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News and stories at the Smart.

Smart Museum to Organize Multi-Site Exhibition Featuring Art by MacArthur Fellows

last edited on Thu. July 18 2019

Smart Museum awarded $1 million MacArthur grant in support of collaborative exhibition in 2021, appoint Abigail Winograd curator

Smart Museum establishes Feitler Center for Academic Inquiry

last edited on Tue. February 13 2018

Smart Museum of Art announces the launch of the Feitler Center for Academic Inquiry, a new center focused on integrating object-driven inquiry into the intellectual fabric of the University of Chicago. 

Smart and DuSable museums receive $250,000 grant from Terra Foundation

last edited on Thu. June 29 2017

The Smart Museum of Art and DuSable Museum of African American History have been jointly awarded a $250,000 grant from the Terra Foundation for American Art in support of the special exhibition South Side Stories.

Researching the Collection

last edited on Wed. April 29 2015

The Smart has been awarded the Association of Art Museum Directors's first Samuel H. Kress Foundation Provenance Research Fellowship.

The Impact of a Collection

by Anthony Hirschel, Dana Feitler Director, Smart Museum of Art

last edited on Thu. November 20 2014

Every work of art entering the Museum’s collection has an impact, shaping conversations about art and our world and providing scholars important tools for teaching and research.

From ‘Almost Accidental’ to Smart: A History of Campus Arts Facilities

by Michael O'Malley

last edited on Wed. October 1 2014

A brief history of art facilities at the University of Chicago.

Inaugural Exhibition

by Michael O'Malley

last edited on Thu. September 18 2014

An early history of the Smart's collection