Teaching at the Smart
Through the Feitler Center for Academic Inquiry, the Smart Museum continually engages with and contributes to the intellectual life of the University of Chicago. Each visit to the Smart is tailored to support the individual themes and goals of a given course. The Feitler Center’s staff of trained art historians are eager to offer support—collaborating with you to provide research on objects, develop discussion prompts, design class activities, and/or help with outside writing assignments.
Virtual Class Engagement
Feitler Center staff are here to support your virtual teaching and research, including:
- Selecting relevant objects from the Smart’s collection that are in dialogue with the themes, goals, and/or discussion topics of your course
- Providing high-resolution images of objects in the permanent collection, when available
- Sharing background research material on individual artworks
- Joining your class via Zoom to speak about the Museum, its exhibitions, and its collection
In Person Appointments
- During Winter Quarter 2021, we are offering limited in-person collection study appointments to UChicago faculty and students.
To request any of the above services, or to share other suggestions and ideas, please contact Berit Ness at firstname.lastname@example.org.