Press announcement archive

Past announcements

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Fall 2019 Calendar of Exhibitions
August 6, 2019
Press release (PDF)

Smart Museum to Organize Multi-Site Exhibition Featuring Art by MacArthur Fellows​
University of Chicago art museum awarded $1 million MacArthur grant, appoints Abigail Winograd curator
July 18, 2019
Press release

Cross Currents / Intercambio Cultural
July 11–August 18, 2019
Press release (PDF)

Tara Donovan: Fieldwork
June 14–September 22, 2019
Press release (PDF)

Smart to the Core: Embodying the Self
January 29–May 19, 2019
Press release (PDF)

Solidary & Solitary: The Joyner/Giuffrida Collection
January 29–May 19, 2019
Press release (PDF)


Smart Museum announces five curatorial appointments
December 11, 2018
Press release (PDF)

The Time is Now! Art Worlds of Chicago's South Side, 1960–1980
September 13–December 30, 2018
Press release (PDF)

Mary Louise Gorno appointed chair of Smart Museum Board
June 5, 2018
Press release

Expanding Narratives: The Figure and the Ground
April 24–December 30, 2018
Press release (PDF)

Tang Chang: The Painting that is Painted with Poetry is Profoundly Beautiful
May 8–August 5, 2018
Press release (PDF)

Expanding Narratives: Theme and Variations—The Multiple Sorceries of Félix Buhot
April 24–July 22, 2018
Press release (PDF)

Smart Museum establishes Feitler Center for Academic Inquiry
$5M gift from Joan and Robert Feitler and family to advance curricular and academic initiatives
February 13, 2018
Press release


Cai Guo-Qiang’s pyrotechnic artwork to join UChicago’s commemoration of first nuclear reaction
November 21, 2017
Press release

Revolution Every Day
Extended to January 28, 2018
Press release (PDF)

Fall 2017 Calendar of Exhibitions
August 28, 2017
Press release (PDF)

Orianna Cacchione named first Curator of Global Contemporary Art
June 26, 2017
Press release

Welcome Blanket
July 18–December 17, 2017
Press release (PDF)

Laura Steward named Director of OPC and Curator of Public Art
March 30, 2017
UChicago Arts release

Alison Gass appointed Dana Feitler Director
January 9, 2017 
UChicago News release

February 16–June 11, 2017 
Press release (PDF)


There was a whole collection made: Photography from Lester and Betty Guttman
September 22–December 30, 2016 
Press release (PDF)

Monster Roster: Existentialist Art in Postwar Chicago
February 11–June 12, 2016
Press release (PDF)


Expressionist Impulses: German and Central European Art, 1890–1990
October 1, 2015–January 10, 2016
Press release (PDF)

Jessica Stockholder: Rose's Inclination
September 12, 2015–July 2, 2017
Press release (PDF)