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Exhibitions

Seymour Rosofsky, Patient in Dentist's Chair, 1961

Monster Roster: Existentialist Art in Postwar Chicago

February 11–June 12, 2016

This exhibition provides the definitive introduction to Chicago’s first artistic movement, the Monster Roster.

Monster Roster: Antecedents and Influences

February 11–June 12, 2016

This intimate exhibition brings together the kinds of works of art, both ancient and modern, that Monster Roster artists studied and appreciated. 

Jessica Stockholder, Rose's Inclination, 2015

Jessica Stockholder: Rose’s Inclination

September 12, 2015 – July 2, 2017

In a site-specific installation, Jessica Stockholder intersects the Smart’s threshold with a wave of color and texture.

Modern Art & Design

Elisabeth and William M. Landes Gallery

The modern gallery features European and American painting, sculpture, and decorative arts dating from the 1880s to the early 1960s.

Asian Art

Janis Kanter and Thomas McCormick Gallery

The Asian collection encompasses a rich variety of forms, materials, and functions, ranging from millennia-old ritual objects to contemporary photography.

European Art

Edward A. and Inge Maser Gallery

The Smart Museum’s European collection ranges from antiquity to the nineteenth century, with particular strengths in works on paper as well as Renaissance painting, sculpture, and decorative arts.

Contemporary Art

Robert and Joan Feitler Gallery

The contemporary collection reflects the rich diversity of recent art. In 2015–2016, the contemporary gallery will be the site of several special projects.

Sculpture Garden

Vera and A. D. Elden Sculpture Garden

The outdoor sculpture garden features work by Scott Burton, Jene Highstein, Richard Hunt, Louise Nevelson, and Arnaldo Pomodoro.