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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. 

(First) First-Gen Night

by Kathia Rodriguez, Smart Museum education intern and UChicago class of 2019

last edited on Fri. January 26 2018

Kathia Rodriguez reflects on a night of art and conversation with first-generation college students

October Every Day

last edited on Tue. November 7 2017

Published on the centennial of the Russian Revolution, the catalogue/calendar Revolution Every Day examines how the revolution established a new order of time. 

100 Years of Revolution, Proceeding with Cauleen Smith

by Zachary Cahill

last edited on Wed. October 25 2017

Artist and curator Zachary Cahill reflects on revolution and Cauleen Smith's If Thoughts Could Heal

Historical Context and Origins of the Radical [Re]Constructions installation

by Emmanuel Pratt, 2017–2018 Interpreter in Residence

last edited on Fri. September 15 2017

Emmanuel Pratt writes that The Radical [Re]constructions dinner series is a direct response seeks to cultivate meaningful connections across diverse constituencies and communities to counter the deafening cycle of rhetoric about our city’s ‘chronic urban problems’

Welcome Blanket

by Jayna Zweiman, Artist

last edited on Wed. August 23 2017

Artist Jayna Zweiman asks, "what type of community do we wish to craft?"

Lobby and cafe temporarily closed

last edited on Tue. August 15 2017

The Smart Museum’s lobby and Miriam’s Café will temporarily close for renovations between August 21 and September 11. 

Smart and DuSable museums receive $250,000 grant from Terra Foundation

last edited on Thu. June 29 2017

The Smart Museum of Art and DuSable Museum of African American History have been jointly awarded a $250,000 grant from the Terra Foundation for American Art in support of the special exhibition South Side Stories.