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Gabrielle Sanson on Tensions Unfold

by Jad Dahshan, A.B. ‘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.

My Down Time…

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? 

Finding Down Time

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. 

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. 

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.

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. 

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.