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News and stories at the Smart.

Researching the Collection

last edited on Wed. April 29 2015

The Smart has been awarded the Association of Art Museum Directors's first Samuel H. Kress Foundation Provenance Research Fellowship.

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.

From ‘Almost Accidental’ to Smart: A History of Campus Arts Facilities

by Michael O'Malley

last edited on Wed. October 1 2014

A brief history of art facilities at the University of Chicago.

Inaugural Exhibition

by Michael O'Malley

last edited on Thu. September 18 2014

An early history of the Smart's collection