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Meg Jackson Fox appointed Director of the Feitler Center for Academic Inquiry and Head of Education

last edited on Thu. September 21 2023

Meg Jackson Fox joins the Smart Museum of Art as Director of the Feitler Center for Academic Inquiry and Head of Education. 

Art in Public Spaces

last edited on Thu. June 29 2023

Smart Museum of Art to take expanded role caring for public art at the University of Chicago

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

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.  

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.

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.

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.

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.