A Day of Commemoration in South Africa
last edited on Tue. March 21 2023
March 21st marks Human Rights Day in South Africa. A national holiday that affirms the fundamental rights and dignity of all people, its date of observance commemorates the tragic events at Sharpeville in 1960 and the human costs of the fight for freedom.
Sonny Rollins, Bob Thompson, and Chicago
last edited on Tue. August 16 2022
On April 19, 2022, tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins connected with Lead Museum Educator Nicole Bond for a wide-ranging discussion about his relationship with artist Bob Thompson, how Thompson made everywhere he traveled home, and how Rollins and other jazz legends are depicted in Thompson’s 1960 work, Garden of Music.
Free Life for Bob Thompson
by Arnold J. Kemp
last edited on Mon. February 7 2022
An aural exploration of swinging bebop, hard bop, Beat poetry, free jazz, and deep cuts that blur the boundaries between such creative forms, curated by Arnold J. Kemp for Bob Thompson: This House Is Mine.
Interview with Unyimeabasi Udoh
last edited on Fri. May 21 2021
Unyimeabasi Udoh, a Chicago-based artist and graphic designer, and curator Leslie M. Wilson discuss Unyimeabasi's art practice and approach to creating the look of the exhibition not all realisms: photography in africa in the long 1960s.
My Parents, by Song Yongping
by Brian Callender, Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Chicago Medical Center
last edited on Tue. September 29 2020
Physician Brian Callender writes about Song Yongping’s series My Parents and the ways in which it illustrates important aspects of care within one of the fundamental relationships of caring: family.
Back for a limited engagement: The Allure of Matter
last edited on Tue. July 21 2020
We look forward to welcoming you back to the Smart Museum of Art this summer for a reconfigured presentation of The Allure of Matter: Material Art from China, July 24–August 9, 2020.
Chicago Fundred Initiative: A Bill for IL
last edited on Fri. May 22 2020
Using creativity to fight lead poisoning as part of Toward Common Cause: Art, Social Change, and the MacArthur Fellows Program at 40
An interview with Naima Green
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.
An Interview with Patric McCoy
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.
Gabrielle Sanson on Tensions Unfold
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.