last edited on Sun. April 18 2021
For retired pediatrician Janis Mendelsohn, M.D., the Smart feels like home.
by Kathy Fitzgerald, Lead Museum Educator
last edited on Tue. May 12 2020
Lead Museum Educator Kathy Fitzgerald reflects on Walt Kuhn's painting The City, and the city outside.
by Leslie M. Wilson, Curatorial Fellow for Diversity in the Arts, Smart Museum of Art
last edited on Thu. April 23 2020
In a world transformed—if only temporarily—by coronavirus, what on earth is “down time”? Curator Leslie Wilson reflects on matters of observation, attention, longing, and love in two works from the Smart’s permanent collection.
by Molly Sun, BS and AB ’20
last edited on Mon. December 9 2019
Naima Green discusses work, leisure, and her photographic portrait series Jewels from the Hinterland in the context of the exhibition Down Time: On the Art of Retreat.
by Daisy Coates, AB ’22
last edited on Thu. December 5 2019
Patric McCoy discusses his series of black-and-white photographs of the Rialto Tap with the student organizers of Down Time: On the Art of Retreat.
by Jad Dahshan, AB ‘21
last edited on Mon. November 11 2019
Jad Dahshan (A.B. ‘21) interviews the artist Gabrielle Sanson (MFA ‘20) on Tensions Unfold, a coloring poster the artist designed for the exhibition Down Time: On The Art of Retreat.
last edited on Mon. October 28 2019
Students and others and the Smart reflect on what it looks like when we take time and space away from our everyday lives and from the moments that test us the most. What does our “down time” consist of?
by Leslie Wilson, Smart Museum Curatorial Fellow for Diversity in the Arts
last edited on Thu. October 17 2019
Leslie Wilson reflects on teaching the UChicago art history course 'Exhibition in Practice' and the theme of retreat that is at the heart of the exhibition Down Time.
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.
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.