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Most lectures, workshops, concerts, and other programs at the Smart Museum of Art are free and open to the public. But space can be limited. Please register in advance for select programs below.

  • Christine Mehring and Concrete Traffic. Photo by Eddie Quinones.

    Conservation Conversation

    Sat. April 29 2:00 PM

    A conversation about the treatments and perspectives that shaped the conservation of Concrete Traffic

  • Guglielmo (Wilhelm von) Pluschow, House of Marcus Lucretius, Pompeii (detail), undated, Albumen print Alma-Tadema Collection, Cadbury Research Library, University of Birmingham, Cat. AT 7988.

    Classic Kink (Part I)

    Thu. May 4 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    This two-part program explores themes of classicism in relation to contemporary LGBTQ communities.

  • Richard Vertucci, 1965, Kris Studios Chicago, Chuck Renslow Photographer. Courtesy of the Leather Archives & Museum.

    Classic Kink (Part II)

    Thu. May 11 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    This two-part program explores themes of classicism in relation to contemporary LGBTQ communities.

  • Elisabeth Décultot. Photo: Humboldt Foundation/Axel Schneppat

    Lecture: Elisabeth Décultot

    Wed. May 31 5:00 PM

    Literary scholar Elisabeth Décultot on the history notions of classicism and neoclassicism

  • Louis Dupré, Portrait of M. Fauvel, the French Consul, with View of the Acropolis (detail), 1819, Oil on canvas. Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Frank H. Woods, 1980.33.

    Gallery Talk: Larry Norman

    Thu. June 1 5:00 PM

    Classicisms co-curator Larry Norman on the interaction between romantic and neo-classical ideas

  • Jean-Baptiste Regnault, Socrates Tearing Away Alcibiades from the Embrace of Sensuality (detail), 1785, Oil on canvas. Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago, Purchase, The Paul and Miriam Kirkley Fund for Acquisitions, 2013.31.

    Curator Tour: Classicisms

    Sun. June 11 2:00 PM

    A closing-weekend tour of Classicisms