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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.

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.

The Roster: George Cohen

last edited on Fri. June 10 2016

Monster Roster artist George Cohen

The Roster: Robert Barnes

last edited on Wed. June 1 2016

Monster Roster artist Robert Barnes

The Roster: H. C. Westermann

last edited on Wed. May 25 2016

Monster Roster artist H. C. Westermann

The Roster: Nancy Spero

last edited on Thu. May 19 2016

Monster Roster artist Nancy Spero

9 things to write to Mother about

by Chi Le

last edited on Thu. May 19 2016

An original poem by University of Chicago student Chi Le, inspired by Leon Golub’s 1956 painting Prodigal Son.


by Jessica Covil

last edited on Tue. May 17 2016

An original poem by University of Chicago student Rachel Covil, inspired by George Cohen's 1962 work Vestibule (Phenomenology of Mirrors III).

The Roster: Franz Schulze

last edited on Mon. May 16 2016

Franz Schulze, Monster Roster artist and critic.