Be part of the Smart.
The Smart Museum of Art is a vibrant nexus of intellectual and creative expression, working to open the world through art and ideas, every day.
Become a SmartPartner today. Your contribution will support the visual arts and help keep our programs and galleries free for everyone. As a thank you, you’ll gain special access to a museum community that aims to challenge, shift, and elevate what’s expected.
Levels and Benefits
In recognition for all the SmartPartners make possible, we offer the following giving levels and corresponding benefits.
- Advance notice of programming and events
- Discounts at Smart Café and Shop
- At the Smart quarterly publication
*$35 is a special rate for University of Chicago alumni, faculty, and staff. Students who sign up for the Arts Pass program at our front desk can join SmartPartners for free.
- All of the benefits listed above
- Smart mug and a free coffee or tea
All the SmartPartner benefits above plus a deeper level of engagement with art and the Chicago arts community:
- Reciprocal membership at more than 700 museums nationwide
- Exclusive exhibition preview invitations
- Special offers at Chicago and University of Chicago arts organizations
- Exhibition catalogue(s)
- Smart Salon invitations
- Curator Conversations
- Membership in the Chicago Society
- Private exhibition tour