Make Your Mark on the Smart

The Smart Museum of Art is a rigorous site for inquiry and exchange, working to open the world through art and ideas, every day.

The Museum’s SmartPartners provide crucial support at all levels, making an immediate impact on the Smart’s most important programs and initiatives, including insightful exhibitions, faculty and student engagement, and free educational experiences for children and families from surrounding communities. In thanks for this support, SmartPartners receive unique and select opportunities to engage with the Museum, including behind-the-scenes programming, special events, and opportunities to hear from Smart curators and leadership.

Levels and Benefits

In recognition for all the SmartPartners make possible, we offer the following giving levels and corresponding benefits.

Partner level

Campus Partners


*$35 is a special rate for University of Chicago faculty and staff. Students who sign up for the Arts Pass program at the front desk can join SmartPartners for free.

Patron Partners


Benefactor Partners


Impact Partners


Circle Level

SmartPartners at the Circle level receive a closer level of engagement with the art and programs at the Smart, including additional special event invitations, opportunities to connect with curators, and chances to travel with the Smart.

Curator’s Circle


Collector’s Circle


Director’s Circle