Art in Bloom: Innovative partnership brings new acquisition on view
last edited on Mon. May 8 2023
An endless run time digital artwork from the interdisciplinary collective teamLab joins the collection of the Smart Museum of Art, thanks to a partnership with the Physical Sciences Division and the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago
A Day of Commemoration in South Africa
last edited on Tue. March 21 2023
March 21st marks Human Rights Day in South Africa. A national holiday that affirms the fundamental rights and dignity of all people, its date of observance commemorates the tragic events at Sharpeville in 1960 and the human costs of the fight for freedom.
Clouds Over Lake Michigan Joins UChicago’s Collection of Public Art
last edited on Tue. February 21 2023
Thanks to a generous gift of Cboe Global Markets, Ruth Duckworth’s “majestic” 1976 wall sculpture will find a new home at the heart of the University of Chicago campus.
2022 Alum Sticker Commission
by Jad Dahshan, AB 2021, MA 2022
last edited on Thu. September 29 2022
Alum Jad Dahshan shares a fantastical sticker design inspired by their UChicago student experience at the Smart Museum. A limited run of the stickers will be available at the 2022 Student Activities and Resource Fair.
Vanja V. Malloy appointed the Dana Feitler Director of Smart Museum of Art
last edited on Fri. September 2 2022
Vanja V. Malloy, an accomplished museum director, curator, scholar and community builder, has been appointed as the Dana Feitler Director of the Smart Museum of Art. She will lead the University of Chicago’s fine arts museum and its exhibitions, public and arts education programs, and student and faculty collaborations.
Sonny Rollins, Bob Thompson, and Chicago
last edited on Tue. August 16 2022
On April 19, 2022, tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins connected with Lead Museum Educator Nicole Bond for a wide-ranging discussion about his relationship with artist Bob Thompson, how Thompson made everywhere he traveled home, and how Rollins and other jazz legends are depicted in Thompson’s 1960 work, Garden of Music.
Closed for Summer Renovations
last edited on Mon. June 27 2022
The Smart Museum of Art will temporarily close for planned renovations to its study room and other facilities work this summer, June 27–September 21, 2022.
Smart Museum Director Search Update
last edited on Thu. May 5 2022
The University of Chicago has established an advisory committee and engaged a firm to assist in the search for the next Dana Feitler Director of the Smart Museum of Art.
Free Life for Bob Thompson
by Arnold J. Kemp
last edited on Mon. February 7 2022
An aural exploration of swinging bebop, hard bop, Beat poetry, free jazz, and deep cuts that blur the boundaries between such creative forms, curated by Arnold J. Kemp for Bob Thompson: This House Is Mine.
Stephanie Smith to serve as Interim Director
last edited on Fri. September 10 2021
Stephanie Smith assumes role of Interim Director of the Smart Museum of Art, bringing 25 years of experience as an arts leader, curator, and writer.