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Secrets of Storage: Alexander Calder’s Tapestries

by Emelia Lehmann, Registration, Inventory, & Research Intern; History AB 2018

last edited on Thu. September 20 2018

During her internship at the Smart Museum, Emelia Lehmann uncovers the global history of 14 colorful tapestries. 

Secrets of Storage: Louis Sullivan Architectural Fragments

by Emelia Lehmann, Registration, Inventory, & Research Intern; History AB 2018

last edited on Thu. August 23 2018

During her internship at the Smart Museum, Emelia Lehmann uncovers the history of architectural fragments in the collection from Louis Sullivan's now-demolished Scoville building

Perception Party at Lurie Children’s Hospital

last edited on Mon. August 20 2018

On July 25–26, 2018 the Smart Museum collaborated with Lurie Children’s Hospital on a special “Perception Party” family day at the hospital. We recently connected with Scott Zagalak to learn more about how Lurie uses partnerships to create summer camp experiences for patients and their families.

Jill Sterrett appointed Deputy Director of the Smart Museum

last edited on Fri. July 13 2018

Jill Sterrett has been named Deputy Director for Museum Affairs and Strategic Impact at the Smart Museum. 

Mary Lou Gorno appointed chair of Smart Museum Board of Governors

last edited on Tue. June 5 2018

Mary Lou Gorno, a business executive and alumna of Chicago Booth who serves as vice-chair of the University of Chicago’s Board of Trustees, has been appointed chair of the Smart Museum of Art’s Board of Governors.

A Studio Visit with Kevin Pang

by Anna Carroll, Smart Museum Student Advisory Committee

last edited on Mon. June 4 2018

Student Advisory Committee member Anna Carroll reflects on a visit to artist Kevin Pang’s studio. Pang won the 2018 Art to Live With DoVA MFA Acquisition Award. 

Smart Museum acquires new works for Art to Live With program

last edited on Mon. May 21 2018

UChicago student committee selects 9 new works in a major expansion of the Art to Live With collection

Expanding Narratives

by Alison Gass, Dana Feitler Director

last edited on Thu. April 12 2018

Alison Gass on the Smart Museum’s continued transformations and the questions driving our new exhibitions and collections series, Expanding Narratives

From Dublin to Chicago: Fractal Seating Amplify Educators Workshop

by Sweet Water Foundation

last edited on Sun. March 11 2018

Amplify workshop led by Sweet Water Foundation connects teachers to international and regenerative project

Smart Museum establishes Feitler Center for Academic Inquiry

last edited on Tue. February 13 2018

Smart Museum of Art announces the launch of the Feitler Center for Academic Inquiry, a new center focused on integrating object-driven inquiry into the intellectual fabric of the University of Chicago.