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Unmade bed with rustled sheets and several hairpins resting on it, black and white photo.

Take Care

October 1, 2020–March 21, 2021

What does it mean to care for something, someone, or ourselves? Drawing generously from the Smart Museum’s collection, Take Care seeks to unpack matters of care from the personal to the collective.

Claudia Wieser: Generations

October 1–December 13, 2020

Generations is a seven-year survey of the distinctive, multi-faceted practice of Berlin-based artist Claudia Wieser. 

Museum as classroom

Fall 2020

Organized by the Feitler Center for Academic Inquiry, this presentation features clusters of artworks that were selected for individual courses across disciplines at the University of Chicago—ranging from “Diasporic Practices in Contemporary Art” to “Ancient Mediterranean Worlds.”

Sculpture Garden

Vera and A. D. Elden Sculpture Garden

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