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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.

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. 

Smart to the Core

by Nora Lambert, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Curatorial Intern

last edited on Mon. April 29 2019

The first in a series of exhibitions designed by the Feitler Center for Academic Inquiry expands object-centered teaching across all fields and disciplines in the University of Chicago’s celebrated College Core.

Expanding Narratives

by Alison Gass, Dana Feitler Director

last edited on Thu. April 12 2018

Alison Gass on the Smart Museum’s continued transformations and the questions driving our new exhibitions and collections series, Expanding Narratives