In the Moment
last edited on Fri. May 28 2021
Undergraduate Research Associate Daisey Coates takes a closer look at the photography by Malick Sidibé in the Smart Museum’s collection.
Interview with Unyimeabasi Udoh
last edited on Fri. May 21 2021
Unyimeabasi Udoh, a Chicago-based artist and graphic designer, and curator Leslie M. Wilson discuss Unyimeabasi's art practice and approach to creating the look of the exhibition not all realisms: photography in africa in the long 1960s.
From Ernest Cole’s House of Bondage
last edited on Fri. May 14 2021
Undergraduate Research Associate Serin Lee takes a closer look at the photography by Ernest Cole in the Smart Museum’s collection.
Connecting, collecting, and the Smart
last edited on Sun. April 18 2021
For retired pediatrician Janis Mendelsohn, M.D., the Smart feels like home.
Winter and spring 2021 schedule
last edited on Mon. February 1 2021
The Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago is scheduled to open to the public on April 8, 2021, offering timed reservations to visit the special exhibition Lust, Love, and Loss in Renaissance Europe.
Gómez-Peña’s Mex Files: Audio Art & Strange Poetry from the US/Mexico Border
last edited on Mon. January 11 2021
Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, Public Media Institute, and the University of Chicago’s Smart Museum of Art present a year-long series of experimental audio performances from Guillermo Gómez-Peña, a performance artist, writer, activist, and MacArthur Fellow, class of 1991.
The Precariousness of Care
by Cynthia G. Lindner, Director of Ministry Studies and Clinical Faculty for Preaching and Pastoral Care at the University of Chicago Divinity School
last edited on Wed. November 11 2020
Attending to each other and our communities is costly, messy, exhausting—and vital. Cynthia G. Lindner, Director of Ministry Studies and Clinical Faculty for Preaching and Pastoral Care, writes in Sightings on the precariousness of care and her selection for the Collective Care section of Take Care.
Twenty-eight MacArthur Fellows selected for Toward Common Cause
last edited on Tue. November 10 2020
Twenty-eight MacArthur Fellows have been selected to participate in Toward Common Cause: Art, Social Change, and the MacArthur Fellows Program at 40, an expansive multi-venue exhibition organized by the Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago.
My Parents, by Song Yongping
by Brian Callender, Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Chicago Medical Center
last edited on Tue. September 29 2020
Physician Brian Callender writes about Song Yongping’s series My Parents and the ways in which it illustrates important aspects of care within one of the fundamental relationships of caring: family.
Stilled Life: Photographs from Home
by Simone Levine, Curatorial Research Assistant for Global Contemporary Art
last edited on Fri. September 18 2020
While many of us are still new to working from home, artists Laura Letinsky and Michiko Kon have worked from home for decades. Simone Levine digs into the Smart's collection to consider how the things of the home can serve as objects of living as well as subjects for working.