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How to Study Smart

last edited on Thu. December 4 2014

With finals looming at the University of Chicago, here is some throwback advice on how to study from Coronet Instructional Films

Behind the Mask

by Alice Kain, Assistant Registrar and Coordinator of Academic Initiatives

last edited on Mon. December 1 2014

Roger Brown and the George Veronda Collection at the Smart Museum.

The Impact of a Collection

by Anthony Hirschel, Dana Feitler Director, Smart Museum of Art

last edited on Thu. November 20 2014

Every work of art entering the Museum’s collection has an impact, shaping conversations about art and our world and providing scholars important tools for teaching and research.

Material Study

by Michael O'Malley

last edited on Tue. November 11 2014

Over the past year, researchers from the Northwestern University–Art Institute of Chicago Center for Scientific Studies in the Arts (NU-ACCESS) analyzed the elemental compositions of 23 sculptures from the Smart’s collection.

Groundbreaking Ceremony

by Michael O'Malley

last edited on Thu. October 30 2014

On October 29, 1971, four speeches were given at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Smart Gallery and the Cochrane-Woods Art Center

Staff profile: Tony Hirschel

last edited on Tue. October 28 2014

An interview with Anthony Hirschel, Dana Feitler Director

By a Series of Curious Crab-like Motions

by Michael O'Malley

last edited on Wed. October 22 2014

On a crisp October day in 1974, a few hundred members of the University community and the Chicago art world assembled under a large tent on campus to dedicate the new David and Alfred Smart Gallery.

Sculptura in Horto

by Michael O'Malley

last edited on Tue. October 21 2014

The history of the Vera and A. D. Elden Sculpture Garden

More Invitation than Explanation: Writing a Label

by Michael O'Malley

last edited on Wed. October 15 2014

We took a different approach to label-writing for our 40th anniversary exhibition Carved, Cast, Crumpled.

Not Simply to Dwell on the Past

by Michael O'Malley

last edited on Mon. October 13 2014

A Chicago Tonight feature on WTTW highlights the transformation of the Smart for our 40th anniversary.