Interpreter in Residence

Artists and social engagement

The Interpreter in Residence is a yearlong program designed as a forum for Chicago-based artists and educators with an interest in social engagement to create participatory art experiences with Smart Museum guests.

The residency, which is organized by the Smart’s education department, provides an opportunity for artists to consider their practice as pedagogy by connecting Museum visitors with art and ideas drawn from the Smart’s collections and exhibitions. Through public programs and other ephemeral activities, the interpreters in residence help create a critical commons where we can engage with art, ideas, and one another.

The Belonging Collective

As the Smart Museum’s 2016–2017 Interpreters in Residence are a newly formed collective made up of individuals and community partners who collaborated with us on the project In Anticipation of Belonging.