Collection Councils

Collection councils at the Smart offer a deeper level of engagement with art and programming. 

Contemporary Art Council

Join a select group of individuals who are committed to contemporary art and to fostering daring new work by emerging and established artists from around the globe. 

In addition to annual dues that make possible our Threshold commissions, council members attend two annual planning meetings, advise on future commissions, and help develop the Museum's contemporary art audiences by hosting an annual Salon. 


Join the Contemporary Art Council

To join the Contemporary Art Council, make your contribution of $2,500 via the link below.


For more information, contact:

Natalie King
Development Manager

Top: Jessica Stockholder, Rose's Inclination, 2015, Paint, carpet, fragment of Judy Ledgerwood's painting, branches, rope, Plexiglas, light fixtures, hardware, extension cord, mulch, Smart Museum foyer, courtyard, and sidewalks. Commissioned by the Smart Museum of Art, The University of Chicago. Courtesy of the artist, Mitchell-Innes & Nash Gallery, and Kavi Gupta Gallery.