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
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.
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.
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.
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.
About The City
by Kathy Fitzgerald, Lead Museum Educator
last edited on Tue. May 12 2020
Lead Museum Educator Kathy Fitzgerald reflects on Walt Kuhn's painting The City, and the city outside.
Inside “Down Time”
by Leslie M. Wilson, Curatorial Fellow for Diversity in the Arts, Smart Museum of Art
last edited on Thu. April 23 2020
In a world transformed—if only temporarily—by coronavirus, what on earth is “down time”? Curator Leslie Wilson reflects on matters of observation, attention, longing, and love in two works from the Smart’s permanent collection.
A Deep Dive into the Archive
by Carolyn Hammond, Digital Collections Intern; UChicago class of 2021
last edited on Wed. September 18 2019
Carolyn Hammond shares her experience managing an ambitious digitization project to bring the Smart Museum’s archive of exhibition materials to life.
Secrets of Storage: Classical Artifacts
by Emelia Lehmann, Inventory, & Research Intern; History AB 2018
last edited on Mon. November 5 2018
During her internship at the Smart Museum, Emelia Lehmann "digs" into the history of the Classical collection at the University of Chicago.
Secrets of Storage: Ruth Duckworth
by Emelia Lehmann, Registration, Inventory, & Research Intern; History AB 2018
last edited on Tue. October 16 2018
During her internship at the Smart Museum, Emelia Lehmann delved into Ruth Duckworth's expansive body of work.