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October Every Day

last edited on Tue. November 7 2017

Published on the centennial of the Russian Revolution, the catalogue/calendar Revolution Every Day examines how the revolution established a new order of time. 

100 Years of Revolution, Proceeding with Cauleen Smith

by Zachary Cahill

last edited on Wed. October 25 2017

Artist and curator Zachary Cahill reflects on revolution and Cauleen Smith's If Thoughts Could Heal

Classicisms Episode 4: Larry Norman

last edited on Thu. June 22 2017

The Classicisms Podcast captures lectures given in association with the Classicisms exhibition. Our fourth lecture is Larry Norman's, “Fauvel, between Classicism and Romanticism.”

Classicisms Episode 3: Elisabeth Décultot

last edited on Thu. June 22 2017

The Classicisms Podcast captures lectures given in association with the Classicisms exhibition. Our second lecture is Elisabeth Décultot's, “Does neoclassicism exist? History of an aesthetic concept.”

Classicisms Episode 2: Jas’ Elsner

last edited on Thu. May 18 2017

The Classicisms Podcast captures lectures given in association with the Classicisms exhibition. Our second lecture is Jas' Elsner's, “Classicism and the Transmission of Antiquity.”

A Monster Award

last edited on Thu. May 11 2017

Monster Roster catalogue receives Association of Art Museum Curators 2017 Award for Excellence.

Classicisms Episode 1: Salvatore Settis

last edited on Thu. April 20 2017

The Classicisms Podcast captures lectures given in association with the Classicisms exhibition. Our first lecture is Salvatore Settis, “Caravaggio and the Antiquities of Rome.”

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.