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Exhibitions

Current exhibitions and installations

The Time Is Now! Art Worlds of Chicago’s South Side, 1960–1980

September 13, 2018–December 30, 2018

During the 1960s and 1970s, Chicago was shaped by art and ideas produced and circulated on the South Side.

Expanding Narratives: The Figure and the Ground

April 24–December 16, 2018

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.

Installation view of Radical [Re]Constructions

Emmanuel Pratt: Radical [Re]Constructions

September 12, 2017–December 30, 2018

Emmanuel Pratt blends art, architecture, and urban agriculture to transform the Smart Museum's threshold.

Sculpture Garden

Vera and A. D. Elden Sculpture Garden

The outdoor sculpture garden features work by Scott Burton, Jene Highstein, Richard Hunt, and Arnaldo Pomodoro.