Thank you for considering a gift of art to the Smart Museum. Please read on for our current policies.
We consider gifts of art in all media from the Smart Museum’s core collecting areas:
The Smart receives numerous gift inquiries each year. To properly assess your artwork, we ask that you contact us with the following information: the title of the work; the artist’s name; history of ownership; description of the work’s size and condition; and photographs.
Smart Museum of Art
Attn: Director’s Office
5550 South Greenwood Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637
By phone: 773.834.1778
By e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Once we receive your information, we will respond and let you know that it is being evaluated by our curatorial team. You can generally expect to receive a decision within 1–2 weeks.
Please note: we ask that you not ship or drop off any art without first contacting us. Though we appreciate the generous impulse, we must be sure that we can handle the artworks properly.
Thank you again for thinking of us.
The Sahmat Collective
February 14–June 9, 2013
Explore art and activism in the world's most populous democracy, India.
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