Feitler Center

Academic Inquiry at the Smart Museum

The mission of the Feitler Center for Academic Inquiry is to promote and support teaching and learning with the Smart Museum’s collections and exhibitions, across the University of Chicago’s fields and disciplines—through teaching with art, developing curricular exhibitions, and providing a range of student opportunities, both undergraduate and graduate.

The Feitler Center fosters new opportunities for students and faculty to study and experience works of art, advances interdisciplinary scholarship, and supports the University's core commitment to free and open discourse.

The Feitler Center was established in 2018 and is named for Joan and Robert Feitler in recognition of a $5 million gift and decades of service to the University and the arts.

Contact the Feitler Center

For more information or to discuss ideas for integrating objects into teaching and scholarship at the University, please contact Issa Lampe. To schedule a visit to the study room, please contact Berit Ness. For information about student opportunities, please contact Berit Ness.