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Exhibition in Practice

by Gabrielle Luu, AB’19, AM’19

last edited on Thu. October 10 2019

Learn about the student-designed origins of the exhibition Down Time: On the Art of Retreat in this post written by Gabrielle Luu. 

Leadership transition

last edited on Tue. September 24 2019

Alison Gass has announced that she will step down from her position as Dana Feitler Director of the Smart Museum of Art, effective September 23, 2019. 

A Deep Dive into the Archive

by Carolyn Hammond, Digital Collections Intern; UChicago class of 2021

last edited on Wed. September 18 2019

Carolyn Hammond shares her experience managing an ambitious digitization project to bring the Smart Museum’s archive of exhibition materials to life.

Smart Museum to Organize Multi-Site Exhibition Featuring Art by MacArthur Fellows

last edited on Thu. July 18 2019

Smart Museum awarded $1 million MacArthur grant in support of collaborative exhibition in 2021, appoint Abigail Winograd curator

Reflections on ‘Self’

by Martina Lentino, Smart Research Associate; Art History and Latin American Studies, AB 2019

last edited on Tue. July 9 2019

Smart Research Associate Martina Lentino revisits Embodying the Self and her experiences with UChicago’s Core curriculum. 

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.