Teaching at the Smart
Visits to our classroom or to Tour our exhibition galleries
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 the 2020 Autumn quarter, 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 hours of operation are Thursday–Sunday, 11 am–4 pm; Wednesday by special appointment for University groups.
In person group reservations and virtual class bookings should be made at least two weeks in advance. Students visiting for an assignment are recommended to make reservations on the Museum's booking site. To make a class reservation or inquire further on research needs, please contact Berit Ness at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rules and regulations
- All visitors, including UChicago students and faculty, must follow the Smart Museum's visitor protocols.
- No food or drink is allowed. This includes bottles of water and chewing gum.
- Only pencils should be used (extra pencils are available in the study room).
- Backpacks, large coats, and umbrellas need to be checked at the Front Desk or left in the coat closet.
- Laptops and cameras are allowed (no flash or commercial photography).
- When making a reservation, please provide an accurate count of the number of people in your group.