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Smart to the Core

by Nora Lambert, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Curatorial Intern

last edited on Mon. April 29 2019

The first in a series of exhibitions designed by the Feitler Center for Academic Inquiry expands object-centered teaching across all fields and disciplines in the University of Chicago’s celebrated College Core.

Solidary & Solitary artist commissions

last edited on Wed. December 19 2018

New work by Bethany Collins, Samuel Levi Jones, and Amanda Williams

UChicago Hong Kong campus art collection

last edited on Fri. November 30 2018

The University of Chicago’s new Center in Hong Kong has a collection of global art to match its global mission. 

Secrets of Storage: Classical Artifacts

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

last edited on Mon. November 5 2018

During her internship at the Smart Museum, Emelia Lehmann "digs" into the history of the Classical collection at the University of Chicago.  

The Alley LP: Perspectives and Recollections

last edited on Mon. October 29 2018

Listen to a selection of interviews about The Alley, a regular Sunday gathering, jazz happening, and cultural space on the South Side of Chicago.

Revisited/Reflected

last edited on Thu. October 18 2018

Modeled on events from the 1960s and 70s, a program series organized by Tempestt Hazel convenes and connects artists, institution-builders, and cultural leaders on the South Side.

Secrets of Storage: Ruth Duckworth

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

last edited on Tue. October 16 2018

During her internship at the Smart Museum, Emelia Lehmann delved into Ruth Duckworth's expansive body of work. 

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.