumpled.

Smart Fest: An Invitation

by Michael O'Malley

last edited on Wed. September 24 2014

We spent our summer clearing out the whole museum.

Inaugural Exhibition

by Michael O'Malley

last edited on Thu. September 18 2014

An early history of the Smart's collection