last edited on Tue. July 18 2023
Deep dives into objects with he inaugural cohort of the Feitler Center for Academic Inquiry’s Collections Research Associates program
last edited on Mon. July 10 2023
not all realisms curator Leslie M. Wilson, in conversation with Meralis Alvarez-Morales (MAPH 2023), shares a few final reflections on the arc of the exhibition’s history and unexpected connections.
by Jad Dahshan, AB 2021, MA 2022
last edited on Thu. September 29 2022
Alum Jad Dahshan shares a fantastical sticker design inspired by their UChicago student experience at the Smart Museum. A limited run of the stickers will be available at the 2022 Student Activities and Resource Fair.
last edited on Tue. August 16 2022
On April 19, 2022, tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins connected with Lead Museum Educator Nicole Bond for a wide-ranging discussion about his relationship with artist Bob Thompson, how Thompson made everywhere he traveled home, and how Rollins and other jazz legends are depicted in Thompson’s 1960 work, Garden of Music.
by Arnold J. Kemp
last edited on Mon. February 7 2022
An aural exploration of swinging bebop, hard bop, Beat poetry, free jazz, and deep cuts that blur the boundaries between such creative forms, curated by Arnold J. Kemp for Bob Thompson: This House Is Mine.
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.
last edited on Sun. April 18 2021
For retired pediatrician Janis Mendelsohn, M.D., the Smart feels like home.
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.
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.
by Molly Sun, BS and AB ’20
last edited on Mon. December 9 2019
Naima Green discusses work, leisure, and her photographic portrait series Jewels from the Hinterland in the context of the exhibition Down Time: On the Art of Retreat.