Current exhibitions and installations
Tang Chang's first solo exhibition outside of Thailand traces the development of his singular style of gestural abstraction and his eventual rejection of painting in favor of “poetry-drawings.”
Expanding Narratives uses the formal relationship between the figure and the ground in art history as a conceptual springboard into discussions around visual representation, the museum space, and the role of the Smart Museum’s collection in fostering the exchange of diverse perspectives.
As part of Expanding Narratives, this presentation explores how printmaker Félix Buhot dissolved classic distinctions between figure and ground in ways that challenge the limits of the etching medium.
Presented in connection with a University of Chicago course, this exhibition samples a selection of themes that have defined artmaking in Chicago.
This intimate display serves as primary source material for an Art History course and includes the entirety of Jacques Callot’s portfolio The Large Miseries of War.
Emmanuel Pratt blends art, architecture, and urban agriculture to transform the Smart Museum's threshold.
The outdoor sculpture garden features work by Scott Burton, Jene Highstein, Richard Hunt, and Arnaldo Pomodoro.