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 bness@uchicago.edu

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