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Students line up for hot dogs in the sculpture garden

Join us for a back-to-school event and preview of the Art to Live With collection.

Drop by the Smart Museum of Art’s sculpture garden, try out a Chicago-style hot dog, play lawn games, or participate in a “draw a dog” activity. Plus, get a first look at new student directed acquisitions to the Art to Live With collection and learn more about all the works of art available for loan this fall. 

FREE, open exclusively to UChicago students. 


The Smart Museum’s Art to Live With program offers UChicago students living in residence halls the unique opportunity to borrow original works of art. This fall, choose from 140 specially designated artworks, including new acquisitions selected by our Student Advisory Committee. Discover a collection curated for student dorm rooms and find your match!

You can preview the artwork in advance by attending the Art-B-Q, viewing the pop-up exhibition, or liking your favorite pieces on the @art_to_live_with Instagram!

Photo by Erik L. Peterson