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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.

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

(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

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’

Ephemeral Museum

last edited on Mon. March 20 2017

A new pop-up project curated by UChicago students sets the record for briefest exhibition at the Smart: 12 days.

You Belong

last edited on Thu. September 8 2016

A thank you to our summer collaborators who helped us develop In Anticipation of Belonging.

Teen Arts Council Dopecents® at the Smart

by Teen Arts Council

last edited on Fri. August 26 2016

For two weeks of this summer’s Teen Arts Council internship, these teens were in “residency” at the Smart Museum of Art. Here are some of their reflections on the experience.

Summer 2016 Odyssey High School Program Concludes at Hyde Park Art Center

by Jared Spitz, Summer Intern with The Odyssey Project - High School Program

last edited on Wed. August 17 2016

Odyssey Scholars deliver culminating presentations from their summer research projects on Patric McCoy’s personal art collection, working in partnership with the Smart Museum.

Constructing Home: An interview with Red Line Service

last edited on Wed. August 17 2016

An interview with Rhoda Rosen & Billy McGuinness of Red Line Service on the Red Line Speaker Series, the Summer Festival, and the installation Home.