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.

During Spring Quarter 2021, the Smart Museum is eager to support your virtual or in-person teaching with the Museum’s collections and exhibitions, as well as offer individual or small group research appointments for students and scholars.

In Person Appointments

In person hours of operation are Thursday–Sunday, 11 am–4 pm; Wednesday by special appointment for University groups. Reservations should be made at least two weeks in advance. To inquire or make a booking, please contact Berit Ness at bness@uchicago.edu.

Virtual Class Engagement

Feitler Center staff are here to support your virtual teaching and research, including:


To request any of the above services, or to share other suggestions and ideas, please contact Berit Ness at bness@uchicago.edu.