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.
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.
Smart Museum Interim Leadership
last edited on Tue. September 8 2020
Beginning October 17, 2020, Amina Dickerson and Bill Michel will serve as Co-Interim Directors of the Smart Museum of Art.