Research

Supporting teaching and research

As an academic art museum, the Smart continually engages with and contributes to the intellectual life of the University of Chicago.

Through a variety of academic initiatives—not to mention public talks, lectures, and symposia—the Museum facilitates new scholarship and serves as a forum for interdisciplinary study. The Smart Museum also strives to make original experiences with art accessible to the entire campus community, from first-years in the famed Core to medical students honing their observational skills.

Above: Media atlas created by UChicago students in the Smart’s galleries as part of Professor W.J.T. Mitchell’s “Theories of Media” class.