Make Your Mark on the Smart

The Smart Museum of Art is a vibrant site for reflection, discovery, and dialogue. We work every day to open the world through art and ideas, and, with your help, we can ensure this mission remains alive and well.

The Museum’s SmartPartners provide crucial support at all levels, making an indelible impact on the Smart’s most important programs and initiatives, including insightful exhibitions, comprehensive faculty and student engagement, free educational experiences for children and families from surrounding communities, and content that amplifies and augments our exhibition programming. SmartPartners receive unique and select opportunities to engage with the Museum, including behind-the-scenes programming, special art-related events, gallery and studio tours, and opportunities to hear from Smart curators and other Museum and faculty 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