by Brian Callender, Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Chicago Medical Center
last edited on Tue. September 29 2020
Physician Brian Callender writes about Song Yongping’s series My Parents and the ways in which it illustrates important aspects of care within one of the fundamental relationships of caring: family.
by Simone Levine, Curatorial Research Assistant for Global Contemporary Art
last edited on Fri. September 18 2020
While many of us are still new to working from home, artists Laura Letinsky and Michiko Kon have worked from home for decades. Simone Levine digs into the Smart's collection to consider how the things of the home can serve as objects of living as well as subjects for working.
last edited on Tue. September 8 2020
Beginning October 17, 2020, Amina Dickerson and Bill Michel will serve as Co-Interim Directors of the Smart Museum of Art.
last edited on Tue. July 21 2020
We look forward to welcoming you back to the Smart Museum of Art this summer for a reconfigured presentation of The Allure of Matter: Material Art from China, July 24–August 9, 2020.
last edited on Fri. June 5 2020
The South Side of Chicago has been and continues to be defined by the visionary work of Black artists, educators, scholars, activists, and others; a powerful legacy of celebrating Black identity and actively working against those who seek to extinguish it.
last edited on Fri. May 29 2020
The Smart Museum of Art is temporarily closed and on-site programs remain suspended until further notice. Read more for an update on how our staff has begun planning for the safe resumption of public activities at the museum.
last edited on Fri. May 22 2020
Using creativity to fight lead poisoning as part of Toward Common Cause: Art, Social Change, and the MacArthur Fellows Program at 40
by Kathy Fitzgerald, Lead Museum Educator
last edited on Tue. May 12 2020
Lead Museum Educator Kathy Fitzgerald reflects on Walt Kuhn's painting The City, and the city outside.
by Leslie M. Wilson, Curatorial Fellow for Diversity in the Arts, Smart Museum of Art
last edited on Thu. April 23 2020
In a world transformed—if only temporarily—by coronavirus, what on earth is “down time”? Curator Leslie Wilson reflects on matters of observation, attention, longing, and love in two works from the Smart’s permanent collection.
by Molly Sun, BS and AB ’20
last edited on Mon. December 9 2019
Naima Green discusses work, leisure, and her photographic portrait series Jewels from the Hinterland in the context of the exhibition Down Time: On the Art of Retreat.