The Smart Museum of Art is a site for rigorous inquiry and exchange that encourages the examination of complex issues through the lens of art objects and artistic practice.

Since its dedication in 1974, the Smart Museum has been one of the leading academic art museums in the United States. As we observe our 50th anniversary, we are committed to embracing this status and will continue to support experimental forms of curatorial inquiry, rigorous research, and collaborative public projects, and create a unique experience for thousands of visitors in our galleries, in classrooms, and beyond. Join us!

Image: Guests mark the opening of Calling on the Past at the Smart Museum of Art. Photo by Jason Smith.