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News and stories at the Smart.

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.

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.

A Studio Visit with Kevin Pang

by Anna Carroll, Smart Museum Student Advisory Committee

last edited on Mon. June 4 2018

Student Advisory Committee member Anna Carroll reflects on a visit to artist Kevin Pang’s studio. Pang won the 2018 Art to Live With DoVA MFA Acquisition Award. 

(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

100 Years of Revolution, Proceeding with Cauleen Smith

by Zachary Cahill

last edited on Wed. October 25 2017

Artist and curator Zachary Cahill reflects on revolution and Cauleen Smith's If Thoughts Could Heal

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’

Welcome Blanket

by Jayna Zweiman, Artist

last edited on Wed. August 23 2017

Artist Jayna Zweiman asks, "what type of community do we wish to craft?"